Immersed In Music hosted the first live performances of the 2018-19 year this past Monday and Tuesday, and the bands came through in a big way for their respective audiences. Parents and friends cheered enthusiastically for Young Rockers, Rockers Prep, and Rockers bands on Monday night, and the Drum Ensemble and Rockers bands on Tuesday.
SNAGLJK and The Crazy Dragonettes, the two Young Rockers bands, each played two songs. This was the first experience of being on stage for many of the students in both bands and they did a great job getting through the jitters and showing off all they’ve learned!
Rockers Prep’s PurpleGreenEctoplasmDucksFromMars hit the stage with their version of Green Day’s “Boulevard of Broken Dreams” and then wowed the audience with Fall Out Boy’s “Uma Thurman.”
Woody’s Roundup overcame several hurdles (Quinn recovering from being sick and Henry being away in Vermont for several weeks) and, with the help of Rick Batley, delivered strong performances of “Santa Monica” and “American Idiot.”
Orbit showed off their band members’ years of experience with cohesive instrumentation and some great harmonized vocals. They had the audience on their feet at the end of the first night with fun set of songs from Paramore, the Raconteurs, and Weezer.
The Drum Ensemble impressed everyone with the music Michael has written and the nearly seamless synchronization of he and Luis playing the drums to it.
KAAPE delivered a powerful performance of Pink Floyd’s “Comfortably Numb” and U2’s “Pride: In the Name of Love.”
The Breads impressively overcame the loss of their lead singer just a week before, with Eli and Jack splitting the vocals on songs from 3 Doors Down, The Fratellis, Blur, and Green Day.
Revolution ended the second night with a great energetic set. In addition to George Thorogood’s “Move It On Over” and Ted Nugent’s “Midnight Train to Memphis”, they impressed everyone with their band’s original “Funky Child.”
The staff celebrated Immersed In Music’s successful live Winter shows with pride in all these students and how much they have accomplished in just 13 to 26 hours of rehearsal since mid-September!