Filament holds auditions in preparation for Coffee House


Joe Sehrer

Seniors Godwin Banzuelo and Chris Groshon perform a duet at the Filament Coffee House auditions. The event will be held after school on March 14.


Many students don’t get the chance to display their talents. The Filament Coffee House, however, gives students just that opportunity. An interest meeting for the Coffee House was held on March 7 directly after school in room 269. The event, which we be held on March 14, is meant to raise money to fund the Filament magazine published at the end of the year. Tickets will be sold for $3 in advance and $4 at the door.

“I’ve been writing for nine years. I feel like I just wanted my voice to be heard. I want to be known for a talent,” junior Correy Kennedy said.

Anyone was welcome to audition regardless of their own musical or writing experience. They could also audition for multiple acts, which resulted in an assortment of singers, guitar duets, rapping and poetry.

“I’ll do anything to get on stage and I’m also in Filament,” senior Chris Groshon, a potential performer, said. Groshon auditioned in three different acts, which included a guitar duet, a solo performance and the reading of a poem he wrote.

“My poem is about past experiences with people who let me down,” Groshon said.

“Coffee House is a group of students who perform music, poems or any other artistic talents. Usually around 10 to 15 people perform. Most of the people who try will get in,” junior Marwa Eltahir said. Eltahir is the editor in chief of the Filament and works with English teacher Kathleen Dion to organize both the concert and the magazine itself.

For many of those who tried out, the audition served as an opportunity to gain experience on stage and raise other people’s awareness of their individual talents.

“I hope to become more used to performing in front of people. I’ve only done that once before,” sophomore Kristen DeAngelis said. “It’s interesting to go through different fields and try new things.”