Private Property welcomes all to its second concert


Holly Reichard

Original members of the band Henry Gaston, Jason Turske, Max Smith, Sean Burns, Penelope Pandolfo, and Luke Reichard. Not pictured is Colin Klink.

Meghan DeHaven

Live music was missed by many over the course of 2020. Many saw 2021 as a new beginning and a start to life going back to normal. Imagine the excitement of about 200 people lined up outside a local bar and restaurant on a hot summer day in 2021 to see a new band started by high school students. This was especially thrilling to music enthusiasts. People danced and heads bounced as this new band played their music.

The band is called Private Property, named after a sign in senior Max Smith’s neighborhood. Private Property consists of six BPHS students: Penelope Pandolfo (Lead Singer), Sean Burns (Lead Guitar), Henry Gaston (Rythmn Guitar), Jason Turske (Drums), Max Smith (Keyboard), and Colin Klink (Bassist). 

On Dec. 27 at Level 20, Private Property will play their second show.  A band called Plainview will open at 7 p.m. with Private Property to follow around 8 p.m.

In August, Private Property performed as a band for the first time. Around 200 people attended the event. The band was stunned by the support they got from their family, friends, and even people they don’t know.

Private Property performs at Level 20 in August. (Meghan DeHaven)

When asked about his reaction to the crowd at their first show, Turske said: “It was crazy. People never stopped coming in. The room got so hot and people were on top of each other trying to fit. I expected probably 100 to come but I don’t think I realized how many 100 really is.”

“[It] is awesome but at first it was nerve-wracking,” said Pandolfo.

At their first concert, Private Property played songs such as “Rhiannon” by Fleetwood Mac, “Layla” by Derek and The Dominos, “The Chain” by Fleetwood Mac, and many more classic rock songs similar to those.

We’re playing a whole shabang of stuff, mostly classic rock, but there’s sure to be a little something for everyone.”

— Colin Klink

As of right now, the band is preparing to play “Last Christmas” by Wham! and “Careless Whisper” by George Michael. 

“We’re playing a whole shabang of stuff, mostly classic rock, but there’s sure to be a little something for everyone,” said Klink.

Smith said: “We’re playing cool music. We feel cool playing it. You’ll feel cool listening to it.”

Come show the band some support on Dec. 27 at Level 20. Tickets are $10 at the door.