A couple of weeks ago, on a Friday afternoon, these guys were hanging out in the bed of their truck at Friendly Center playing music. According to the accordion player, his teacher at Weaver Academy got the accordion at a yard sale for a song. The student and his friend were jamming in the sun and attracting a crowd of listeners. Their band was called "Utaratibu" which they said means "The Order" in Swahili. According to Google Translation, it means "Procedure" (order-- of sorts). While we were standing there taking pictures, a student from a different high school brought her mother's business card so that the new band could arrange to play at her mother's bakery. Instant discovery right before our eyes! Utaratibu, you saw them first here on Greensboro Daily Photo!
Guilford County Schools has a reputation for schools of choice which have proven tremendously motivating for students; so much so that the student dropout rate is impressively low! Weaver Academy is one of those successfully, fully-subscribed high schools. Enjoy this post for Skywatch Friday.