Fearless leader… Griffith performs the leading vocals for the group during the last song of the evening.
Fearless leader… Griffith performs the leading vocals for the group during the last song of the evening.
Presley Hughes

FHS hosts 90s rock ‘n’ roll concert

by Presley Hughes, reporter

FAIRHOPE, Ala.– During sixth and seventh period on March 21, guitar teacher Michael Griffith led a band of students through a musical excursion of mainstream hits from the 90s in the Fairhope High School Black Box.

The annual concert allowed students to take breaks from their learning schedules to enjoy peers’ musical talents through both singing and instrument playing. Griffith’s musical group consisted of over 20 students, all of which either sang or played instruments like the acoustic guitar, bass, drums or electric guitar. The main singers of the group included Alex Wright, Adley Watson and Eve McKeever, the leading singer of the night.

“I’ve really loved being part of this band for a long time and it’s really helped me become more confident in my singing and stage presence,” McKeever said. 

The group performed a wide variation of music genres throughout the evening, but the most common includes alternative rock, indie rock and alternative grunge, which was the most commonly used. McKeever performed the most songs out of anyone in the band, including performances of “Zombie” by The Cranberries, “Creep” by Radiohead and “Learn to Fly” by Foo Fighters.

“I had the pleasure of putting together the music choices with the members of the band and I’m happy to say that they have great taste in 90s music and they really cared about giving the songs justice,” Griffith said. “I wanted to make sure that the songs were performed in a way that would make the original writers of the music proud.” 

Griffith encouraged his students to get to know each other better. He said that since most students don’t know each other in the beginning, it’s important to let them become grow together as students and friends.

“I think music – and especially playing guitar can bring people together in a way only music can,” Griffith said.

The annual rock ‘n’ roll concert is scheduled to be performed at the same time and place next year. Griffith can be contacted for further information at [email protected].

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