Ainsley Willis, 15, is a freshman at Dobie High School. She has been playing bass since 5th grade and is now a member of the Dobie High School Freshman Varsity Orchestra under the direction of Angela Badon, Stephen Payne, and Tam Duong. She has received superior ratings consistently at Solo and Ensemble Festival since the 6th grade. Ainsley has been a Region 19 member the last 3 years. In 8th grade, Ainsley was the Region 1st chair bass. She takes lessons with Becky Merritt, a member of the Pasadena Philharmonic, Galveston Symphony, and Clear Lake Symphony. Ainsley likes to spend time with her cats and dogs, and hang out at home with her family and friends. She loves to travel and took a trip to NYC with her family this past Spring. Ainsley volunteers with her church’s Summer Kid’s Club and would like to volunteer at local animal shelters.