Remember Aidan Price, who loved music and sportsmanship

Aidan Price was born in San Francisco on 7/7/2001 – oddly enough – weighing 7 pounds, 7 ounces. He spent most of his life in Berkeley, where he attended Berkeley School, Rosa Parks Elementary, King Middle School and Berkeley High (Academic Choice, class of 2019), and where he died suddenly on June 20, shortly. long after completing his first year. year at Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota. Curiosity, friendship, creativity and big hugs were central to every aspect of his life.

Aidan Prize. Credit: Erin Scott

From an early age, music was central to Aidan’s life. He had an incredible memory for lyrics and strong opinions on pitch and arrangements. Aidan started playing the piano at the age of 5 and was happiest when his friends or family got together to sing. During his years as a camper and instructor at Camp Kee Tov, he loved to sing (loudly). Aidan also strove to perform with the best musicians he could find, which is why Berkeley High’s jazz program was such a great home for Aidan’s musical energy. There he played trumpet and piano, eventually becoming the principal trumpet in the ensemble as an elder. Aidan was also fond of musical theater and was an enthusiastic participant in both the pit and musical direction of Berkeley High, Berkeley Playhouse, and the Youth Musical Theater Company (YMTC). He took a year off before entering college to develop his skills in music conducting and composition.

But it wasn’t just in musical ensembles that Aidan showed an incredible sense of teamwork. His passion for college competition grew through the Albany Little League and the Bay Area Disc Association (BADA). In high school, ultimate became a passion. He was a proud member of the 2019 BHS High Coup National Championship team and also competed in the National Youth Club Championship summer program representing the Bay Area, Aftershock and Red Dawn teams. His love for Ultimate also led him to work as an advisor at the Ultimate peace program in Israel. Ultimate is a self-refereed sport and includes a tradition of cheering on the opposing team after every match. High Coup liked to encourage his opponent in the form of haiku; Aidan was the mastermind of the verse, as well as the team’s Captain Spirit. When he followed both parents to Carleton College, Aidan became a member of the Men’s Division 1 CUT (Carleton Ultimate Team).

Aidan had a knack for forging deep and caring friendships. Even in his freshman year of college during the pandemic, where masks and low social density were mandatory, he formed a very tight network of close friends. Aidan’s love of life, big ideas, wit and curiosity to learn new things brought so much joy and adventure to all who knew him.

For us, her parents and her brother, Aidan’s eagerness to make people laugh, squirm or revel in the unusual was limitless. We feel so lucky that his gap year coincides with his forties so that he can share his love of song and play with our family. Although he was almost seven years apart, Aidan loved to share music and sports with his brother. Her laugh and her big hugs will be deeply missed.

Aidan is survived by his parents, Rich Price and Caitlin Patterson, his brother Emmett Price and his extended family in the United States, England and India. A public memorial service is planned for the end of the summer.

If you would like to honor Aidan with a donation, we suggest the Youth Musical Theater Company (YMTC) or CURE Epilepsy at Aidan donation page. Please add “to honor Aidan Price” in the notes section when donating. We would also like to cherish your stories and memories of Aidan. Please send the text and / or photos by email to:

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