The William factor

student spends free time pursing music and sharing his natural born talent with the world

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William Gay, senior, is somewhat of a musical anomaly. Although he is a somewhat reserved and awkward guy upon first meeting, on stage, his voice is mesmerizing. With perfect pitch, William mixes his natural talent with meticulous self discipline to place incredibly well in all auditions.

“Will has perfect pitch, which I see as a gift from God but he also have been indoctrinated into the world of music since he was a little kid,” states close friend, senior, Camden Lashley.

As an eighth grader, Will not only made first chair in choir All Region but the top band in the band Region as well, setting an extremely high standard at the start of his musical career, however. William Gay has ceased to disappoint. Over the past five years, William has made first chair every year for choir, even making first chair in All State his junior year, has made the national choir, and continues to make top band every year.

“I was a little bit surprised at his ranking his first year because he was trying out against juniors and seniors but he is very diligent about learning his music and he has a beautiful voice. Its not given to him, he works very hard. So it didn’t surprise me after that,” states choir director Randy Erwin.

No matter his talent, William is not looking to enter a career of music but instead, rocket science. However, if Gay uses his natural talent and continues to be a driven worker, it is certain that William would not only succeed in his career but will also make ground breaking strides in it.

“There’s something satisfying about rocket science. There’s so many interworking parts. I’ve always been fascinated by space and my sheer curiosity has molded me to but myself out there and maybe discover something never seen before,” Gay comments on his desired career.

However, no matter the career he enters both Lashley and Erwin both believe that Gay will be successful in whatever field he chooses and that music will always be a guiding factor in his life.

“Will is just an incredibly intelligent and kind guy. Whatever he ends up doing, he’d be amazing at,” Lashley commented with a smile

William Gay is just an example of the not only educational but also musical excellence that Har-Ber has to offer. 

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