Not every holiday school concert has a performance like this. At the middle school holiday concert the students rocked out a cover of a famous Guns N’ Roses song, ‘Sweet Child O Mine.’
Jasper Hughes, the drummer who performed in the concert, shared the video online and wrote, “For my school’s holiday concert, our band director thought that it would be fun if we were to do a cover of the famous Guns N’ Roses song, ‘Sweet Child O’ Mine.’ When our band has covered songs in the past, we typically have dressed according to the time period and genre of music.
“When we played Van Halen’s ‘Jump’, we dressed in crazy 80’s bright colors, including a couple wigs. For this song, our band director told us to come in black leather and the whole punk look. The holiday concert is the biggest performance of the year, with about every family at the school attending. To fit all of these people, the concert takes place in a giant church near our school.”
The teen added, “Needless to say, playing this song for such a large crowd was immensely fun.”
We love how the music director is so enthusiastic about his students too, cheering them on from the audience. He’s so happy and enthusiastic and proud of his students he can’t contain his joy.
One viewer said, “If I was the music teacher, I would be acting just like him, very proud of what he taught and they accomplished, hats off to you kids. Don’t stop your journey in the music industry, you are on your way, if you 5 stick together the future holds many promises for you.”
“This music director for this school is what we need in all the schools…Kids were awesome,” commented another.
“That was one of the coolest things I’ve seen in a long time. All of those kids killed it! That music teacher is amazing! You could tell by his enthusiasm he knew exactly what he had with those middle school musicians,” said one person.
“I’ll be honest, when I watch videos of middle school kids playing covers like this, I usually end up regretting it. The ONLY thing I regret about this one is not seeing it sooner. What an amazing job by a very talent group of kids. Solid playing by all members of this band,” encouraged a new fan. “Keep up the great work.”