Student Band: Froski

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Joey, Josh, and Zane practicing together. Photo taken by Bennet Wood.

Colton Peters, Columnist, 2012-2013

Different students have different interests, some like to draw, others play sports, and some people like to craft things. You could even go so far as to say that there is an extracurricular activity for everyone, and for a small number of students, this takes the form of a student band. It’s not a foreign concept, but neither is it one that you’re likely to see every day. Here at Horizon Honors, we have a new student band, Froski, comprised of Joey Vitagliano and Sage Greenawalt (grade 9), and Josh Cook (grade 8).  I was able to interview one of the band’s members, Joey Vitagliano, to get more information on how they started and where they’re going.

 

Q: So what exactly is the story behind the band’s name?

A: Josh told Jeff that Joey was considering starting a band. Roughly three hours later, Jeff turned to Josh and said “You should call it ‘The Froski.'”

 

Q: How long have you guys been together now?

A: As friends, Josh and I have been besties since third grade. Zane joined the friend circle around sixth grade. As for the band, Josh and I started playing together mid-summer. The band officially started around August 2012.

 

Q: What kind of music do you guys play?

A: We started with all covers, doing mostly stuff by Grateful Dead, The Allman Brothers Band, The Who, and traditional folk songs. Recently, we’ve been working on original stuff. Our original work incorporates styles of the previously mentioned bands, as well as more modern styles such as The Black Keys, Fleet Foxes, Mumford & Sons, Jack White, and Foster the People.

 

Q:So who exactly is in the band and what do each of you do?

A: I play lead guitar and sometimes do slide guitar, keyboard, mandolin, melodica, bass, and vocals. Josh Cook plays rhythm guitar, slide guitar, sometimes lead guitar, keyboards, and also vocals. Then there’s Zane Greenawalt who does vocals and sometimes plays the drums. Bennett Wood is also going to be joining us soon on keyboard, drums, and vocals. There is also a possibility that Sage Greenawalt will be joining on the bass.

 

As students, it can be rather hard to find time to find time for something that requires a much commitment as a band. If you are interested, don’t be afraid to ask the members more about their band.