|Members of Sound 31
"We want to be stars," was the reply given by the
members of Sound 31, San Pedro's newest musical band, during an interview with
the San Pedro Sun on their plans for the
future. Sound 31, an eight-member, all-cousin band made their musical debut
Easter Monday at Central Park as entertainment for the Easter Challenge
sponsored by the Ambergris Caye Sports Academy and the San Pedro Dance Company.
Surrounded by a multitude of "groupies" and eager adults, Sound 31 more than
impressed all who were privileged to hear the band for the first time.
The formation of the group came about after an insistent
Dennisito Wolfe and Sherrie Ann Pou persuaded San Pedro's Music Maestro Dennis
Wolfe to become their musical coach. Dennisito who plays the drums and Sherri,
the bass player, then recruited cousins Deli Eiley (keyboard/vocals), Dymra
Vasquez (keyboard/vocals), Javier Alamilla (guitar), Gina Marie Wallace
(vocals), Jay Eiley (vocals/percussion) and Jaime Vasquez (guitar/vocals) into the band and they
were off to stardom. Since the first week of February the group has been meeting
at the Wolfe residence in the San Pablo area where they have two-hour practice
sessions three to four times a week. To give them a taste of the actual live
"stage" performance, Sound 31 made a special appearance at Palapa Bar on Easter
Sunday where they wowed the crowd with their repertoire of three songs - La
Bamba, Old Time Rock & Roll, and I'm A Believer!
At Central Park the group's efforts were rewarded with
thunderous applause as they once again played their lively songs. The public was
very receptive to their performance and even asked for an encore. Proving that
music will live on in San Pedro, Sound 31 hopes to include more songs as they go
along and make more public appearances. Some of the songs they are looking into
are the popular "Mayonesa", "El Gusanito" and "El Baile del Gorilla."
Much praise must be given to Dennis Wolfe for sharing his
talent and for his patience with these children who, coincidentally, are all his
nephews and nieces. Thumbs up to the members for their interest and
determination to form the band and to their parents for supporting their
children's vision. San Pedro looks forward to hearing more great music
from Sound 31!