Six Bands Advance at Annual Battle of the Bands

The results are in: Frog, Promiscuous Stepsister, Loafey Breadpath and the Yeastey Boys, Shark Twain, Honor Council, and Iguanas will be moving on to the next round of CC’s Battle of the Bands competition. These bands helped make up a total of 18 bands that competed last weekend in the first of a series of events in which student bands perform against each other for their peers. “Music brings people together and students always enjoy live music at parties, so it’s great to bring different bands together so that students can experience all the musical talent at CC,” said Charles Meyer, lead singer of Frog.

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The winning six bands, chosen by student vote will advance to the next round, which will take place on April 14 on Yampa Field. A panel of selected judges for this round will then choose two or three bands that will advance and play at Llamapalooza during Block 8. Meyer said that Frog made it to the second round last year, but got cut at the Yampa performance and didn’t make it to Llamapalooza. “We’re really hoping to get a chance to play at Llama this year,” said Meyer. The other members of Frog include Miles Lowe on saxophone and also rapping, Ben Thomas on drums, Jason Edelstein on guitar, Harrison Selle on bass, and Nico Calabria on keyboard.

The panel of judges is expected to be made up of people involved in the music world from Colorado Springs. Bands often prepare for months for these performances. “Frog plays mostly originals,” Meyer said. “But I know some bands play only covers, it just depends.” Meyer joined Frog last year around this time, and has been working towards the goal of Llamapalooza ever since. “It’s a great opportunity for CC Bands to show off and perform for their friends,” said Meyer.

In order to make the day even more exciting, Greek life on campus has big plans. “As part of our Block 7 Philanthropy event, Sig Chi and Kappa Kappa Gamma are hoping to host a Cook-Off!” said Grace Cooke , Philanthropy Chair of sorority Kappa Kappa Gamma. “This event will be open to students, faculty and staff, and the Colorado Springs Community. How it will work is that you will pay $10 to register either as an individual or as a team of up to three people.”

“The dishes will be judged by President Tiefenthaler, Mike Edmunds, and Zac Kroger,” Cooke continued. She also noted that these judges have been confirmed, however they may still look for more to judge the event. “First place will get a giant obnoxious huge trophy and a prize of some sort,” Cooke said. “For people who don’t want to cook but would still like to try out the food, there will be a small admission fee. We are hoping to utilize the live music from battle of the bands, we will have face painting and lawn games for kids, and much more!”

The funds raised will be donated to Reading is Fundamental, Kappa’s philanthropy organization, and Huntsman Cancer Foundation, Sigma Chi’s philanthropy.  While the event has not been fully confirmed yet with the school, the Greek organizations have been working closely to get it set as it would be a fun and beneficial day for all.

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