Getting to Know "Friday"
Friday is the newest musical sensation to earn the attention of fans, friends, and family throughout the Music House community. When it comes to music lessons for kids in Overland Park, this seven-piece shows the true benefits of collaboration. What we know for sure is that Friday loves wordplay, and they sat down to tell us a bit about how it all came to be.
How did your band come up with that name? Tell us the story.
Reece: It was better than the last name we had (O Whale)
Aiden: We didn't like our last band name
Jacob: We didn't like our last band name
Natalie: It sounded cool
Ryan: It is the best day of the week
Cullen: It’s the second-best day of the week
How long have you been playing your instrument?
Jacob: Since 3rd grade
Ryan: 5 years
Aiden: 1.5 years
Cullen: 5 years
Natalie: 4 years
Sydney: Since birth
If you could magically convince one famous musician, living or dead, to join your band, who would it be?
Ryan: Michael Jackson
Natalie: Freddy Mercury
Jacob: John Coltrane
Reece: Freddy Mercury
Aiden: Billy joe Armstrong
Cullen: Alex Lifeson
Why is it so important for a musician to perform and collaborate with other musicians (as opposed to always just practicing alone)?
Ryan: To make great music
Reece: You hear other peoples aspects of music
Jacob: Make relationships
Natalie: So I don't freak out when I perform
Cullen: Hear other peoples version of music
What is something you've learned from another musician in your band?
Natalie: Should not all play the same part
Ryan: Patience is not always the option
Sydney: It’s more fun to collaborate
Cullen: How to work with other musicians in a group
Describe the most excellent, memorable moment you've ever had with your band.
Jacob: One of the performances
Ryan: Breaking stick after performance
Natalie: Cullen breaking a stick in the middle of the song
Reece: Floof and friendship
What do you guys do that's special – that you think sets you apart from all the Music House bands?
Natalie: The low attention span
Aiden: We aren't special
Jacob: I agree with what they say
Imagine one of your friends takes private lessons somewhere (not at Music House). They tell you that they love music and wish they were as good as you, but they're getting bored with lessons and might quit. What advice would you give them?
Natalie: Persevere because you will improve if you keep playing
Sydney: If you don't quit it looks better on a college resume