Escuela Grind

Escuela Grind Comment On The Dismissal Of Guitarist Tom Sifuentes


Amid a storm of controversy, Escuela Grind have issued a statement in which they address the recent dismissal of their guitarist Tom Sifuentes and more. The band had the following to share online this evening, February 19th:

“Thank you to everyone who came out to the past six weeks of shows. This was our best run ever as a band.

We want to take this opportunity to thank Tom for his two years of service in the band. He always loved our fans and was such a force, it will be difficult to replace him.

We are excited to head back out on the road in 10 days with the homies in Capra and new touring team. We’re working to grow and improve, both as musicians and a touring unit, and will continue to lift people up, and be advocates for the girls, the gays, the theys, and the lifers.

Remember, the only way we grow is by hanging out and talking to each other. We’re looking forward to seeing you all again.”

By now you’ve likely seen the drama surrounding the band. That drama reached a fever pitch last week after the group dismissed their aforementioned guitarist in light of not being onboard with his hearing-related safety concerns.

While Sifuentes was scheduled to play his final two shows with the band last weekend, the group ultimately removed him ahead of time when he went public with his impending dismissal.

Since then a past driver for the group came forward with ugly allegations against the group, while another musician alleged past usage of homophobic and racist slurs by the band’s drummer Jesse Fuentes. You can tie into all of that here.

Next up for Escuela Grind is the following run with Capra:

03/01 Richmond, VA – Cobra Cabana
03/02 Savannah, GA – AURA Fest
03/03 Charlotte, NC – The Milestone
03/04 Roanoke, VA – Flying Panther Skate Shop
03/05 Erie, PA – Basement Transmissions
03/06 Rochester, NY – Water St. Music Hall
03/07 Syracuse, NY – Lost Horizon
03/08 Burlington, VT – Higher Ground
03/09 Portland, ME – Geno’s Rock Room

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