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Many northern Virginia school districts
have strong music programs, so it's
no surprise that some of these young
musicians are beginning to make their
mark on the area. Five students from
Prince William County's Colgan High
School and Fairfax County's Robinson
Secondary School have joined together
to form an alternative rock band called
Pomegranates on Fire (PoF), which
performs a mix of classic rock songs,
new arrangements of cover songs, and
original pieces. Ages 1517 years, these
five kids are all accomplished musicians
who met through a network of music
teachers and performance ensembles.
Robinson students Terra RussekRobbins
(drums) and Abby Clark (electric bass)
connected based on the recommendation
of their orchestra conductor, who knew
both of them as enthusiastic orchestra
students. Terra plays cello and Abby
plays upright bass in the Robinson
philharmonic orchestra. Abby also plays
in the school's jazz band, along with PoF
member Marshall Lockey (guitar).
Terra met Brock Flanders (guitar), a
Colgan student who also plays piano,
after talking with guitar teacher Cliff
Blum at her father Erich's music store,
NOVA Music Center. Brock later met
fellow Colgan student Sydney Denardo
(vocals), who overheard that the band
needed a lead vocalist. A singer and
theatre performer, Sydney attended a
rehearsal and was immediately invited
to join the band.
As Historic Manassas kicked off the
summer season of First Friday concerts
on June 7, Pomegranates on Fire
competed in the Manassas Battle of the
Bands competition, moving fluidly from
song to song like professionals--they won
in the Garage Band category. Last month
they took on
their biggest
challenge to
d a t e -- t h e
2 1 s t M i d -
Atlantic Band
B a t t l e a t
Jammin' Java
in V i e nna.
D e s p i t e
being one of
the younger
a n d l e s s
experienced
bands, they
were one of
f ive bands
selected from this preliminary round to
move on to the finals on Friday, August
30. All are welcome to attend to cheer
them on!
In anticipation of this big competition,
the band is writing more original songs,
which is usually a collaborative effort.
"We all usually write our own parts to
songs," Abby says. "Someone presents
an idea of a color, a phrase, or some
chords, and then we go from there."
The result of combining each member's
different music style has resulted in "one
glorious, beautiful mess of a genre...
thrash-punk-indie-rock..."
PoF members understand the challenge
of a young band trying to make their
mark, and so they encourage their
musical peers by following other local
bands on social media and supporting
live music. They've been impressed at
how easy it has been to connect with
other bands. "All the bands we've met
playing at events have been so nice and
supportive," Terra says. "The local band
scene is a great community."
To learn more about the band, visit
pomegranatesonfire.com.
Pomegranates on Fire: A Hot Local
Youth Band on its Way to the Top
~ Nancy Griffin-Bonnaire