By Kim Hernandez
DJ Swell’s forehead crinkles in concentration as he prepares his next song to play. The Rowdy Crowd waits in anticipation to hear a familiar beat. A few clicks later, and a new song is blasting through the speakers and heads nod to the rhythm. It is definitely not your typical AUX cord determining these song remixes.
Thanks to our Associated Student Body’s efforts to ensure that students enjoy the school events available to them, local disc jockey, DJ Swell, will be at every home football game to help the Rowdy Crowd do what they do best: cheer on our football team.
“He really adds flavor and substance to the high school experience,” Senior ASB member Ricky Gutierrez said. “I mean, how many schools can say that they have a DJ at every home football game, you know?”
You can find DJ Swell and his staff at many other school events, but it is the first time that he has been hired to be at every home game of the football season. In addition, he will also be making an appearance at both the Homecoming Pep Rally on Oct. 28, and the Homecoming Dance on Oct. 29.
“[Having DJ Swell] set a really high standard for all the other games, and it gets better each game. If he had not come to the first home game, I don’t think the turnout would have been as great as it was,” Senior Shannon Rocha said.
Hailing from the city of Las Vegas, DJ Swell is no stranger to sound systems and music. In high school, he was a member of his own school’s ASB and helped run the sound for school events. His experience has helped EHS’s Rowdy Crowd be spirited for football games.
DJ Swell can’t take credit for everything. “I believe spirit begins with the students! If anything, I only add fuel to the fire. I’m so thankful to be a part of your school events,” DJ Swell said.