Students bond over love of music

Photo by Gray Olson ’17 — Student band Rightwise performs on stage at Friday Night Lights on Oct. 17th

By Sam Romero ’17

Sophomore students Cooper Dinowitz ’17, Max Fees ’17 and Alonso Salas ’17 come together through a shared passion to form the band Rightwise.

“I think music was the thing that united the three of us,” Fees said.

He said they have gotten together every Sunday afternoon for the last year in his dad’s garage.

They got their band name Rightwise in Mr. Scott Middlemist’s ’87 class when reading King Arthur, Dinowitz said.

“We write almost all of our songs, but we will cover a song to play at a social event,” Fees said.

Over the last year they have written 10 original songs.

“I think our favorite song is ‘I Got Mine,'” Fees said.

Dinowitz said that they have had three gigs in the past. Their last gig was Oct. 17 at Friday Night Lights after the Chaparral football game.

Dinowitz said he wants to show his talent to Brophy, and this is the reason why he loves to play at the school.

“I only get nervous before going on stage, but when I am up there it tends to go away,” Salas said.

They played three original songs at Friday night lights; “I Got Mine,” “Buy Me Sleep” and “Try Growling”.

The band also covered “Burning Down the House” by Talking Heads.

“They remind me of more 80’s rock but combined with more of a modern twist,” said Nick Buccino ’17.

Dinowitz said that they get most of their influence from U2 and The Killers and even though they do not try to copy their sound, they emulate their style.

“My first reaction of the band is that it is genuine,” said JohnPaul McCann ’17.