In this feature, The Thrill will showcase a typical day of a member of the Kenyon Community: student, faculty, or staff. If you have nominations for people to be showcased, please share them in the comments or email us at email@example.com.
If music be the food of love, then Seth Reichert ’17 is truly a player. He’s a music major with double minors in Russian and Anthropology. Seth has been playing violin since the 5th grade in his hometown of Bozeman, Montana, and on campus he plays in the student/faculty combined folk band, The Handsome Devils, and in the Knox County Symphony. He also sings baritone in Kenyon’s all-male classical and folk a cappella group, Männerchor and in Community Choir, for which he was the student conductor of their most recent concert. On top of that, he dabbles in piano and guitar. He’s also vice president of the Social Dance Club and specializes in retro styles like swing and lindy-hop. Plus, he works for Helpline and the KCDC scene shop, and he’s the co-recording studio manager with Teddy Farkas. Evidently, he’s a busy busy man, but we found a few free moments to catch up in Storer lounge, basically the Mothership for himself and fellow music majors. The lounge is festively adorned with strings of colored lights and candy canes and even a tree. He and other majors decorated it all on Friday night, but most of the candy canes have been snitched by students in need of a sugar rush. As we chatted, swanky strains of horn and piano music drifted to us from adjoining rooms. So without further interlude, here’s a measure-by-measure look at a Monday in the life of Seth Reichert: