On Thursday February 18th, the Commons at Bedford High were transformed. With dim lighting and refreshments, the Bedford High School Commons transitioned from a cafeteria to a modern day, for lack of a better phrase, a classic NYC Coffee House. Parents, students and children all attended the fundraiser for the music department here at BHS, and acts featured some of our favorite BHS bands bands Plot Twist and Yesterday's Tomorrow, both performances being some of the best of the night. It was a success.
There was a serious amount of talent on the stage that night and luckily for me, I was able to snag an interview with a few members from Yesterday's Tomorrow, one of the performing bands from the event, and Plot Twist, the winners of last year's Battle of The Bands. It's safe to say that their music was as great as they were friendly. I asked both bands how the ambiance added to the performance-- and conclusively, both bands loved it!
"Coffee house was great! It's so cool to see different talents with people writing, composing, singing when they play instruments, and performing what they want. It's a great musical showcase." Abby Crowder, a member of Plot Twist, answered behalf of the group. Plot Twist was the first act of the night, and with their success with Battle of The Bands and the Talent Show, there was no denying that the band was inclined to be a part of the fundraiser for the music department. "I would say it was definitely a success and I would definitely do it again!"
Next, I spoke to one of the singers of Yesterday's Tomorrow, Emily Lussier. "We loved coffee house! It was such a nice and relaxing atmosphere. Getting to see other performers always inspires one's own music. We would've liked to do a soundcheck before the show, but other than that everything was great. We thought coffee house was very successful. All the performers were wonderful and the audience seemed to enjoy themselves. I think we would definitely do it again, especially if given the opportunity to perform more than one song."
This was one of many Coffee House events the Bedford High School Music Department hosted, and hopefully it would not be the last.