Spangdahlem musicians take over the Brick House

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  • By Airman 1st Class Dillon Davis
  • 52nd Fighter Wing Public Affairs
Airmen gathered to play music and relax at the Brick House during Open Jam Night here May 3.

The recently renovated Brick House is known for hosting touring bands, gaming tournaments, and volunteer opportunities, but, until now, it has not had a night to let Airmen put on their own musical show. The new music studio addition to the Brick House gives Airmen the opportunity to practice their musical talents and a time and place set to showcase their talents with a monthly Open Jam Night.

Open Jam Night is a mixture of already-produced cover songs and never before heard songs written and played by Airmen and family members. The event allows base members a chance to showcase their musical and vocal talents in front of a crowd.

Senior Airman Matthew Connelly, 52nd Equipment Maintenance Squadron, initially helped with the creation of the Brick House studio and was pleased with the outcome of the second Open Jam Night.

"We use the jam night as an outlet to release our creativity in a form of positive reinforcement," he said.

The new studio gives base members the chance to practice with others without the limits of base noise regulations, and the Open Jam Night provides musicians with recognition for the time they've put into practicing new songs.

Airman Steven Marrinier, Spangdahlem American Forces Network, sang in the band "Scarlett Fox" during the second Open Jam Night.

"The Brick House is a diamond in the rough. They have enough talent to rock the entire base, but not enough people to support the musicians," Airman Marrinier said.

Although the jam nights are a relatively new addition to the Brick House schedule, the amount of bands and musicians booked have already increased. There is no cost to attend and support the bands.

For more information about the next Open Jam Night, call the Brick House at DSN 452-5326.