The Bored’s First Album Release

The Bored’s First Album Release
Posted on 09/15/2022
Darrell Pipo, Jr. & Matt Bruns of The Bored

Congratulations to ISD 917 teachers, Darrell Pipo, Jr. and Matt Bruns, for releasing their first album as half of the four-member music group, The Bored!  All band members provide vocals, with Darrell on lead vocals and guitar, Matt on bass, Christian Waage on trombone and keys, and Jason Matsch on drums.  Formed in 2018, the band has regularly played in local venues and festivals.  Their new album, titled From the River’s Edge, reflects their 60s soul influence.

Both Darrell and Matt point to the ISD 917 core values of collaboration, empathy, personalization, and diversity as keys to their band’s success.  The quartet of band members wouldn’t be nearly as successful if they didn’t find ways to understand and incorporate their individual personalities, unique life experiences, and musical tastes and styles.  Throughout the COVID pandemic, The Bored leaned into their music and their band, ultimately leading to the recording and release of From the River’s Edge.

ISD 917 is incredibly proud of their achievements!  Congratulations, Darrell Pipo, Jr. and Matt Bruns!

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