“We’re just a group of dudes having fun doing what we love, which is playing music and spreading positive influence to the world. live your life to the fullest because unlike gaming this is real so that’s one life,make it count! stay posi!” Via Honor Flight’s Myspace
Honor Flight is a local Montgomery, Alabama Hardcore rock band. Members consist of Aaron Surratt the vox, Brent Stanley – bass, Charlie Lipham – Guitar, Micah Smith – Drums, and Ryan Pentz- Guitar. Honor Flight has been a band since January 29, 2010, but this wasn’t the first encounter of a band the members of Honor Flight have been through. Before Honor Flight was assembled, the members Aaron Surratt, Charlie Lipham, Micah Smith, and Ryan Pentz were apart of another group named “I am Symmetry” (http://www.myspace.com/iamsymmetry) with two other members. In “I am Symmetry” the only differences in it was that Aaron played guitar, Ryan was Bass, The two other members Alex Koenig & Danny Lawless were the vocals, Brent wasn’t in “I am Symmetry”, and Micah and Charlie played the same roles they do presently in Honor Flight. Brent also played in a band even before “I am Symmetry” with Honor Flight Members Ryan Pentz, and Charlie Lipham called “Playing hide and seek with meteors” (myspace.com/diaryofameteor), At the same Aaron Surratt was in “The Artificials” (http://www.myspace.com/artificials334).
Honor flight was created because “we wanted a good foundation of members in the band. True friends that help one another stay positive, and whom we can trust” Says the vocalist Aaron. “Also to spread positive influence to people of all ages” Says Charlie the Guitarist. Ryan P. comments ” After “I Am Symmetry” broke up, I feel like we all needed a fresh start. We needed to branch off from the sound of all of our previous bands and create something that really related to all of us. We’re all a fan of Punk and Hardcore so we decided that would be the direction we would start in”, and Micah the drummer says their goals are “to share the love and positivity this world doesn’t offer on an everyday occasion, there’s more to life then everyday put downs, were here to evoke the youth of our nation one ear at a time.” Currently Honor Flight has played in 10 Shows since their group came together 1/29/2010, and of course they are still going to shows constantly. if you live in the Montgomery/Prattville/Millbrook area you might have seen them play at a couple places like Java Jaay’s on august 28 2010 in Decatur, alabama. At Safe Harbor Outreach Center
on August 6 2010 in Prattville, Al. And many others like those.
We Asked Honor Flight what do they wish to accomplish with the band besides being the best? “We hope to we reach people through our music to promote positivity, individuality, and unity and we can all overcome the pressures of everyday life with the help from one another” Micah Smith answered. Aaron Surratt also commented “I just always want us to remember where our hearts are on an individual level and as the band in whole. Its not about trying to impress people, or to make money. Its about being friends That share a common outlook on life. One that doesn’t let negativity get you down and run your life. Its about staying true to yourself, and never letting anyone tell you that you can’t do something. If we can just make one person feel more positive in life with our songs then I’m happy.”. And Ryan says “I hope to accomplish a lot. The main thing i want to do is make our listeners feel good; about themselves, their lives, and everything around them. If one person feels that way when listening to our music, i feel like we’ve done our job beautifully”. This shows that all of Honor Flight is determined and that’s always a good sign. Also Honor Flight gets their Influence to write music though past events, Present situations, Random thoughts, others’ Problems, and sometimes merely playing their instrument helps them write new music.
I chose to write this article because I feel as in MANY other people that Honor Flight will make it big and will top the charts, because Honor Flight has a sound like no other. The members as a whole their really genuine guys; I have no problem saying that I’m a fan of HONOR FLIGHT and you should listen to them just follow the links at the bottom and listen.
Honor Flight’s music are on their Myspace and Facebook Pages.
(Credit for HONOR FLIGHT photos to Nathan Morris [www.nathanmorrisphoto.com])
HF’s Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Honor-Flight/124195637623223
HF’s Myspace: http://www.myspace.com/honorflightal
HF’s Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/honorflightband
Micah Smith (Drums): http://www.facebook.com/micahdrumsalot
Aaron Surratt (Vocals): http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000618274734
Brent Stanley (Bass): http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000666880860
Ryan Pentz (Guitar): http://www.facebook.com/ryanissymmetry
Charlie Lipham (Guitar): http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=567187343