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Local Columbus band Deadwood Floats won the 14th annual Romophos Battle of the Bands Thursday at Newport Music Hall, winning seven hours of professional recording time and the favor of the crowd.
“It was different than what we’re used to,” Deadwood Floats vocalist Adam Schutz said. “There were fewer people we know in the crowd.”
The battle, which lasted from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., was put on by Ohio State sophomore honorary Romophos to raise money for Columbus CityMusic. Proceeds went to CityMusic’s MORE program, an initiative which helps underprivileged children afford music education in their schools.
At the end of the night, it was announced that the concert had raised more than $2,500. Ben Hemmelgarn, president of Romophos, later estimated the number to be about $3,300.
“It’s a pretty good cause,” Schutz said. “Music is important to all of us.”
Four bands competed in total: Scrimshaw and Mariner, Wooden Teeth, Big Game and Deadwood Floats. The Ohio State Department of Dance and various a capella groups from OSU also performed.
Going last in the lineup, Deadwood Floats performed original songs as well as covers.
The band is currently working on an album, and hopes to further expand its audience in the Midwest.
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