I was able to talk to the band at lunch time, apparently things have been going well for them. From what I’ve heard, they’re sounding great. When they arrived this morning they had no idea which songs they were going to do. After talking to the directors and reading the plays, the band chose their songs and started rehearsing.
|Photo by Dan Tarker|
This year there are two virgins in the band, the rest are veterans who, even if they haven’t played with the other people before, knew each other. I got to talk to Michael Owcharuk, Erin Bednarz, Basil Harris, Jesse Parce, and David (the band liaison). They explained how there’s no leader of the band and for each song different people take charge. This year the band includes a cello making them “a rock band with a cello”. Plus, though Erin is the lead singer, everyone in the band can sing and take turns as backup.