Notre Dame Academy
Area of Interest: Music
Parents: Angela and Don Tricarico
How did you get started with music?
I began music with the piano in second grade when my elementary school cut their music program. I then learned the ukulele, cello, clarinet, and the bass. I picked up the bass because the Notre Dame Academy (NDA) jazz band needed a bassist my freshman year and I fell in love with it!
What does your involvement with music look like now?
I have played the bass in Music Ministry, pit orchestras (for NDA and for St. Norbert College’s Next Stage musicals), pep band, jazz band and in the band for choir concerts. I love music because it brings people together and is a unifying force. With regard to the future, I plan on continuing to play bass for jazz bands.
What six words would you say describe you best?
Motivated, driven, focused, reliable, loyal, quiet
What’s the greatest piece of advice you’ve received?
Always be the hardest worker with the best attitude.
Where do you hope to one day visit?
What advice would you have to other students thinking of starting with music?
Take every opportunity to learn as many instruments as you can.
What is your favorite thing you’ve ever done as a musician?
Playing in pit orchestras, especially Footloose at NDA.
If you had a superpower, what would it be?
Read people’s minds.
What are your plans for after high school?
To attend a university on the East Coast and study astrophysics.
Milk, white or dark chocolate?
Milk chocolate. Does anyone really like white or dark chocolate?
Early bird or night owl?
Early bird 100%.
What is your first childhood memory?
We were singing happy birthday to one of my cousins, and I was under the impression that it was my birthday. My mom had to explain to me how the passage of time worked.
Favorite Halloween costume you’d ever had?
A red Crayola crayon.
Apple or Android?
Starbucks, Dunkin or Scooters?
Starbucks. I go there so often they follow my Instagram page.
What is your favorite class and why?
Honors physics. I find physics so interesting because it explains how the world around us works.
Which statement do you agree with — the movie was better than the book or the book is always better than the movie?
The book is always better than the movie!
Are you a Green Bay Packers fan?
Only because their quarterback was a host on Jeopardy.
Who is your biggest role model?
My mom, because she is an amazing person who constantly goes out of her way to make sure her family is taken care of. Plus, she is a ton of fun.
When you were little, what did you want to be when you grew up?
I wanted to be a medical research scientist because both of my parents work in the medical field.
Cereal: Fruit Loops
TV show: The Office
Local restaurant: Noodles and Company
Pizza topping: Pepperoni
Shoe brand: Converse
Favorite ice cream flavor: Chocolate
Favorite book: East of Eden by John Steinbeck
Cookie: Chocolate Chip