Students rock open mic nightMonday, May 07, 2012 By Monica Peacock
On April 19, the high school student council hosted its annual “Open Mic Night” at El Fredo’s Pizza in Sioux City. Members of the student council decided to change the location of the event to El Fredo’s because they wanted students to have more space to perform. “Our school is getting bigger and more students are starting to come to Open Mic so we needed to upsize,” said junior Elizabeth Hemmingsen. “The stage was really nice because everyone could see who was singing.” Several students took the stage, including junior DeVon Lewis, sophomore Kirkland Cruse, and seventh grader Jordan Younger. High school art teacher Kelly Glasgo also performed. “I played a drum solo and I thought it was fun because it wasn’t that serious,” said Lewis, who brought his own drum set to the event. Glasgo and Cruse performed “ You Really Got Me ” by The Kings. Glasgo played the acoustic guitar and sang while Cruse jammed out on the electric guitar. “It was a lot of fun,” said Glasgo. “I was afraid my credibility as a serious teacher would be undermined, but I got over it.” Younger performed Adele’s “ Someone Like You ” on the piano and “ If I Die Young ” by The Band Perry on her guitar. “I was more nervous to perform in front of older kids that I didn’t know than actually playing the songs,” said Younger. Younger, who normally sings in her church choir, enjoyed performing in front of a new crowd. “It was lot of fun to just be spontaneous,” said Younger. “It was fun to do songs that I like to sing.” Student council advisor Kim Bacon believes this year’s Open Mic Night was a huge success. “This one had a really neat feel to it,” said Bacon. “It really felt more like a concert.” According to Bacon, the manager at El Fredo’s said that the students were not only talented, but well-behaved. The student council plans to host the event at El Fredo’s next year.