Student Song Requests Denied at Homecoming


Avalon School students expressed frustration last week about the music playlist at the Avalon-Brookewood Homecoming.

Male students attending the dance, held at the Knights of Columbus in Silver Spring, Maryland, left disappointed because their song requests never played.

To make matters worse, some students thought the DJ favored the girl’s requests over the requests of male party goers.

“The DJ was horrible, he would only play the songs the girls would ask for and played none of the songs the guys requested,” said Sanie Samura, a junior.

Samura rated the DJ five out of ten and preferred that he played more American hip hop artists such as Lil Uzi Vert, 21 Savage, and Drake.

However, Avalon School assistant headmaster Matthew Bronzi thought the music choice was quite fair.

“His music selection was okay,” he said.

Other chaperones claimed students enjoyed the music, plus they found it appropriate for a school dance. They also mentioned students danced and had fun.

“The music was swag,” said teacher Harris Moriarty. “Brittany Spears’ Toxic came on and they loaded the dance floor, and they didn’t leave until closing.”

Students danced to hits from bands such as classic rock group Journey, 90’s dance pop favorites Backstreet Boys and *NSYNC, as well as Justin Timberlake.

Still, students felt differently, and even preferred a different genre of music.

Senior Micheal McPherson rated the DJ four out of ten and preferred he played American country musicians Dierks Bentley and Brad Paisley.

“I’m not sure it would’ve made it better for everyone, but I like it way more than pop,” he said.

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