There\u2019s a revolutionary sound going around Ridgefield. Some people have stopped to look at what\u2019s going down, while others will have to wait until next month to hear it. That\u2019s when The Prospect Band, known as \u2018The Prospects,\u2019 will release its debut album \u2014 dubbed \u201cThe Pink Album,\u201d in an ode to the Beatles\u2019 White Album and in celebration of the non-profit theater\u2019s favorite color. \u201cWe play sparkle music,\u201d said Rachel Wise as her hands got familiar with the band\u2019s new double organ. \u201cIt\u2019s a new genre that our band invented,\u201d she added. The group formed in the fall of 2016, before the Prospector\u2019s second birthday party. They\u2019ve played at special movie screenings and other theater events, like the annual Sparkle Awards (Ridgefield\u2019s very own version of the Academy Awards). Fast forward 16 months, and the The Prospects are finally preparing for a party of their own. \u201cIt\u2019s very, very exciting,\u201d said lead vocalist Thomas DiVittorio of the band\u2019s album release party Saturday, April 28, at 7 p.m. \u201cWe\u2019ve dreamed about this since we started playing together. It should be a fun night of celebration. We share our joy, love, and happiness as musicians, and now the band will share those great feelings with the public.\u201d Shortly after making its debut back in November 2016, The Prospects created three original songs \u2014 \u201cMr. Projector,\u201d \u201cSparkle On,\u201d and \u201cThe Prospector Way.\u201d The writing process has been collaborative. \u201cWe\u2019ve all had a hand in it,\u201d said Jeff Bonistalli, the band\u2019s drummer and co-founder, of the eight-song album. \u201cJeff\u2019s come up with guitar parts on some songs, I\u2019ve rocked out on the drums on others,\u201d added lead guitarist and co-founder Ryan Carnage. \u201cYou just feel it in you, and that\u2019s when you feel like you\u2019re in another world.\u201d \u2018Way of communication\u2019 The band members, who all work together at the theater, practice once a week for about 90 minutes. Since the formation of The Prospects, Bonistalli and Carnage have seen the musical talents of all their bandmates expand. \u201cTonight is Rachel\u2019s first night playing on the double organ,\u201d Bonistalli remarked before one of the band\u2019s rehearsals earlier this winter. \u201cOne is boring, two is fun,\u201d Wise explained of her upgrade. The band\u2019s fifth member, bassist Max Shapiro, was a saxophonist in high school. \u201cI like that I get to challenge myself,\u201d Shapiro said of being in The Prospects. Like Carnage, he enjoys the sensation of teleportation that playing music enables. \u201cI get to lose myself when I\u2019m up there performing,\u201d Shapiro said. \u201cI escape from all of my surroundings.\u201d Bonistalli, who sees the band as another way for theater employees to channel their passions, believes music gives a voice to a group that might otherwise be voiceless. \u201cIt\u2019s a different way of communication,\u201d he said. \u201cMusic has always been a powerful vehicle to get thoughts and powerful messages heard, and I think our songs highlight the sparkle around the theater and what it means to have meaningful employment in this world.\u201d DiVittorio feels the connection, too. \u201cI think singing is happiness to people,\u201d he said. \u201cIt makes you feel good, like you\u2019re standing right next to other singers around the world.\u201d As for the weekly jam sessions, the lead singer deems it an essential part of the creative process. \u201cWe get to test each other,\u201d DiVittorio said. \u201cSometimes we argue and disagree, then we figure it out. \u2026 One thing we all agree on is that practice makes perfect.\u201d By request With 50 songs in its repertoire, The Prospect Band certainly has proven the merits of repetition and preparation. But the five-piece ensemble has an uncanny characteristic that makes its rehearsals seem superfluous: They can play any song by request, at the snap of a finger. \u201cAll Along the Watchtower?\u201d Check. \u201cOnly the Good Die Young?\u201d That\u2019s easy. \u201cI Can\u2019t Get No Satisfaction?\u201d Come on now. \u201cRachel, let\u2019s hear the theme music to Mission Impossible,\u201d Bonistalli said, putting in a quick request to his keyboardist. It was met without hesitation. \u201cThat talent was untapped until we started playing two years,\u201d he added. Movies and music The Prospects are cinephiles. They all boast an encyclopedic knowledge of movie soundtracks, a skill set that has allowed them to cover everything from the score of Jaws to the theme songs of Austin Powers and the Power Rangers. While jamming out to movie soundtracks helped the band explore its musical horizons, it also created a thirst for originality. \u201cWe sang cover songs and then decided to branch out on our own, and that\u2019s when we started writing our own stuff about the theater,\u201d added Carnage, who\u2019s been writing songs since he attended Ridgefield High School a decade ago. In addition to the three songs they wrote in 2016, the bandmates penned four other songs in 2017. \u201cThere are eight tracks on there,\u201d Bonistalli added. \u201cOne of them is hidden.\u201d Future plans The group will perform each original piece during the album release party next month, and then the album will be available for purchase at the theater and iTunes. \u201cWe can\u2019t wait to get the sparkle out there,\u201d Bonistalli said. He\u2019s not done producing for The Prospects. \u201cA job is something that everybody should have, and that\u2019s something we\u2019ll continue to strive for,\u201d he said. \u201cWe want to keep empowering that message.\u201d Bonistalli estimates that the band has already written enough songs for a second album. \u201cWe have enough for the first album and then some,\u201d he said. \u201cWhat I\u2019m most proud of is that we\u2019ve found a way to become one with our music that\u2019s really transcendent,\u201d Bonistalli added, echoing the sentiments of Carnage and Shapiro. \u201cWe\u2019re really going out there and playing as one entity, which is a lot of fun and shows there\u2019s a lot of potential for us in the future.\u201d Wise sees the potential and has a goal in mind. \u201cWe are going to have a tour bus,\u201d she said. \u201cIt\u2019ll be black and pink."