Katie De Witt
INTERESTS: Symphony Band, Wildcat Marching Band, Pep Band, and Clarinet
HOMETOWN: Palatine, Illinois
Katie De Witt is a sophomore at the University of Kentucky studying Music Education with a minor in French Language and Culture. She is hoping to pursue a career as a band director and work with marching bands. Katie has played the clarinet for eight years and is a student of Dr. Scott Wright. She performs with the University of Kentucky Symphony Band, the Wildcat Marching Band, and the athletic bands. Additionally, she is a sister of the Eta Zeta chapter of Tau Beta Sigma, the band service sorority at UK. Katie is from the Northwest Suburbs of Chicago, and is a graduate of William Fremd High School. While at Fremd, Katie played on the varsity lacrosse team, as well as being involved in many curricular and extra-curricular ensembles, such as the Wind Symphony, Viking Marching Band, and the clarinet choir. She was also an avid member of the Elgin Youth Symphony Orchestra. In the spring of 2019, Katie was awarded the Robert and Rita C. Lamb Scholarship for outstanding achievement in Music Education by the UK School of Music. Katie has a passion for music, teaching, and her new home at the University of Kentucky. When you don’t find Katie in a practice room, you may find her cheering on the Cats at a sporting event, trying out different coffee shops, or spending time with friends. While at home in Chicago, she loves exploring all the different museums the city has to offer, going to White Sox games, and seeing the different animals at the Shedd Aquarium. She also enjoys spending time with her parents, younger brother, and grandparents, and is incredibly thankful for their support in her educational and musical endeavors.
REASON FOR BECOMING AN AMBASSADOR
I wanted to help people adjust to college life and their new home at the university of Kentucky. Also, as an out of state student myself, I believe I can help these students with their transition and build and provide resources and support for people who aren’t from Kentucky, while also maintaining the ideals and values the University instills in all their students.