Rippowam Cisqua School
Griffin Anthony '99 Performs at RCS
Alumni of Rippowam Cisqua School
go home again--and on Friday, alumnus and singer, songwriter, and guitarist Griffin Anthony (Griffin Occhigrossi '99) did exactly that as he returned to RCS to perform some songs and share his story with our Upper Campus students.
Griff and percussionist Matt Moadel performed three songs for the students, including a track from “The Canyon,” Griff's latest EP--and the fourth release in five years from this prolific songwriter. Students clapped and stomped along to each song, and gave Griff a rousing ovation after each number. Griff then spent some time talking about his career path with the students, telling them, “The reason that I have a career in music is because of Rippowam Cisqua.”
Griff got his start in music in 1995 as the drummer for “The Ripptides,” a band that included RCS classmates Anna Menken and the late Gillian Roth. After college, Griff embarked on his music career full-time--and he hasn't looked back, performing on the CBS morning show and at a number of outdoor festivals. Griff has toured extensively around the country and several of his songs have been featured on television programs on ABC, MTV, and VH1. He's back home in Connecticut now, venturing out for shows in New York, Los Angeles, and Nashville. You can
check out some of his music here
By returning to their alma mater to share their talents and interests with our students, RCS alumni give back and stay connected to the school community in many meaningful ways. Thanks to Griff for coming back to RCS--and thanks for a wonderful performance and a great afternoon!
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