Jack Stark, Turret staff writer
Music for Charity (Live Aid) was an event that CBC hosted in association with Visitation Academy on May 2. Live Aid consisted of roughly 20 acts, some of which were acoustic. The main performances were hosted in the Gundaker Theater while the acoustics took place in the black box theater along with any Open Mic performances. Bands performed three songs of their choosing and were assessed by four judges based on their skill, as well as by the audience based on their popularity. The audience voted for the bands they liked the best by donating money to charity in honor of the band. The top three bands with the most donated money were declared the winners.
Senior Garrison Krotz, Music for Charity President, has organized and run the event for the last two years. Mr. Mike Krussel, CBC’s director of campus ministry announced that since he has taken over as president the amount of money raised has skyrocketed from around $1,500 to $4,000.
Live Aid has definitely changed a lot over the years.
Jake Strate, bassist and lead singer for “The Motifs” said, “Garrison is doing a good job running Live Aid. I really liked the addition of Guitar Hero in Ross Hall for extra entertainment and teaming up with Viz really helped get new faces and more volunteers and bands.”
Other event changes included pairing up with Visitation Academy, moving the acoustic bands to the black box, and a special performance by a band of teachers “Lack of Principals” which included Mr. Ray Benton, Mr. Marc Strathman, Mr. Ed Goetz, Ms. Andrea Mahon, Ms. Danielle Nygaard and Ms. Lisa Pride.
The winner of both the “Best Band” and “Most Popular” categories was “The Moment” which featured Krotz.
“With Garrison Krotz as both president of Music for Charity and winner of the 2014 Live Aid, he and his band will be missed next year,” said open-mic performer Sam Kurtz.
Live Aid is always adding new elements to it and always taking away others, and
with junior Devin Cargill and junior Tommy McAndrews as the new president and vice president respectfully, Live Aid will continue to grow and raise even more money for charity.