MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ - The Governor Livingston High School Guitar Club will take their Coffee House on another “Road Trip” to perform from 5:30 to 8:15 p.m. on Monday, March 7 at Famous Dave's located at 1443 Rte. 22 East in Mountainside.
The GLHS Guitar Club, now in its fifth year, is a volunteer club that is offered during lunch every Wednesday, all school year long. Student Assistance Counselor Bob Segear started and supervises the club. New students are welcome -- they can bring their own guitars, or use one of the guitars that Segear has. It is on a first-come, first-served basis.
Since its conception, the Guitar Club has grown in popularity. Segear wanted to be able to involve more students and also give the students the opportunity to show case their talent out of school. He applied for and received two grants from the Berkeley Heights Education Foundation, which provided funds to purchase musical equipment to allow more students to participate and has also allowed the ability to take the coffee houses on the road.
The “Road Trip” Coffee House was a vision of Segear. "The 'Road Trip' Coffee House allows the guitar club members to create 'good will' in our business communities of Mountainside and Berkeley Heights," said Segear. "The 'Road Trip' event is a way to thank local businesses for their support to our schools and at the same time, provide an environment where our young musicians can push their comfort zone by performing in a different venue outside of school and their homes."