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Penguin Teeth Winns Murray Middle School Battle of the Bands for 2nd Year in a Row
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Penguin Teeth Winns Murray Middle School Battle of the Bands for 2nd Year in a Row

Penguin Teeth won the  Murray Middle School’s Battle of the Bands for the second year in a row on Saturday, February 5, 2011. A total of six talented local youth bands competed in the second annual MMSBOB, held in the school’s auditorium as a fundraising event for the school’s Center for the Arts program.  Each band was required to have at least one middle school student member and was allowed to play two to three songs to stay within the competition’s time limit. 

Penguin Teeth received all 9’s and 10’s for their two-song set which included classic rock and blues favorites Red House by Jimi Hendrix and a very creative and embellished version of Dazed and Confused by Led Zeppelin. The three-member band is comprised of local teens Bjorn-James Hanrahan, 15, Christian Powers, 15, and Evan Ellison, 14, all next door neighbors in their St. Augustine neighborhood. The band has been playing together for a little over a year and plays at various local establishments and community events, playing both covers and the seven original songs that they have written.   

Hanrahan, lead guitarist and vocalist is the son of Barb and Jim Hanrahan and is a sophomore at St. Augustine High School, enrolled in the school’s Center for the Arts/Guitar, AICE and Aeronautics programs and a member of the SAHS Swim Team.  Powers, drummer and vocalist, is the son of Amy and Chris Powers and is a freshman at St. Augustine High School, enrolled in the Center for the Arts/Chorus, AICE and AVID programs and is a member of the SAHS Baseball Team.  Ellison, bass guitarist and vocalist, is the son of Shainee and Matt Ellison and is an eighth-grader, currently home-schooled, but plans on attending St. Augustine High School Center for the Arts next year.

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