During their junior year of college at Drake University, Sydney Williams and Josh Boeschen met when they were seated next to each other in concert band.

Josh was the lead trumpet and Sydney was the lead trombone, which were seated next to each other.

On Feb. 11, Josh took Sydney to see her favorite musical, “The Sound of Music,” at the Civic Auditorium in Des Moines.

After the show, the couple ate pizza at Fong’s Pizza and then headed over to the Pappajohn Sculpture Park.

After a brief walk, Josh asked Sydney to read the title of one of the sculptures. Sydney read “Marriage” before turning to see John on one knee.

Sydney is the daughter of Daryl and Dawn Williams. She is a 2013 graduate of Osage High School. She is a 2017 graduate Drake University with a bachelor’s degree in accounting and information systems. In December 2017, she received her master’s in accounting degree from Drake, as well. Sydney is as an IT risk advisory staff member at Ernst & Young in Des Moines.

Josh Boeschen is the son of Greg and Jill Boeschen. He is a 2013 graduate of Johnston High School. He is a 2017 graduate of Drake University with a bachelor’s degree in actuarial science. Josh is currently employed as a bilingual retirement specialist with Principal Financial Group in Des Moines.

The couple plans to marry on June 9, at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Osage.

After the wedding, the couple plans to continue to reside and work in Des Moines, while taking as many vacations as possible and watching lots of Netflix.