Senior Spaghetti Night features student band

Last Wednesday, CHS hosted its annual Senior Spaghetti Night with a special performance from PRIMI, a band formed by Calabasas students. 

Seniors gathered on picnic blankets in the upper quad to dine and enjoy the performances in an effort to raise money for their class. Dinner was served buffet-style and catered by Tonino’s, Ameci, Buca di Beppo and Rosti. The event was not only a fundraiser but an opportunity for students to bond with classmates.

“It’s very fun,” said senior Andrea Yi at the event. “A lot more people showed up than I thought, and the cupcakes are very good. I think the live music was a nice feature to it, […] and I think that it’s fun how everyone is sitting out here on the grass and we’re able to socialize with each other.” 

The student body was especially excited to watch peers perform in PRIMI, a band featuring seniors Brody Gage, Darius Baharlo and Sirus Cammack, juniors Zach Rifkin and Oliver Benson and freshman Elie Samouhi. 

“I think [Spaghetti Night is] a lot of fun,” said senior Levko Fedorowyzc. “The energy is great, and there [are] a lot of people here. Live music is awesome; I got two of my best friends Brody and Sirus up there and they’re killing it.”

PRIMI describes their sound as a blend of Alternative, rock, country and blues. Its members are all part of the CHS music program, which is where they came up with the idea for the band. 

“We’re just some people that got together in Jazz Band [and] we connected on a musical level, so you know, we just started playing with each other,” said drummer Rifkin. “Our first gig was actually Spaghetti Night last year, so it’s cool to come full circle and play again, and we were stoked to be there.” 

The band has also played at local venues The Canyon Club and Corazón, performing for the mayor in one show. While continuing to play live gigs, band members plan to start recording material as well.

“It’s been a lot of fun playing gigs, and we’re going to start recording stuff soon, getting some stuff released,” said bassist and backup singer Baharlo. “It’s a lot of fun gigging [and] a lot of fun playing music, and we love to do it.”

PRIMI closed the evening with its signature song, a cover of Chris Stapleton’s “Tennessee Whiskey.”