By Colleen Flanagan, The Maple Ridge – Pitt Meadows News
Two high school bands from Samuel Robertson Technical will be participating in this years Nimbus Battle of the Bands.
The two bands, Detour and Skookum, were selected after they each sent in a video of themselves performing a submission song.
Detour, is made up of Markus Castro, Grade 10, rhythm guitar, Jayden Hovey, Grade 12, drums, Hailey Thomas, Grade 11, lead singer and Josh Black, Grade 12, bass.
“The biggest challenge was getting the songs ready and then they had to put the video together,” said the school’s School of Rock teacher Steve Halfnights.
“Once I saw the videos I knew that both of them had a good chance when they submitted them,” he said.
Detour’s submission song was a cover of Slow Dancing in a Burning Room by John Mayer.
Skookum, made up of Grade 12 students, Jesse Taylor, bassist, Jason Keen, drummer, Anderson Grasty, rhythm guitar, Trevor Keen, lead guitarist, Hudson Costa, piano and key-tar, and Reed Taylor, Grade 11, lead singer, performed an original called Over Again for their audition video.