Each week The Advocate asks a different “quiz taker” for his or her current favorites in pop culture.
QUIZ TAKER: Sheily Bell, 64, Dutchtown High School director of bands and director of the Baton Rouge Concert Band
WHAT I’M LISTENING TO: “Classical, all types of music and talk radio. I listen to Alfred Reed, some of his favorites… I love swamp pop music. I know that sounds silly, but that’s what I grew up on.”
WHAT I’M READING: “I like to read music magazines like The Instrumentalist and the National Bandmaster Association Journal, romance novels, The Morning Advocate and the Gonzales Weekly.”
WHAT I’M WATCHING: “I hardly ever watch TV but when I do, I watch HGTV, news channels, some sitcoms and movies.”
WHERE I’M SURFING (ON THE INTERNET): “YouTube, Google, Facebook.”
WHAT’S YOUR GUILTY PLEASURE? “Going to our camp, movies and the beach when I have time.”
What does it feel like to direct a band like the Baton Rouge Concert Band, which has its Independence Day concert today
at 7 p.m. on the Capitol steps?
“It feels great. I love the music, the process and the final product. I also love the musicians who dedicate their time and effort to have such a successful concert band.”
Advocate staff writer