Live Music Club hosts concert with graduating members

Evelina Gaivoronskaia | Staff Writer

For members of the AMs, their final concert held notes of sadness.

The Live Music Club (known as the AMs) held a concert with recently-graduated members at Kidd Coffee On Wednesday, July 31, just weeks before many of them head to college. 

Former member and founder Savannah Quach started the club two years ago out of her love for music.

“I am very sad to leave it because (the AMs) have honestly become my family,” Quach said. “The thing that I will miss the most is the sense of family and community. With our music we try to bring the community together and that’s really our goal.”

Erin Urbanowicz, a rising senior, heard about the AMs from her neighbor and joined the group as a vocalist and strings player. As she looked back on her time in the club, she said that it helped her perform in front of people more easily.

“In the beginning I had a lot of stage fright, but the AMs really brought me out of my shell,” Urbanowicz said. “I will forever be grateful for the AMs and for the opportunity that it’s provided me with, because it’s been really awesome.”

Urbanowicz said she’s going to miss all of the former members and the bond they formed. Because of that, she said she, along with other members of the club, hope to start similar groups in the future. 

“We’ve all made a pact that whatever college we go to, we’re going to try to start some kind of music band that’s similar to this,” Urbanowicz said. 

Over the past two years, the AM’s have had an impact on the Mason community inside and outside the high school, Quach said. She started out the club with the intention of it being just for fun, so she didn’t expect the club to perform outside of the school. Even then, she is happy the AMs had that impact on the community around them.

“I wanted a space where you could create music with other people and have a lot of fun doing it, so I figured, ‘why not just start a club?’” Quach said. “I wasn’t picturing us doing performances like these, we were just supposed to hang out, play music together and have some fun. But it ended up becoming something incredible.”

Photos by Anushka Mukherjee.