My name is Kate DesRoches and I have been playing the French horn for seven years. Last year, I played with NSYO for one concert, as they were in need of another horn, and enjoyed it so much that I am joining as a full member this year! I have always been inspired by film scores, especially music by John Williams and Howard Shore, and this was a big part of what first inspired me to choose the French horn. I am currently taking a gap year, after which I plan to attend Mount Allison University to study environmental studies. Although I am not planning on pursuing a career in music, I am definitely going to continue playing music, since it is such an important part of my life.