Wayne State Students to Host Three Bands for St. Jude Benefit on Sept. 7
Published: 8-20-2012 9:05 am
Wayne State College students in the Lambda Chi Chapter of Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity will host performances by three bands for the first annual "Jammin' for Jude," a concert to benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital at 8 p.m. Sept. 7 in Rice Auditorium. There is no admission charge. Free-will donations will be accepted by fraternity members during the performances.
"This is our way to help children and their families that have cancer and other life threatening diseases. This event is not only for college students. It is also open to everyone around the surrounding communities as well,'' Tim Cotter of Des Moines, Iowa, said. "All proceeds go to benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. One of the co-founders of St. Jude is a Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity member. Tau Kappa Epsilon chapters in Wayne and throughout the country work to get the word out about St. Jude's and help with their programs.''
The three bands featured will be The Allen Glaser Band from Kearney; Everything Goes from Omaha and The Mavericks from Columbus.
The Allen Glaser Band consists of Allen and Ken Glaser and Mike Shinn and also performs under the band name, "Howie Felter.'' Allen Glaser has been playing guitar, keyboard, harmonica and singing since he was 10. Throughout the past 10 years, the band has performed in Tennessee, Nebraska, Iowa and Kansas. Although known as a country band, their musical abilities include anything from Johnny Cash to AC/DC, along with some original numbers.
Everything Goes is a three-piece punk band of song writers and performers who have recorded an album together. Band members are Sean Holohan on guitar and vocals, Jeff Knapp on bass/vocals, Brock Raum on guitar and Steven Clark on drums.
The Mavericks, country and classic rock and roll performers, will be featured as the cover band. Group members include Jeremy Yrikoski on bass/vocals, Andrew Nitz on keyboards, Blake Beiermann on guitar and vocals, Alex Wemhoff on lead vocals and Theo Marzorati on drums. The Mavericks perform a range of music from Eric Church to Johnny Cash to the Beatles. The group has entertained from Omaha to Albion.
St. Jude is unlike any other pediatric treatment and research facility. Discoveries made at St. Jude have completely changed how the world treats children with cancer and other catastrophic diseases.
For information, please contact Tim Cotter, Chapter Vice President, at (515) 201-9844.