ROCKING FOR GOD!
Teen band rearranges pop tunes with faith-filled lyrics
by Rebecca McClay
BETHESDA, Md., Sept. 14, 2006 (www.gazette.net) - It’s just one little word — Christian — but for Ijamsville teen band Alive and Amplified, the word is the difference between performing a ho-hum rock song and one that resonates.
Band members Brady Fauth, 13, Glenn Fisher Jr., 12, Seth Young, 13, and Zack Young, 13, for the past two years have altered lyrics to profess their Roman Catholic faith through popular music.
Glenn plays the keyboard, Zack plays guitar and both Seth and Brady play the drums; Jordan Young, 15, sister to two of the bandmates, also occasionally sings with the band.
All are members of the Windsor Knolls Middle School band and all attend St. Ignatius of Loyola in Ijamsville. They formed the band in 2004 as part of an end-of-the-season project for a Sunday school class.
The group started by altering the song ‘‘I’m a Believer,” by the Monkees. They added the word ‘‘Christian” to the lyrics and changed the title to ‘‘I’m a Christian Believer” for a performance at St. Ignatius. Since then, the band has continued altering lyrics to underscore their Christian faith for a variety of Christian and non-Christian performances.