Congratulations to Jessica Bullock '15 for realizing her dream of performing Stars & Stripes Forever, the finale in the American Grands Concert at Elgin Community College Arts Center.
According to Jessica's mom, Susanne Bullock, 400-500 pianists perform each year at this concert. There are 12 grand pianos, two pianists per piano, and both professionals and students of all skill levels who perform. When she was in fifth grade, Jessica was recommended by her piano teacher to play in this concert. For the first five years, Jessica's dad was her partner. Now in her eighth year, Jessica had the opportunity to play three pieces: Beethoven's Sonata in D Major, Let it Go (from the movie "Frozen"), and Stars & Stripes Forever.
Click the link below to view Jessica's performance of Stars & Stripes Forever (she is in the peach colored dress in the middle of the screen up on the platform).