There was a Grace Brethren connection at Sunday night’s Grammy Awards. Twenty One Pilots, the Columbus, Ohio-raised duo of Tyler Joseph and Josh Dun, took the award for best pop/duo group performance. Joseph is a graduate of Worthington Christian High School, which is sponsored by Grace Polaris, a Grace Brethren congregation on the north side of Columbus.
A story on WBNS-TV 10’s website tells more. A portion of the story appears below. Click here for the complete article.
Twenty One Pilots: The pantless Grammy guys and their humble Columbus beginning
In a night full of big moments, theirs was the one that dropped jaws and pants.
The Columbus-raised members of Twenty One Pilots ‘dropped trou’ on national television as they claimed their Grammy award Sunday night.
Believe it or not, it was all part of a shout-out to their hometown: “This story, it starts in Columbus, Ohio.”
Before they were Twenty One Pilots, they were Tyler Joseph and Josh Dun of Columbus.
Dun was a 2006 graduate of Tree of Life Christian Schools, where staff tell 10TV he took an early interest in music.
Joseph was in the class of 2008 at Worthington Christian, where he was known for something else.
“He graduated as a member of our state runner-up basketball team,” said Worthington Christian Head of School Troy McIntosh. “And when he turned down opportunities to play basketball in college to start a band, there were a few people with raised eyebrows like, ‘What is he thinking?'”
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