SMITHSBURG -- At 15 years old she has already performed the national anthem at three Hagerstown Suns games and other events. Most recently she sang at a remembrance ceremony in Hagerstown's City Park.
"I've been singing pretty much my whole life," said Katie Gigante, a Smithsburg High School sophomore. "Ever since I could make noise."
Katie is part of her school's show choir, takes voice lessons and performs with the Frederick (Md.) Children's Choir. In the past, she has taken piano lessons and played the clarinet, and now she takes guitar lessons.
"I like singing more than playing instruments," she said. "But piano is a good skill to have for a singer."
Katie said she loves all music, but mostly Broadway show tunes. Her favorites are "The Sound of Music" and "Rent."
"I love that you can express yourself (through music)," she said. "It's something that you can always have with you."