Ryan Jutz and his band, “Bad Mojo,” were the winners of the Battle of the Musicians event Friday, May 9 at North Branch Area High School. The band was awarded $150. Here, Jutz sings and plays guitar while Cole Oehlers plays the drums. The band played one original song and “Radioactive” by the band “Imagine Dragons.” Kassie Goodroad won $50 for her guitar solo of “Babe, I’m Gonna Leave You” by Led Zepplin, and the vocalist trio “Blessed Mess,” composed of Aurea Wek, Tyra Fonnest and Quincy Verando, won $50 for their performance of John Legend’s “All of Me” and “Billionaire” by Bruno Mars.
Those who came to Edelstein Auditorium at North Branch Area High School Friday heard reverberating guitar riffs, powerful vocal performances and even in-sync trumpets.
The auditorium was the site of the 2014 Battle of the Musicians, sponsored by the North Branch Music Boosters.
Photos by Derrick Knutson