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Kaarish Maniar

Staff: Studio Coordinator

Kaarish Maniar is a student from Connecticut studying at The George Washington University. While pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with a minor in Philosophy, Kaarish’s past education has been founded in a deep appreciation for and engagement in the arts.

Choosing to pursue music in elementary school, Kaarish has since been trained for marching battery and concert percussion. In 2012, Kaarish started his marching band career in the bass line of the Mark T. Sheehan Marching Band. That year, the band was named New England States Champions and won New England Best Percussion. Kaarish helped defend the title of Best Percussion while playing the marching tenors in 2013. He also performed with his band at MetLife Stadium as a contestant in the USBands National Championship.

In 2014, Kaarish was named Percussion Section Leader and began performing as a snare drummer in Les Miserables by Claude-Michel Schönberg and Jay Bocook. As a student leader, he contributed to an award for Best Music in New England. The next year, Kaarish was promoted to lead snare. Over the course of his marching band career, Kaarish contributed to five New England State Championship titles and received extensive training in music theory, auxiliary percussion, mallet percussion, and drum set.

In addition to his musical interests, Kaarish aspires to attend law school in the near future. As a Columbian College Senator, he is currently the Vice Chair for the Finance Committee of the Student Senate. In addition, he serves as the Events Director of the Pre-Law Student Association, writes for the G.W. Undergraduate Law Review, and competes as an attorney and witness for G.W. Mock Trial. Additionally, he is trained as a fine artist and was the coordinator of Frames for Futures: Art Exhibit and Silent Auction, a charity event designed to benefit abused and neglected children in Connecticut. As an avid advocate for arts education, and a passionate musician himself, Kaarish now serves as an Administrative Assistant at M Institute for the Arts.

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