Fordham Guest Feature: The Band From Buffalo, ‘Wilmah’

Wilmah is a duo band from Buffalo trying to make it big in New York City. This feature focuses on the relationship between the bandmates and what it means for them to be going on this journey together. It highlights the steps they’ve taken to pursue their dream, such as signing with a record label and producing their own music videos.

March 24, 2022

My name is Mike Pappano, and I am originally from Buffalo, New York. I recently graduated from Fordham College at Rose Hill (FCRH) in the fall of 2021 with a bachelor’s in digital technologies and emerging media and a double minor in film and English.

I decided to pursue a master’s degree in public media at Fordham and began my graduate studies in multi-platform journalism as an FCRH undergraduate. Having always been interested in storytelling — through whatever medium — I found myself drawn to studying journalism so that I could learn how to best bring the stories of real people and real things to life.

This video feature profiling Wilmah, a duo band from Buffalo, is a story that I hope shows that desire. The band members and their intern, all from my hometown, have become very close friends. I hope this story is able to capture the journey they are on, how much it means to them and their inspiring mindset.

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