Bucknell Spotlight: Will Frost '18
Our student Spotlight this week focuses on Will Frost ’18, a talented vocalist who performs with the Bison Chips—Bucknell’s premiere and only all-male a Cappella group—and in an acoustic duo with Allison Cane ’17. Hailing from Baltimore, Maryland, Will has already thrilled audiences across the campus with performances at 7th Street Café, Fall Fest and Christy’s (check out his solo with the Bison Chips at the end of the article). I had the pleasure of sitting down with him to do a short interview, which you can find below!
- Tell us a little about your musical background and what you're involved in here musically at Bucknell.
Throughout high school I participated in both the general vocal groups as well as the more selective groups. I was lucky to be the one freshman to be accepted into the most selective chamber choir in my high school and into the only all male a cappella group. I gained a lot of knowledge and experience by rehearsing and performing in these two groups. Here at Bucknell I am only a member of The Bison Chips, but I look forward to exploring what this university has to offer musically.
- After Christy's you've gained some notoriety as a singer with the Bison Chips. How was that experience for you as a freshman?
Having done so much in the first month of college had never crossed my mind. I had imagined myself auditioning for some of the a cappella groups, but was not sure that I was going to make one let alone get a solo. I have made more of a name for myself through the chips then I had ever expect to at this point in school, or any point for that matter. The actual performance was much different then I expected. It was just the atmosphere that made it so different from what I'm used to. The simple idea that I am such a small person in such a large sea, yet I was still chosen to perform and do what I love.
- You've also played with Allison Cane as a duo, how does that compare with playing solo or singing a Cappella?
Every form of performance has its own effect on the performer as well as the audience. Personally my favorite form of performance is solo. Playing solo allows me to do what I want with the music. I am able to play what I want to play and it can sound exactly how I want it to sound. Each way has a very unique sound to it and I really do appreciate and enjoy each and every one of them.
- What music have you been listening to lately?
Classic Rock has always been my favorite genre of music and continues to be. I stopped listening to it for a few years, but I have moved back into my roots and started listening to the classics again.
- What is your favorite song lyric of all-time and why?
The song is “My My, Hey Hey” by Neil Young and the line is "It's better to burn out, then to fade away." It's a pretty cheesy idea, but it's one that I really like.
- What is your go-to song when you're getting "intimate?"
My go to song can vary, but when it comes down to it I usually fall back on “Fire and Rain” by James Taylor.
- Finally, what if anything would you change about Bucknell's music scene?
I can't say that I know enough about the music program at Bucknell to give this question a sufficient and accurate answer, but the one thing that I wish I could do was a much more laid back kind of theater than what is offered. I did a lot of musical theater when I was in high school and I would love to continue doing some, but the time commitment to be a part of these shows is too much for me at this point.
Keep an eye out for this kid and his guitar at events around campus in the future!