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Getting to Know “The Bridgetones”

 by Autumn Huerter

Here at Music House, our band workshop is among our favorite programs that we have available. It is so fun watching students come together in the spirit of collaboration, and ‘The Bridgetones’ are certainly no exception. This great group practices every Tuesday at our Lenexa location.

Continue reading to learn more about this awesome adult band, including how they got their unique name, their favorite memories they have made together, and who their musical influences are.

Students left to right: Kim Dubbert, Kenya Harp, Chris Pickering, Kevin Sutmoeller, Jake Sanders

Teacher: Dodi Wiemuth

How did you come up with your band name?

Chris: We had really young band members and then me, so we were "Bridging" generations.

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

Jake: We're all really good friends.

Kenya: The camaraderie, working toward a goal together.

Kevin: It makes Tuesday nights the best night of the week.

What's your most memorable band experience?

Chris: The two times we won the battle of the bands.

Kenya: I agree.

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

Jake: The Black Keys

Kenya: The Black Keys

Chris: The Black Keys

Kim: The Killers or Taylor Swift

Kevin: Rush

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

Chris: Play with passion.

Jake: Do it for the love, not for the money.

Kenya: Remember that everyone in the band has a voice. 

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Written by Autumn Huerter
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