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Getting to Know “Quintessential Catastrophe”

 by Autumn Huerter

One of our favorite things here at Music House is getting to know more about our student bands, including their aspirations, goals, and musical influences. Recently, we took the time to catch up with ‘Quintessential Catastrophe’, a group who is as unique as their name suggests. To get the insider scoop on this great ensemble of talented kids, continue reading below!

You can find Quintessential Catastrophe rehearsing at our Overland Park location on Mondays.

Band Members pictured left to right:

Barami Barbarick, Devika Krishna, Ty Fellers, Michael Rogness, Danin Hokanson, Logan Rogness, Calvin Albert

Teacher: Jon Self

How did you come up with your band name?

Barami: I don't even remember.

Logan: We were running out of time and didn't have a name.

Danin: Quintessential is one of Logan and Michael's favorite words...and then we added Catastrophe.

What's the best part of being in a band?

Ty: Playing music not alone.

Michael: Having to learn to actual correct song forms.

Logan: Playing music.

Barami: It makes me play more music.

Danin: Being accountable to actually learn music.

Calvin: Aspiring to get paid to act like a rock star.

Devika: I like telling people that I'm in a band cuz they think I'm cool.

What are some of your band goals?

Logan: Be good.

Michael: Coming up with more creative answers.

Devika: Don't offend audience members.

What's your most memorable band experience?

Michael: When Calvin didn't show up for a show. But then he got there.

Danin: We played musical chairs while waiting.

If you got to open for any band, current or defunct, who would it be?

Devika: Johnny Hobo and the Freight Trains.

Ty: Native Construct.

Barami: Pink Floyd.

Calvin: The Clash.

Michael: Foo Fighters.

Logan: Foo Fighters.

Danin: Grandson.

What advice would you get to students that are just getting started?

Michael/Logan: Have fun, enjoy what you're doing.

Ty: You don't have to sound good if everyone else sounds bad.

Calvin: Have fun, no seriously, I mean it!

Devika: Aspire to be in a band so you can be super cool!

How has playing with other people benefited you?

Michael: You try harder.

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