By Allie Reardon
Roman Lyons is a 17-year-old junior attending Meade County High School. In his junior year now, Roman has been a part of the MCHS band since middle school and currently plays three instruments: drums, piano, and xylophone. On top of taking the classes, Roman has also participated in Marching band since 8th grade and has been a part of indoor drumline for almost as long as that. His extensive band career is all thanks to his brothers, who sparked his love of music at the young age of 10 by teaching him how to play drums.
Q: Where did your love of music start?
A: “My dad always played music and I was always a mini version of my dad so anything he loved I loved and music was one of those things.”
Q: If you had to re-do one of the marching band shows which would you pick?
A: “War of the worlds I felt like I could’ve done better at all of the comps and shows.”
Q: Do you plan on continuing your pursuit of music after highschool?
A: “Sadly no, a different career is calling me.”
Q: What advice do you have for incoming band members?
A: “Have fun, listen, and keep pushing.”
Q: What season do you prefer, marching band or indoor?
A: “Marching band, better competitions in my opinion.”
Q: Do you prefer playing music by yourself or with a group?
A: “Playing music with a group because you hear how everyone sounds together and how the product should truly sound.”
Q: What’s your favorite memory with the band?
A: “My first year at indy it was amazing and it lived up to the hype my brothers gave it.”
Q: Who is your biggest inspiration, musically?
A: “Luke Holland”
Q: What would you like to see happen in the Meade County Arts Scene?
A: “More people, I want more people to join and be a part of everything choir, band, and art.
Q: Is there anyone you’d like to thank for their support through your artistic career so far?
A: “My cousin Zach Dowell for always keeping me going and pushing through.”