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Five Ones to Watch In 2016: Will Nathman

Jul 30, 2015 09:33AM ● By Dia
Everyone knows that Dragons go far. Whether it’s in drama or biology, swimming or history, Carroll students excel in their chosen path. These five incoming seniors have exhibited unmatched potential in achieving their aspirations, showing intelligence, passion and confidence. No one knows where they’ll end up, but one thing is certain: These five students are ones to watch.

Will Nathman

First Chair Saxophone Carroll Jazz Band

ABOUT WILL: Will Nathman has been surrounded by music his entire life. He chose the saxophone in sixth grade after hearing Lenny Pickett play on “SNL.” Will attributes his passion for music to his private teacher, Mark Dooly, who introduced him to jazz. Nathman has earned many 1st Chair Tenor Saxophonist titles, in addition to receiving CSHS’s Louis Armstrong Jazz Award
and others.

Nathman is involved with music in many
ways. He’s in the Carroll Jazz Orchestra and Wind Symphony, has volunteered in the musical orchestra for the past three years, and did marching band for two. He’s performed at Southlake venues like the Best of Southlake Awards, the Newcomers Reception, Oktoberfest, and Art in the Square. He’s also played at several other locations across the Metroplex with various orchestras.

FAVORITE CLASS: “Aside from Jazz Band, English is my favorite class,” Nathman says. “We have freedom to interpret what we read in our own unique and personal ways. Developing our thoughts as well as hearing others’ thoughts can be very interesting.”

WHAT OTHERS SAY: “Will is a phenomenally talented student in every way and is a great leader in the Carroll Jazz program,” Director of Jazz Bands David Lown says. “He’s used his talents to earn every title he has. Will is a true inspiration to all
of the students in our program.”