Kirsten Rogers

teenage girl posing with a purple ukulele

Tell us about yourself:

I am in the 11th grade and I go to Clear Springs High School where I participate in several clubs, including the National Honor Society, Spanish National Honor Society, Best Buddie Club, and the Ukulele Club. I volunteer and I am a part of a lot of organizations even though I believe I am socially awkward. I feel like volunteering and being a part of a community has helped bring me out of my shell. So has my love and passion for music. 

Tell us about your musical interests:

I sing mostly, but I also play the bass, drums, and ukulele. I intern at the School of Rock and sing in several bands including Blue Skies which will be at this year’s League City Music Festival at Walter Hall Park on May 3 from 6 to 8 p.m. I have played at other events such as Old Man Jam and the Houston Art Car Parade, but I think this will be the biggest one yet. I am so excited!

What is it like being in a band?

I love it. I usually sing trendy songs throughout the day and I am pretty calm, but for the band I sing a lot of heavy metal songs. When I get on stage, I become a completely different person. 

When did you develop your passion for music?

When I was a little girl. I would hum songs before I even learned to talk. My favorite song is “Amazing Grace” because I associate it with happy childhood memories. As a child, “Amazing Grace” was the song I always turned to. Music is my safe space and my therapy. You can always find a song that relates to how you are feeling and that makes you feel safe.  

What do you plan to do after graduation ?  

I plan on either going to school for music or going for business with a minor in music. Either way, music will be a part of my life. 

Where is your favorite place in League City?

League Park. The gazebo is a beautiful part of old League City.

Where is your favorite place to eat?

Salata.

Describe League City in three words:

Inclusive. Relaxed. Fun.

What do you love about League City?

I love the community. There are so many different clubs and organizations to be a part of. League City is very family and friend orientated. 

What advice do you have for someone going into music?

You have to practice all of the time. Some people may think you can wing being a musical artist, but it takes practice and patience. I am constantly practicing,  whether it's singing in the shower or humming on the bus. If you truly love what you’re doing, it’s easy to practice constantly.