A week before the annual “Bunch of Bands” concert, three East bands will be competing in this years’ fourth annual “Youth Volunteer Corps Battle of the Bands” contest on Sat., March 27 from 2-6 p.m. The student bands, Cloudburst, Menlo and Mr. Fish, will all be part of the 15 band setlist that will be playing at the UMKC University Center.
The fundraiser is being held by the YVC, a national, non-for-profit network of programs that offer youths, ages 11 to 18, the opportunity to improve their community through volunteering. The YVC has locations all over the country in 28 different states, and can also be found in Canada. First launched in 1987, the YVC has sponsored local community-based organizations such as Volunteer Centers, Hands On, YMCA, Boys and Girls Club of America, Camp Fire, The United Way and school districts across the nation. Their mission; To create and increase volunteer opportunities to enrich youth, address community needs and develop a lifetime commitment to service. The bands will by playing at 5000 Holmes Road in Kansas City, Missouri from 2 to 6 pm.