Hi. My name is Max Demers. I am a 2001 alum of Kettering Fairmont, currently living in New York City. About a year ago, year ago, I joined a band called Astoria Boulevard, a folk trio, made up of myself, Philip Drennen (another Fairmont alum, class of ’02), and another musician, Dan Scott. Lately things have really been picking up for us, and I wanted to send our alma mater an update:
In the last month alone, we have been featured on NPR’s All Things Considered
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=127093542 and in the Wall Street Journal
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704250104575238663766558200.html? for our recent successful Music Under New York audition.
Most recently we have been named semi-finalists in the nationwide search for the new freecreditscore.com (formerly freecreditreport.com) band. We are one of 4 bands from New York City left in the competition. There are also 4 bands from Chicago, and four from LA. We are hoping to be the band to represent New York in the finals in Los Angeles. In order to get there, we are seeking online votes. We are reaching out to you with the hope that you may be able to spread the word and get the good students and staff of Fairmont High in our corner from now until June 21st, when the voting ends. I’ve included the link to our semi-finals video package below where you can get any/all information about the contest, see the other bands in the competition, and even … if you feel so obliged … vote. :) I’ve also included some links to our original music on facebook and youtube. Astoria Boulevard might just make it in this business. We really believe in ourselves, and think you will too once you check us out. There are a number of members of the Fairmont staff (Mr. McDonald, Mrs. Clark, Mr. Baxter, to name a few) who can vouch for us as people, and I think our music speaks for itself.
Thanks so much for taking the time to read this. I hope to hear from you.