Published : Tuesday, February 13, 2018 | 5:26 PM
The Ramona community knows sophomore Aelena Gillies as the drummer for our liturgical music celebrations and talented member of the Music & Charity Club. Her passion for music includes The Killers rock band that played last Thursday, February 1, at the Staples Center. Aelena went to the concert with a sign in hand asking to play drums on stage with her favorite band to a packed stadium of 21,000 fans.
She was chosen and became the first young person and female to ever land this opportunity. When asked about the experience, Aelena shared that having music somehow in her life – whether teaching music lessons or playing live in a band, or something in between, music is IT for her. It’s what she wants to do for the rest of her life. She glowed as she continued to talk about music.
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