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Orchestra Comes Together at Board Game Social

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  • Smiling, Summer Jogee ’24 socializes over a game of Mastermind. Jogee, an orchestra officer, helped plan and execute the board game social.

  • Eyes on the game, Anvita Kondi ’26 plays Super Mario Kart during Orchestra’s board game social. In addition to classic board games, members played video games and Just Dance.

  • Concentrated, Nikita Maralla ’26 waits to make her move on her board game. Orchestra members sprawled across the floor at the social, splitting into groups, with as many as eight board games going on at once.

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Notes of community resonated strongly on Friday, Jan. 26, as orchestra hosted their annual board game social after school. Members collected in the orchestra room to socialize among Just Dance, Super Mario Kart, and board games.

Organized by orchestra officers, this year’s board game social drew inspiration from years past by including fan-favorite games and friendly competition, but also took on a more profound meaning.

“Orchestra is all about making music together, and you can’t have that without being a community,” Orchestra Advertising Committee officer Eera Gour-Gupta ‘25 said. “So, we really have to foster that bond within each orchestra and each level because it matters a lot.”

Hosting frequent socials, the program places a heavy emphasis on camaraderie-building beyond rehearsals.

“Our members seem to really enjoy [the socials],”  Gour-Gupta said. “They’re a great way to come and connect with other people outside of music.”

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Chloe Oakley, Campus News Editor
Class of 2025 Looking forward to another year as a part of Student Press, I am especially excited to be serving as Campus News Editor for an organization I so cherish. Beyond an obvious love for writing, my primary interests include literature and music. In the rare moments you find me outside the newsroom, I am likely hiking, fulfilling my love for coffee, or escaping into a thriller novel.

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