There's 2 bands that were in my high school last and both of them sucked really so they don't deserve any appreciation. One was a punk/pop rock band called A Clear Blurr, they are playing on Warped Tour this year and I really don't know why because they absolutely suck. Another screamo/hardcore band called Kill The Silence and they also suck.
My band is still on the rise, we don't have a name yet and we don't have a vocalist. We are trying to become a progressive metal band, but I don't see that happening since we don't have too much knowledge of music theory.