Members of the AACS Marching Band were in for a special treat at band camp this past Sunday evening. After moving in and spending the day rehearsing, the students were able to Skype with David Frey, the lead singer of the contemporary Christian band Sidewalk Prophets, whose song "Live Like That" the Marching Band has arranged as part of their competitive show.
Frey, who is currently touring, took time to speak with the students about his band, their music, and their ministry. He answered questions from students talking about topics varying from how God inspired him to pursue music, the struggles of touring on the road, and the joy of following the Lord's leading. Frey also talked about "Live Like That" and how the band was inspired to write it from Hebrews 12:1.
Mr. Hall, the Upper School Band Director, first reached out to Sidewalk Prophets about arranging one of their songs last spring. He said, "I love this band and thought this song in particular was perfect for this year's show. They've been so excited about the prospect of a marching band performing their music, and then for Dave to Skype with us was awesome. You could tell he was tired from traveling all day, but he was still so energetic and genuine about his love for Jesus; it was a really special experience!"
The Marching Band will premier their show, "Birth of a Hero," at AACS on Sept. 16th at 2pm.