Ray Goren rocks the stage at Clark Magnet

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Anthony Francisco

Ray Goren and his band entertain Clark Magnet.

Alec Badalian, Magazine Editor

It was said to be the hottest day of the year on Sept. 9, registering a torturous 95 humid degrees. No one in their right mind would want to stand out under the sun, being fried by its relentless rays.

However, another “Ray” managed to persuade the majority of Clark’s students out into the amphitheater despite the sweltering weather, and that’s none other than young artist Ray Goren.

Goren played for about a half hour during lunch, playing five songs for the students and staff. The staff in particular seemed to enjoy it greatly, as English teacher Jennifer Davis could be seen grooving next to the band members at the bottom of the amphitheatre.

Meanwhile at the top of the amphitheatre, students were also rocking out to Goren’s performance. Senior Mikia Zohrabian in particular said he had a good time. “I actually kept one of his posters. He was so great,” he said.

Goren, along with his three bandmates, played both covers, such as one of Taylor Swift’s “Style,” and original songs from Goren himself, including “Save My Soul” and “Song for Me.” After his set, he headed up to Mr. and Mrs. Davis’ room for a Q&A with their 5th period class.

Temperatures reached into the mid-90s on this humid September day, as Ray Goren rocked the amphitheatre with five songs, both original and covers.
Clark Chronicle
Temperatures reached into the mid-90s on this humid September day, as Ray Goren rocked the amphitheatre with five songs, both original and covers.

He told the class members about his passion for music and how he started playing piano at the age of four. He also talked about how he takes online classes and doesn’t go to an actual school due to his busy schedule with touring across the country. “It’s not practice for me, because I love doing it,” the 15 year-old singer/guitarist responded when asked about how difficult being a musician was.