A tribute to the sound board

As my fourth and final musical at STA, I bid farewell to the many memories made by the sound board.


by Kat Mediavilla, Web Editor of Photography

My dearest Sound Board,

It’s hard to believe that just a few weeks ago I completed my fourth and final STA musical with you by my side. Boy, what a truly wild ride it has been. Your bright lights and complex controls which once scared me away now welcome me home as a safe haven. Sure, we’ve worked together on some pretty incredible productions and have made the beautiful voices of Mushnik & Son, Bobby Strong, Little Red Riding Hood and William Barfee echo throughout the auditorium of M&A.

As rewarding as those memories are, the most cherished memories I have with you are so much more than that.  I’ve laughed, cried and had my fair share of stress-induced panic attacks by your board. It is also where I’ve made new friends– ones who I will treasure for the rest of my life. You, my trusty Board, are the reason I have many of the wonderful and talented friends that I have today. Without you, I would never have been able to see how much time, talent, and energy goes into a musical production. Without you, I never would have had the blessing of watching some of the most talented performers grow from timid little freshman understudies to powerful senior leads. Without you, I would not be the leader I am today.

You have showed me the importance of patience, confidence, trust, and leadership. You constantly remind me how much hard work pays off, and for that, I am eternally grateful. Out of the hundreds of hours I have spent by your side, there is not a single second I would trade for anything in the world.

Your friend,

Kat Mediavilla