Delta Zeta’s Battle of the Bands Rocks Out the SAC


Stephanie Higgens

Senior Brittany Callahan and junior Stephanie Higgens MC the the Delta Zeta Sorority’s Second Annual Battle of the Bands held in BW’s Student Activity Center.

Alyssa Nieset, Contributing Writer

Delta Zeta Sorority held their second annual Battle of the Bands earlier this month. Students filled the Student Activities Center to dance and see seven bands from the Cleveland area fight to win this year’s competition.
Four of the bands that performed were made up of Baldwin Wallace students.
The bands were asked to play two or three songs for their sets. Each of the bands brought their own flare to the competition, ranging from acoustic covers and alternative to heavy metal.
“I believe that the event went really well. There was a ton of talented groups and there was an all around fun-filled theme in the air.” junior Brittany Biro said.
Biro is the Philanthropy Chair for Delta Zeta and was in charge of organizing and carrying out the event.
This year’s Battle of the Band winner was XXI Hours, an alternative rock band formed by three BW students.
The winning band was chosen by a panel of judges, and was given a chance to record some of their music and have it featured on BW’s campus radio station,  88.3 The Sting.
XXI Hours also won a photo shoot done by Delta Zeta’s own Brittany Callahan. XXI Hours will be invited to perform at next year’s Battle of the Bands as the returning winners.
In between sets, Biro engaged the audience by allowing them to participate in challenges based on the popular game show, Minute to Win It, for a chance to win raffle tickets.
Staff from 88.3 The Sting also provided many  prizes throughout the night.
Not only did the event provide great music, but it also contributed to a great cause. During intermission, Biro gave a brief presentation on both of the sorority’s philanthropies to explain what the event was raising money for.
Delta Zeta’s philanthropies are The Starkey Hearing Foundation and Gallaudet University.
Gallaudet is a university that provides higher education to deaf and hard-of-hearing students. Their programs are specifically designed to meet their students’ needs.
The Starkey Hearing Foundation’s mission is to raise social consciousness of hearing impairment through education and research. They also provide the gift of hearing by providing hearing aids to people all over the world. Starkey Hearing Foundation donates around 100,000 hearing aids to those in need each year.
“This year we ended up raising $520 that will be divided between the two philanthropies.” Biro said.
This is only the second time Delta Zeta has put on the event, and Biro has high hopes for its future.“If this event continues, I can definitely see it becoming bigger and bigger.” Biro said.