When all was said and done Friday night, May 22, after two hours of basically good music, some awesome guitarists (especially one bass player for “Show Me a Hero”), the Battle of the Bands climaxed with “Honor Amongst Thieves” walking away with first prize and an encore of Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believing” ground out in more modern terms. A picture Gallery is here. The fourth annual YOVASO Battle of the Bands featured 6 bands:
The Hardest Part–Kyle Walker, Charles McKeever, Tyler Lion
Leather Lace and Razorblades–Kate Campbell, Heather Duvall, Riki Perez and Jenny Simpson.
Honor Amongst Thieves– Drew Sprinkle, Bengy Wagner, Mike Henderson and “Sam”
Show Me A Hero–Gage Freeman, Dakota Thacker, Jesse Boothe, Donnie Sowash and Russell Stevens
Head Over Kills– Brye Hayes, Chris Suter, Robert Patten, Andy Neikirk
Echo Theory– Alex Nackley, Sean Gimbert, Erich Lang and Trent Mathias
“Show Me a Hero,” the crowd fave, finished second and “Head Over Kills” finished third. It was a great night filled with advice and questions about traffic safety, teen driving facts, alcohol and driving and many other important things that are all part of the YOVASO message. And, the students in the auditorium participated as much as possible, both screaming and rocking to the bands and winning free gift cards for correct answers.