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'Boys On Jupiter' is an all-girl, freshmen-student band in Laie

A young woman drummer sits behind a drum set holding drumsticks with a chainlink fence in back of her and tree covered green hills in the background.
Photo by Haley Irwin<br><br>

Marley White, Tesa Ziegler, Annie Jones and Claire Westcott said being part of a band has always been a dream of theirs. The four freshman girls said they never expected to create a band while at BYU–Hawaii, but once they all connected, their band, Boys on Jupiter, was formed in September of 2020.

Annie Jones, the drummer of Boys on Jupiter, a business major from Arizona, said the hardest part of being in a band is finding locations to rehearse. However, the best part is performing live and playing music with other amazing musicians, said Jones.

The band played its first show last October and has continued to grow in popularity. Some of their gigs have included Surf n Salsa, Banzai Skate Park, farmer’s markets, and the BYUH Pavilion. In addition, they competed in a Battle of the Bands Competition in Kahuku and played live on a local radio station, and they were interviewed following their performance.

Marley White, the guitarist from Arizona, said a producer of North Shore Sounds, a recording studio based on Oahu, is the reason they have been able to perform so much. “[The producer] really loves us. He’s just been setting us up with a bunch of gigs and does our sound,” said White. North Shore Sounds is going to help Boys on Jupiter record their music and potentially work on an album in the near future, she added.