Crimson

Crimson

Minor to Major: A Look Inside the Expanding Jam Club

Photo+credit+Sean+Blythe.
Back to Article
Back to Article

Minor to Major: A Look Inside the Expanding Jam Club

Photo credit Sean Blythe.

Photo credit Sean Blythe.

Photo credit Sean Blythe.

Photo credit Sean Blythe.

Sean Blythe, Reporter

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






Jam Club meets Wednesdays and Fridays in Mr. Montgomery’s room. Junior Rowan Peters founded the music collaboration-based club. If you like music, you should join because getting better at music makes music more fun.”

According to Peters, improvisation is key. “Improvisation is a massive part of modern music, especially in rock, so that takes a lot of practice.” Improvisation is playing notes out of air, as in, not from any particular song and with nothing to base it off of. It’s also an important part of composing an actual piece, as a unique melody is key for a song.

The club originally started when Peters grew tired of playing by himself. I ended up playing in what used to be Mills’ room every day my freshman year, and no one else was there … It was very boring and lonely so … [I invited] other people,” Peters said.

This collaboration soon formed into an official club. “When my friend Rowan joined band last year we became friends, and he was starting a club and then told me about it,” sophomore Jackson Dulaney said. “I’ve always enjoyed music… Music’s always been kind of my favorite so it was a lot of fun.”

Some members joined with no experience and learned how to play an instrument with help from the club members. “I had no music experience until a couple of weeks ago,” junior Cooper Murphy said. “A lot of my friends happened to be in the club … For the longest time until this year I wasn’t playing an instrument— I was hanging out with them.”

“[The environment is] pretty casual, they’d pretty much take anyone,” Murphy said. Jam Club welcomes anyone who wants to learn how to play music or wants a place to practice their musical talents.

To its members, Jam Club is a wonderful celebration of everything a band stands for, collaboration and greatness through working with each other.

Photo credit Sean Blythe

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
Leave a Comment

Before posting your comment, please make sure it adheres to our Discussion Policy:
1. Be respectful to the author.
2. Be respectful to persons mentioned in the article, and to other commenters.
3. Inappropriate comments will be destroyed.

The full policy is outlined in our Editorial Policy.




Navigate Left
  • Minor to Major: A Look Inside the Expanding Jam Club

    Features

    Senior Elliot Pak shares his experience as ASB President

  • Minor to Major: A Look Inside the Expanding Jam Club

    Features

    Continuing French After Class

  • Minor to Major: A Look Inside the Expanding Jam Club

    Features

    What You Didn’t Know About Mr. Johnson

  • Minor to Major: A Look Inside the Expanding Jam Club

    Features

    Stanford Bound: senior Diego Preciado shares his experiences

  • Minor to Major: A Look Inside the Expanding Jam Club

    Features

    Improvising A Good Time

  • Minor to Major: A Look Inside the Expanding Jam Club

    Features

    Emergency Preparedness Club: Not just for the apocalypse

  • Minor to Major: A Look Inside the Expanding Jam Club

    Features

    The Rise of Spikeball Club

  • Minor to Major: A Look Inside the Expanding Jam Club

    Features

    Young Entrepreneurs Club? I’d Invest In That

  • Minor to Major: A Look Inside the Expanding Jam Club

    Features

    Inside the heart of the new Creative Writing club

  • Minor to Major: A Look Inside the Expanding Jam Club

    Features

    Looking Sharp: Caiman Crescendoes Wrap Up the Season on a High Note

Navigate Right
Classical Academy High School's Online News Site
Minor to Major: A Look Inside the Expanding Jam Club