Later today Rockville’s Wootton High School will hold its annual graduation ceremony at DAR Constitution Hall. Ah, the memories — that was me in the cap and gown bidding adieu to Wootton 13 years ago. This year’s commencement speaker is Rep. Chris Van Hollen but before he talks there will be a graduation address from one of the school’s most famous recent alumni — Marc Roberge, singer for the wildly popular rock band O.A.R.
So we’ll use this opportunity to point you back to an interview with Roberge from three years ago. It was the first time I talked to him since high school (we were in the same journalism class!) and we chatted about how the band worked its way to the point that it now regularly plays arenas and amphitheatres — and how Roberge is famous enough to be invited as a guest of honor at his alma matter. There were also a few embarrassing high school anecdotes, of course.
O.A.R.’s new album “King” is out on Aug. 2.