Social Studies teacher rocks on

“Say Yes, Juliet” appearing at Hughes Landing Thursday

You might think that your teachers spend most of their time working on lesson plans and grading papers, but many teachers have passions and projects outside of the classroom. Social Studies teacher Andrew Rogers spends his free time in Say Yes, Juliet, a band that plays songs in a variety of genres such as country, pop, and rock.

Say Yes, Juliet will be performing on the Hughes Landing stage here in The Woodlands on Thursday, Nov 11 at 7:00 pm. This will be the first time that the band performs since the start of the pandemic.

“In 2020, it got canceled, and in 2021 we were still kind of iffy so we didn’t really feel comfortable playing yet,” Rogers said.

Although Rogers hasn’t played with a band for the past two years, he has been surrounded by music his whole life.

“My grandmother went to Julliard, my great-grandfather was an entertainer in World War II where he had a comedy routine and would perform shows,” Rogers said.

His personal journey with music began in middle school at The Woodlands.

“I started playing the cello in fifth grade and I played through high school. I sang a little bit by the end of high school,” Rogers said.

After high school, Rogers started to gain an interest in forming a band.

“In college I started playing with my friends for fun, we formed a band and played a handful of shows around here and in Austin, it was a lot of fun,” Rogers said.

The rest is history.

“In its current form, Say Yes Juliet has existed since 2016, there’s five of us,” Rogers said.

The band has allowed Rogers to share his love and passion for music with many people. The band is available for hire, with playlist ideas and rates on the website.

“I love being able to express myself through music, and playing for people is so much fun. It’s a rush and all those little cliches, but it’s true,” Rogers said.