Daniel Legrand was music major from Charlotte, N.C., however originally from New York City, NY. His musical interests started in the fifth grade at Charlotte Country Day School (CCDS), when he picked up the flute for the first time, and has been with it ever since. Daniel was involved in the Concert Band under the direction of Christine Rydel in middle school and high school serving as co-principal. In high school he also auditioned for and was selected as a section flautist of the Western Regional Repertory Orchestra in Boone, N.C.
In addition to an interest in music, Daniel also was significantly involved in CCDS theatre, swimming, soccer and the school's Environmental Awareness Council, National Honor Society, and International Thespian Society.
At Davidson, Daniel studied with Amy Orsinger Whitehead, and was involved in a number of ensembles. His principal ensemble was the Davidson College Symphony Orchestra, but he was involved in the Flute Choir (under the direction of Amy Whitehead), and the "Stockbaroquers," a new student-led ensemble with a focus on Baroque music. He also collaborated in other functions whenever requested, including the monthly Campus Ministry Taizé service.
Though music was a significant part of his life, Daniel was very involved in the Davidson Club Swimming Team and Catholic Campus Ministry (CCM). If he was not practicing, he loved to read, go to classical concerts and hang out with friends in his spare time.