Forming a band at KP

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  1. Saguy2222

    Saguy2222 New Member

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    Would anyone know if it's possible to form a rock band at KP in your later years when you have more freedoms? Make it into a club and have everyone meet up and rehearse? Possibly play gigs in New York? If not, what are musical extracurriculars are there at KP?
     
  2. KPEngineer

    KPEngineer Eternal Father ... 5-Year Member

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    It's been done. We had a band that would play the M/N Pub most weekends, I don't know if they played any gigs off campus but they did play a few songs at June Ball that year.
     
  3. cmakin

    cmakin 5-Year Member

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    Is the pub still even there? It was opened during my third or second class year. . .can't recall which one for some reason. . . .
     
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    KPEngineer Eternal Father ... 5-Year Member

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    Can't recall because you spent too much time there is most likely. Now its the "M/N Activities Center" but will always live on as "the Pub" in many hearts.
     
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    You could most certainly form a rock band at KP. You could even make it a club activity, provided you have a sponsor and enough people who are interested. If you had upper classmen in the group, you could even play gigs off campus during plebe year.
     
  6. cmakin

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    It was quite the deal when it opened. Saved a bunch of us from getting into trouble down the street, although that was also the reason for heading down the street, too. . . .
     
  7. KPEngineer

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    And got a bunch in trouble who didn't head down the street ... aka the "MAC 5" of lore.
     
  8. MMA19kid

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    The last commandant shut it down, current commandant brought it back. But it's still called the pub and is still in operation. The regimental pub master is a thing.
     
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    Oh, didn't hear about that one. . . My class had the Felony Fund. . .a few more than 5 involved in that one. . . sure got MY attention speaking with the NYC detective from Queens. . .and then there were those that painted the rainbow torpedo target on the EMPIRE STATE. . . allegedly. . . . or MY favorite, turning the gun around to face Wiley Hall. . . .
     
  10. KPEngineer

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    We had the Pub Czar, sounds better IMNSHO
     
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