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Interview with Subject to Demolition

New local band, Subject to Demolition, will be debuting at Mardi Gras this year! The group, composed of two Blue Mountain School alums and a friend, plays punk music and have been mentored by BMS alum and Spoon Fight member, Luke Thomas.

Who is Subject to Demolition?

  • On Drums: Donovan Saunders, an 8th grader at Floyd County High School.
  • On Guitar: Camille Terrill, a junior at Springhouse Community School who attended Blue Mountain School in preschool and kindergarten and most of 7th grade.
  • On Bass and Vocals: Yeshe Cooley, a freshman at Springhouse Community School who attended Blue Mountain School from kindergarten through 7th grade.

How Did You Get Started?
Camille and Yeshe discovered that they both wanted to start a band. They talked about it for a few months before asking Donovan to be the drummer. Practicing was hard at that point, but they stuck with it, talking about ideas in their free time and practicing on their own. When this school year started up, they created a weekly practice time with the help of Luke Thomas.

What was the best part about going to Blue Mountain School?
It was a really good social environment, and you could really have trust in your teachers and classmates.

Which teacher or teachers at BMS really made an impact on who you are today and in what ways?
For Camille, it was Alice and Kristen, who were her teachers through preschool and kindergarten. For Yeshe, it was Brien Egan, who was her teacher for 7th grade. He made an impact on her by playing Green Day during class and focusing on building student confidence.

(Yeshe on the far right in music class at BMS.)

What advice do you have for parents who are thinking about enrolling their kids at BMS?
It's a great environment for your kids to grow in and mature in. Our advice would be to spend a day at the school and see what is going on, and maybe talk to other students.

What advice do you have for kids who want to start their own band?
Make a band with friends. You will spend a lot of time with these people, so make sure you can stand to be around them. And practice on your own, even if you don't have band yet. If you aren't skilled in your instrument, your band won't go very far.

What plans do you have for the band after your Mardi Gras debut?
We want to start writing our own music and playing more shows. We are hoping our band will take off, and after high school we can go on tour and travel the world with it.

How can folks follow the band?
People can contact us directly here by email: subjecttodemolition@gmail.com.

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