Ahayla didn't care much for the silliness that was going on around her as she walked through the halls with her bandmates, 3 other young ladies who were only a little older than her and chatting amongst themselves, but the new freshman and sophomores were in! She remembered last year, coming in as a freshman and being utterly lost as to where to go. But she didn't let it show, she was confident, and that was how she met her first bandmate, and best friend. The girl who had her arm around her waist, senior Kaelirra Ahi'keike, music major, aspiring artist, guitarist and vocals. Even though the older girl had a girlfriend, their bassist Erystelle Morrigan, music theory major, senior and walking right in front of them tall and brooding, Kaelirra found any reason she could to hang off Ahayla. Not that she minded, her friend was cute.
"We have a gig friday night, Silvermist Tavern." Seilin, drummer, junior and music major, said as she looked over her shoulder to Kaelirra and her. Seilin was a voice of reason, kept them on track alongside Erystelle, almost as short as Kaelirra, but not quite. "Should be fun, we do our set, then we just do crowd favorites, any style. Which means we're going to be listening to all kinds of music this week. Hopefully they all pick songs we know, or we're gonna be looking them up on our breaks." A freshman squealed somewhere to their right, making Ahayla sigh slightly but Kaelirra smile brightly and turn to see. Sure enough, it was for them. The other girl quickly turned to hide a blush.
To say they were local celebrities was an understatement. Everyone at the school knew who they were, a lot of high schoolers in the neighbouring towns and in their city knew them, and various internet groups that were looking for new bands, and their online followers of course. Their music was spreading, but they still needed to lay their ground work.
Which left Ahayla as their latest addition. Sophomore, music major and classical composition minor, lead vocals and guitarist. According to Kaelirra, she was what their band had been missing, and Ahayla couldn't deny she had fun with them. "How long?" Ahayla asked, turning just in time to see a small group of freshman girls and boys approach them, effectively cornering them up against the windowed wall of the dance studios. This had happened before, and Kaelirra often joked about a protective ring to keep her safe, but it always happened to leave Ahayla with her bandmates surrounding her and keeping the fans at bay as they pushed pen and pad at them, some CDs, iPods, cell phones...anything to sign. Leaning back against the wall, she waited, looking over into the studio behind her. Ballet. Someone was dancing, but it wasn't a class. Ahayla didn't sign anything outside of gigs, so she didn't reach for anything, only looking away when distracted but happy fans moved away from them, not realizing Ahayla didn't sign. Kaelirra moved to wrap her arm around Ahayla's, looking to see what had caught the younger girl's attention.
"Who is that?" Ahayla asked, walking once more with her band as they made their way down the hall again.