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Senior performs as part of band ‘Volcano Girls’

Volcano Girls is based out of Jack’s Guitar Garage in Northborough and cover rock music while putting their unique spin on other genres of music. (Submitted Savannah Staples)

Senior Savannah Staples performs frequently as lead singer for the band Volcano Girls based out of Jack’s Guitar Garage in Northborough. 

At the age of four, Staples started theater where her passion for music and entertainment grew. Continuing to pursue this passion, Staples joined Volcano Girls in 2020. Staples, along with two seniors from Westborough High School, a junior from AMSA (Advanced Math and Science) and a freshman from Shrewsbury High School work together to cover rock music as well as put their own spin on music of other genres. 

Volcano Girls has performed at several venues throughout the past few years including the 2023 Northborough Applefest, the car show located outside of Jack’s Guitar Garage in 2022, Firefly’s BBQ in Marlborough and a carnival held at Westborough High School. 

“We love performing and wish we could do it more,” Staples said. 

This year, Firefly’s BBQ is hosting a showcase of local bands on May 1. Volcano Girls plans to perform “Brutal” by Olivia Rodrigo, “Four Simple Words” by Frank Turner, “Sports” by Beach Bunny, “Don’t Call Me Babe” by Shampoo, “Why Can’t I” by Liz Phair and “Teenage Dirtbag” by Wheatus. 

“It’s a really rewarding experience,” Staples said. “I love making music and sharing it with others. It’s always really fun when the people in the audience get into it and truly love the music.”

I love making music and sharing it with others. It’s always really fun when the people in the audience get into it and truly love the music.

— Senior Savannah Staples

Over the past four years, the band has grown close; however, the band will soon face the challenge of sending off three graduating members. Although Staples will not be able to continue with this band, she hopes to join a new one when she goes to college. 

“The first time we had met, we weren’t close, but we have become really good friends,” Staples said. “Maybe we’ll have reunions after we leave for college.”

Out of all of the songs her band has performed in the past, Staples’ favorites are “Just a Girl” by No Doubt, “I Think I’m Paranoid” by Garbage and “Volcano Girls” by Veruca Salt, the title that ultimately inspired their band name. Staples values the experience of not only performing but also getting to perform with her friends. She is excited to continue this until it is time to leave for college.

“When I’m performing I’m not just performing with a band, I’m performing with my friends.” Staples said. 

Staples highly encourages everyone to pursue their passion despite the fears or doubts they may have. 

“Do it [pursue your passion] even if you’re scared or intimidated by people or the concept of doing risky things,” Staples said. “It turned out to be a really good experience.”

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Mia Nicosia
Mia Nicosia, News Senior Staff Writer
I took Journalism my freshman year to be more interactive around the school. I enjoy writing and learning interesting facts about people during the interviews I conduct as a senior staff writer. During my free time I am a part of a junior competitive riflery league and archery team. Also for the school I am apart of sophomore steering, CAP, and am a Workshop leader and Outreach coordinator for ADL (Anti-defamation league)
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    Christine StaplesMar 28, 2024 at 3:48 pm

    Savannah I was so surprised to see this on Facebook. Good for you and your friends. Keep it up! We love you #1!

    Grandma and Grandpa Staples

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