Coffee House Rock


Ashley Thoms and Brenna Birr

On Friday December 12, 2015, West Bloomfield High School Student Leadership held the annual Coffee House. Coffee House gives students the opportunity to perform in front of their peers. Anyone was invited to attend as long as they paid the five dollar fee. Students who sang, beatboxed, rapped, and played instruments were selected through an audition process to showcase their skills and talents.

All of the students who came to watch cheered on their friends who took part in the performance. The support created a very positive and nonjudgmental atmosphere, allowing for each participant to have fun as they displayed their talents in front of fellow classmates. Food and drinks were sold for a small price, and candy was placed on every table for attendees to enjoy. In total there were sixteen acts for the night and it was the great to see the talents West Bloomfield High School students have. Most of the contributors were seniors, however, a few of the other underclassmen joined in the Coffee House as well.


Caroline Sucher           (12)   Sang “If I Ain’t Got You” by Alicia Keys

Mario Kakos                 (12)   Sang “O’ Holy Night”

Chelsea Stamman        (9)    Sang “Youth” by Daughter

Gauri Oak                      (11)   Sang “Like I’m Gonna Lose You” by Meghan Trainor

Elvis Ashkinazde          (12)  Beatboxed

Alex Ball                         (12)  Played “Can’t Help Falling in Love”

Matthew Rowley           (12)  Played “Can’t Help Falling in Love”

Aaron Strager                (12)   Played “Can’t Help Falling in Love”

Parker Feldman            (12)   Played “Can’t Help Falling in Love”

Erin Simon                     (12)  Sang “Can’t Help Falling in Love”

Torrey Van-Norstrand (12)  Rapped “Dab”

Bobby Hairston             (12)  Rapped “Dab”

Olivia Bowyer                 (11)  Played the guitar, an original piece “Beautiful Lie”

Jaiden Blallck                 (10)  Sang “Dark Wolf”

Serena Hoost                   (11)  Sang “Let it go” from Frozen

Antwon Cross                  (9)   Played Piano

Bahli Johnson                 (10)  Sang “Stay”

Peter Stavropoulos         (10)  Sang “Radioactive”

Sana Hakim                     (12)  Sang “Some New”

Alex Kaufman                  (12)  Played “Latched” on ukulele

Jack Reed                          (12)  Sang and played the guitar