Arrow

Ska’s the Limit

Back to Article
Back to Article

Ska’s the Limit

Collin Fox, Sports Editor

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






A lot of high schoolers have dreams of forming and playing in a legitimate band, but this group of boys turned their dreams into a reality.

Ska’s the Limit, a band composed of senior students, combines the unusual styles of ska music with marching band instruments.

“It all started with my friend Brendan [Haithcock] and his love for ska music,” senior and bass player Jared Turski said. “We realized that our group of friends are all musically talented, so we just decided to go out and make a band.”

Haithcock and Turski formed a band with six of their friends, including marching band members that play horn and string instruments, as well as traditional rock band instrument players, like drums and vocals.

“I think the best way to describe it is an existential experiment of art, passion, and a search for purpose,” senior and trombone player Brendan Haithcock said. “I would literally die for ska.”

The band recently took to the stage at the annual school talent show.

“I thought their performance was great. Musically, it was spot on,” principal Thomas Lietz said. “It brought me back to my early 20s.”

The band plans on performing more often and sharing their love of ska music with others that may not be familiar with it.

“We just love playing together,” senior and guitar player Ryan Olivier said, “and we are going to continue doing what we love for as long as we can.”

Although the band does not yet have their next performance planned, students can count on them shredding on stage with the music of ska some time soon.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
Collin Fox, Sports Editor

This is Collin's third and final year with good ol' Smales. He is the sports editor and is ready to go out with a bang and do it to em this year. #comebackszn

Leave a Comment

If you want a picture to show with your comment, go get a gravatar.




*

Navigate Left
  • Ska’s the Limit

    Feature

    Friday Night Madness Frenzy

  • Ska’s the Limit

    Feature

    First snowfall of 2018-2019 school year

  • Entertainment

    To all the Netflix movies I’ve loved before

  • Ska’s the Limit

    Entertainment

    Dairy Queen unveils fall flavors

  • Feature

    New teachers increase Chieftain staff

  • Ska’s the Limit

    Clubs

    Up for Debate

  • Ska’s the Limit

    Feature

    Homecoming Court now in session

  • Feature

    Applying to college

  • Feature

    Arrow editors get inspired at Tedx Detroit

  • Ska’s the Limit

    Feature

    Anxiety on the rise for teens

Navigate Right
The student news site of Utica High School
Ska’s the Limit