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Elexys McDowell, Bassoonist

Elexys McDowell, bassoonist

Elexys now attends West Catholic Preparatory high school and is still involved in the after school music program, Play on, Philly!. Elexys is a recipient of the Paul Buttermore Scholarship where she won a free trip to Canada to further her studies on the bassoon. Elexys would like to travel the world with her bassoon when she is older to teach others about her instrument. But for right now, she is thinking about joining the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra.

This is Elexys's fifth year playing the bassoon. She started when she was 11 years old, and has loved it ever since.  At first, she was reluctant to join Play On, Philly! at her middle school but is thankful she did. "I love how my instrument sounds, especially the low register. I feel that when I play, I'm creating a story people will remember forever".