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Students form a successful new band

Jane Elkins, Staff writer

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Chicken and Waffles plays many different types of music genres. They play pieces by artists like Johnny B. Goode whos main music genres are rock and pop and Joe Zawinul who focuses on jazz.
Chicken and Waffles is a band that formed together when the students decided to put their talents together.

Most of the members have started playing their instruments as a kid. “I have always dabbled on drums since I was little but I did not really take it seriously until my freshman year of high school,” Fornaris said.
The band of 6, sophomore Jackson Fornaris, senior Milton Ramos, sophomore Nareg Boghosian, senior Justin Pham, junior Noah Byrne, and freshman Adam Shawish, came together at the Taste of Annandale.

The band is comprised of a pianist, a guitarist, a bassist, a drummer, a saxophonist, and a trumpet player.
The name may seem uncommon but it comes with an explanation. “We did not have breakfast and at the Taste of Annandale, there was a food truck that was selling the traditional chicken and waffles so we decided to name our band that,” Ramos said.

Altogether, the band has played and memorized around ten songs. “My favorite piece is C Jam Blue written by Oscar Peterson,” Pham said. So far, the band has performed at St. James Catholic Church, Coffee House at AHS, and at Taste of Annandale. Coffee house is an event here at AHS hosted by Filament. They allow you to perform and show off your talents in front of an audience.
“Johnny B. Goode is my favorite piece because it is the song that kind of brought us all together and saved our butts for our first gig,” Fornaris said. They plan to continue performing throughout the rest of their high school years.

In the future, the band members in Chicken and Waffles want to continue playing in a band either professionally or just for fun so they can keep sharing their talents with the community.
Although they wanted to participate in Battle of the Bands, an event where multiple bands compete for a prize, they will not be able to. However, the band will continue to perform at events like Coffee House and other locations.

About the Writer
Jane Elkins, Staff Writer

Freshman Jane Elkins is currently a staff writer for the A-Blast. This is her first year on the A-Blast. Jane enjoys to play sports and...

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Students form a successful new band