DDHS students will play a Summerfest stage gig

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A pair of Delavan-Darien High School students, along with their Elkhorn Area High School band mates, will be performing on a Summerfest stage this summer. July 3, to be exact.

Relatively Blue

Relatively Blue performing at the Launchpad regional competition. (Click to enlarge photo.)

The band, Relatively Blue, which features DDHS juniors Jason Jeffrey on bass guitar and Anthony Welch on drums, won a regional competition of the state’s Launchpad Music Competition recently.

Relatively Blue will be one of 12 Wisconsin high school “garage” bands to perform a set at the world’s largest music festival. The winner of those 12 performing bands will get to play a second set on a Summerfest stage, along with studio recording time and $5,000 for their school’s band department.

The other three members of the band are Elkhorn Are High School students Ben Meine, electric guitar and vocals; Christine Bain, saxophone; and Ben Mahon, saxophone.

The Launchpad competition is a statewide, alternative music competition for Wisconsin high school students who are in bands formed outside of the traditional music classroom ensembles.

It is the third-consecutive year a band featuring DDHS students is competing in the Launchpad competition. Last year, a five-member rock band called Losing Streak, which featured Jeffrey and Welch, competed.

Prior to that, a Delavan-Darien-based ska/rock band called Take Home Treats was one of the 12 finalists that performed at Summerfest. That band featured six students from Delavan-Darien High School and got to play on both the Kohl’s Captivation Stage and the Potawatomi Stage.

For more information on the competition, visit the Launchpad website: http://www.launchpadwisconsin.org/.

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