Story and photos by Jasmine Lopez
DOUGLAS — The Cochise College Ag Club hosted a battle of the bands event April 23 at the Cochise College Douglas campus to raise funds to build a greenhouse.
The warm spring evening welcomed more than 100 community members of all ages to help the club raise about $2,000. The event began with Cochise Has Talent, where staff, faculty and students showed off their musical talent. Some of the acts include: Billy Powers, Ricardo Rubio, Gladys Aragon and Dean Jolly.
After Cochise Has Talent, the Battle of the Bands commenced with a lineup of eight bands from all over Cochise County: Greenwire, Earthpicks, Little Sugar, I.N.V.U, Sounds of the Most High, Psychedelics, Wild Bill and the Chaos and Sabor Latino Legacy.
Little Sugar opened the battle with folk blues music. The six-piece band also features a fiddle player, who added a fresh sound to their music. I.N.V.U followed. The three-piece band, whose members are Luis and Hector Canez and Arturo Arvizu, played ’70s and ’80s rock music from bands such as KISS and the Romantics. The audience was excited throughout I.N.V.U’s set and danced and sang along to many covers including “What I Like About You.”
Sabor Latino Legacy then took the stage and gave the audience a taste of the Mexican culture found in the city of Douglas. Sabor Latino Legacy is a Mexican band consisting of five members: David Nieves, Danny Gomez, Aaron Rios, Javier Rios and Frank Zamora. Nieves of Sabor Latino Legacy was thrilled to play for an fundraiser to support an important club.
“I think this event is very well put together, the location is perfect and the purpose of it is for a great cause, the Ag club deserves a green house” said Nieves. Nieves and the members of Sabor Latino ended up in a tie for first place with Little Sugar. Continue Reading »