During the school day, the cafeteria is bustling with students chowing down on food and engaging in obnoxiously loud conversations. However, a few times a year, the rowdiness of the cafeteria dies down in the evening to enjoy the camaraderie of a group of talented students at Ledyard High School. Every quarter, the LHS National Honor Society hosts a evening where students can collectively gather to watch performances from their fellow classmates known as the “Coffee House.” These performances can range from acting to reading poetry, but the predominant acts are musical ones, which also includes a wide range of genres. Musical acts vary from soft acoustics to heavy metal, and rap to rock bands. Coffee House has a huge variety of acts and performances, so there is something for everyone.
Sophomores Emma Chin and Erin Tolles, who have collaborated in the past performing as “E2 [squared],” discuss how relaxed these performances are and how much they enjoy them.
“I like that it’s really relaxed and that you don’t really need to be good,” Tolles said. It also gives people an opportunity to showcase their individual talents even if they are not involved in Ledyard’s music program, which is something Chin finds pleasant about Coffee House. When asked about preparation, the 10th graders have stated that they don’t need to prepare too much. They try to get a week’s practice in, but usually end up practicing one day before Coffee House actually takes place.
Through Coffee House, students will get a chance to experience Ledyard High School through a different lens and discover how talented their classmates are.
Coffee House occurs four times a year. The first three, which are in October, December, and March, are inside the cafeteria and the last one in May is out in the courtyard. Be sure to check out the first Coffee House on Oct. 19 at 7:30p.m.
Noah Cayangyang, Staff Writer
Sophomore Noah Cayangyang is a staff writer for the 2017-2018 Colonel. He plays on the soccer and track teams at Ledyard. Noah is also the guitarist in what most people refer to as a “mildly decent band” and FUN FACT: he will *die* if you give him peanuts. Do not feed the wild Cayangyangs.