SLAS Times 2018/2019 Fall 2018 | Page 27

The Performance Lab Band of SLAS by Anthony Yates S During class hours, the students practice in a band for upcoming events at the school. They get almost complete freedom in picking the songs they want to cover and they also receive advice, guidance and help from their teacher, Mr. Gary. LAS has several unique and interesting classes, but there is one particular class that stands out from the rest: Performance Lab. This class allows students almost entire freedom to explore their passion in music, and it also helps and directs them into form- ing a band that performs at almost all events at SLAS. The band itself loves the genres EDM and pop music, and they draw a vast amount of inspira- tion from the two. Often, they blend their style with pop, EDM and rock. At the time of writing this article, the band have been practicing a popular EDM/Pop song called “Faded”, and they are preparing to perform it live at the Back to School Bash. The band’s bassist, Jonason, stated “the band is going to do great at the bash.”