Blog readers already know that Fletcher students have talents that extend way beyond the classroom. Today, allow me to introduce Los Fletcheros. More accurately, I’ll let second-year student and part-time musician Jeffrey Fine do the introduction. He was writing in answer to my question, “Are you a Fletchero?” and to my request for information about the group:
I am a Fletchero — trumpet.
As a least-common-denominator, we are all from Fletcher, we like to play music to blow off steam, and we have a propensity for throwing epic musical bashes that attract a broad sampling of Fletcher students. More specifically, Los Fletcheros is an eight-piece band that has its roots in Fletcher’s cultural nights, but has since morphed into a venue-filling ensemble playing cover music from the jazz, funk, classic rock, pop, and alternative genres. We now have about five shows in the academic year, plus one epic gala at the annual ski trip. After graduating much talent last year, we recruited two new first-years who will be press-ganging new Fletcheros after six of us graduate in May.
Have musical talent? Keep the Fletcheros in mind when you’re deciding if Fletcher is the grad school for you. Otherwise, there may be pressure on the faculty to agree to the request from first-year Fletchero, Joe, to fail Jeff and other second-years Claire, Sam, Fred, Andrew, and Nick. Joe writes, “I mean, I wish them all the best, of course, but this is rock and roll!” Don’t let it come to this, future students. Instead, help out by joining Los Fletcheros in September.