Bethel musicians put their skills to the test at Battle of the Bands

April 1, 2013 | 11 a.m.

Winner: The Hanson Project

Culture | Celeste Harlow for The Clarion

Bethel musicians put their skills to the test at Battle of the Bands

The Hanson Project (previously Noble) returned to the Underground stage for their second Battle of the Bands. The group defines themselves by their refreshing vibes and textures, which they say should be easy on the ears. They have hopes of playing shows in the area in the near future. | Photo for The Clarion courtesy of Dan Minea

Bsa hosted its second annual Battle of the Bands on Friday, March 22.  The Underground was almost entirely full of students eager to see which of their peers would come out on top.  Each band played one song in an attempt to impress the panel of highly experienced judges, including former NFL player Ben Utecht, who is now a musician.

Only three bands--The Hanson Project, Saving Vinyl City and Couriers--made it to the second and final round.  The Hanson Project, returnees to the stage, walked away with this year's title.

"I think any band could have won this tonight," said Rachel Cole, host for the evening.  Ben Noble, frontman of The Hanson Project, agreed.  He credited their win not to superior talent, but to Hank Donato's mustache.

The Hanson Project

Genre: Alternative Rock


Ben Noble - Guitar/Vocals

Hank Donato - Synths/Keys

Mike Haggar - Bass

Kevin Berens - Drums


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