April 28, 2019. Brue’s Ale House. Photography by Cassadi Baker
The Pueblo County Arts Academy Rock Band, under the direction of Art Academy Instructor, Brooke Mead, participated in the first ever “Battle of the Bands,” hosted at Brue’s Ale House in collaboration with The Pueblo Arts Academy. The gig was hosted to promote local music and talent as well as a classy, high school competition. Pueblo County High School’s Band performed classic rock songs such as “Johnny B. Goode,” “House of the Rising Sun,” “ Pour Some Sugar on Me,” and a few more. Pueblo County High’s rock Band consists of: Hunter Michael, vocals, Ian Habich, guitar, Joseph Barrios, bass, Olivia Travierso, bass, Trey Border, piano, Isaiah Sanchez, synthesizer, Sam Mueller, drums, synthesizer.
Bands from the all Pueblo high school’s participated in the event. The room was full, It was standing room only as the bands displayed their talents while competing. The judges asked for, “five minutes” to make their decision. It was deemed successful by all the enthusiasm the crowd displayed. The band, Voltaic, consisting of talents from Centennial and Central High Schools, was awarded the most creative, and was named the winner of the battle. So much talent was displayed while the audience clapped and sang along with the bands. In the end, many efforts came together; instructors, band members, establishment owners, and fans. The event was successful, and now there will be plans to get ready for next year’s, “Battle of the Bands.”
by Isaiah Sanchez