Assistant principal Orders rocks in his band, Exit 0
March 15, 2017
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HE WANTS TO ROCK AND ROLL ALL NIGHT!
Or twice a month, whatever you wanna say. Assistant principal Steve Orders has been into music his whole life. He has also been in many bands.
Orders has been in his current band, “Exit 0,” for four years. “The guy who named it said that it’s like a coding expression, like when you end a certain code you can end it with an exit zero code and it does something…I don’t know. It’s over my head,” Orders said about the name of his band.
“I just always liked music. When I was younger, I used to pick out songs I heard on the piano in my house,” Orders said. In addition to the piano, Orders also played trombone, the trumpet and, his main instrument, the guitar.
Exit 0 mainly plays a combination of both original pieces and covers of popular songs. “Pretty much a mix of stuff from the sixties on to today,” Orders said. Before a gig, they have about 350 songs ready to be performed.
With the help of music, Orders met the love of his life. “I was on stage looking down, I could see her dancing in the crowd. We just kept catching each other’s eyes and we started talking and we’ve just been together ever since. We got married eventually,” Orders said. Orders says this is his favorite memory, and it is pretty easy to see why.
Orders isn’t the only one in his family with a passion for music. “My daughter plays clarinet currently, my son has a guitar and doesn’t play it too much, but he does mess around with it. He likes to learn video game theme songs and Christmas carols,” Orders said. The Orders family is also very into the musical Hamilton. “We’re excited to go see it over spring break.”
“When I was writing my own music, my biggest influence was definitely Ani DiFranco,” Orders said. Orders explained that DiFranco was a self made artist without a label. “I’ve probably seen her play live about 15 times over the course of my entire life,” Orders said. But no matter the genre, Orders appreciates all types of music.