Entertainment Music

Brophy students get once-in-a-lifetime opportunity at Bon Jovi concert

By Michael Mandeville ’11
THE ROUNDUP

Submitted Photo - Brophy students get the chance to hang out backstage at Bon Jovi concert with members of the band.

On Feb. 24 a group of Brophy students had the opportunity to meet and sit down with rock stars Richie Sambora and David Bryan of Bon Jovi.

Sophomore Chase Knox’s ’12 mother works for Forever Young, a charity organization started by former NFL star Steve Young.

A part of the work they do involves giving students the chance to conduct interviews at large scale events like professional sports games and concerts.

After she went to Assistant Principal of Student Activities  Mr. Jeff Glosser about the possibility of getting a group of students together for an interview at the Bon Jovi concert in February, students Eric Huso ’10, Jeff Coltin ’11, Parker Jones ’12, Keaton Leandor ’13, Matt McLean ’13 and Brophy graduate Jaric Khoiliann ’09 gladly accepted.

“The two came into the interview and instantly lit up the room,” Coltin said in an e-mail.

Coltin and Leander conducted the interview asking questions about the starting of the band, advice they had for young musicians, the consistency within the band and their post-Hurricane Katrina work done in New Orleans.

“Both were gracious and put thought into answering each and every question well,” Coltin said.

The students got to enjoy the show and sing along to hits like “Living on a Prayer.”

“I still can’t believe how lucky I am!” Coltin said, “I got home that night totally exhausted but wishing I could do it all over again.”