Spring Lake Park Student Bands to Hold "Bands for Cans" Fundraiser

Five student led bands to perform for local food shelf and homeless.

Five student bands from are banding together in a concert to collect donations for the local homeless shelter and food shelf on Nov. 18 in the SLP Fine Arts Center.

Tickets for the concert are $4 per person or a donation of at least two non-perishable food items.

Each band will play one set, with all bands all combining for a We Are the World-type finale.

Four of the bands involved are past winners or contestants of SLP's Battle of the Bands/Talent Shows.

Mother E@rth is probably the most well known of the five, having played together at various gigs all over the twin cities since forming as sophomores in 2009 and winning the battle of the bands that same year. Their Facebook band page is here.

The Appalachians won the Battle of the Bands last year with their Indie/Piano Rock, and have been recording an EP called All the Color. Their songs can be heard on their Facebook band page here.

Public Hero's Adam Trott recently won first place in the SLP McDonald's talent show. This band is an up and comer with the addition of a new drummer. Public Hero's Facebook band page is here.

Birds Like These describes their sound as Indie-Rap Fusion. Rapper JC Stroebel is joined by Joy Knoppel and Justin Clarkin with the addition of Coulter Carey on drums this fall. Their Facebook band page is here.

Lymphelium Lester is a new addition to the SLP line-up of talented kids who have taken their musical chops to another level. Their Facebook band page is here.

All of the members of the bands above have been involved in SLP high school's vocal or band departments, with many performing in both.

Members of the bands are:

Lymphelium Lester: Ryan Hartman-Singer, Guitar, Drums; Derek Hartman-Keyboard/Bass Keyboard, Singer, Drums; Nick Ludgate-Drums, Singer, Guitar.

Public Hero: Adam Trott-Vocals, Guitar; Dominic McFadden-Bass, Vocals;
Steven Clark-Drums.

Birds Like These: JC Stroebel-Guitar, Vocals; Justin Clarkin-Lead Guitar, Vocals; Joy Knoppel-Vocals, Harmonies; Coulter Carey-Drums.

Appalachians: Ian Ihde-Guitar, Lead Vocals, Bass; Henry Donato-Piano/Keys, Percussion, Back Vocals; Nate Pettigrew-Drums, Pyrotechnics.

Mother E@rth: Donnie Kirksey-Lead vocals, guitar, bass; Dominic McFadden-Lead Guitar, Bass, Vocals; Chuck (Brandon Holmquist)-Drums.

The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Spring Lake Park High School Fine Arts Center.


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