The Beach Dads Club 6th Annual Battle of the Bands will be Friday, February 10 at the New Parish in Oakland. One of the best nights out of the year. Low key. High energy. Great music, makes one realize how much amazing musical talent we have in the Beach community. Nice way to hang out with some really fun folks and raise money for Beach Elementary. Doesn’t get much better.
The event: Adults 21 and older only. Tickets $25.
Best deal is to buy tickets ahead at http:bit.ly/battleofthebands6
Opening up the evening, Lucy’s Home Alone, a high school and middle school band made up of Beach alums Rachel Barton, Will and Paul Davies, Ellington Davis and Noah Rosenbaum will play a mix of soulful originals combined with classic and contemporary pop hits. Last year they brought the house down and raised the musical ante.
Then the Battle will begin when last year’s King of Padres, Brian Weiss and Tammy’s Camaro, light up the stage with a dance-worthy set of Rock, Pop, Alternative and Funk hits, b-sides and pretty much anything they think is cool from the 70’s up through today. Next up, the Puckett Family Project, featuring Tod Puckett (Sophia, 2nd grade, Macy and Ella, 5th grade) will fire up a plugged-in, rocking mix of funk and countrified rock originals. To close the evening,Mercy, Mercy, Mercy!, a four-piece band featuring Aaron Fisher (Wyatt, 5th Grade, Duncan 2nd, Milo, K) will play a rousing set rooted in an early-70’s rock sensibility, featuring songs from Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, the Meters, and more.
Call the babysitters now. If you’ve never been before, ask someone who went last year. You won’t want to miss it!
The Beach Dads Club is proud to present the Beach BBQ Boogie, a barbeque/dance party for the entire Beach community down at the Beach Grassy Field. On Friday, May 13, starting at 6pm, we’ll be grilling up all-natural, gourmet Fork in the Road hot dogs served with delicious, homemade Baja Padre side dishes. At 7pm, we’ll have a DJ set up on the grassy field for the kids to dance the night away.
Entry is free, we’ll have food for $5.00 a plate and beer for $5.00. Water and juice will be available.
As part of a twice annual Beach grounds and garden work day to keep our school in top shape, we have an important date coming up Sunday, April 19, 9am to 1pm. Please join the padres, madres, neighbors, and ninos for a major work day to build enhancements in the lunch area and Howard fence edge. We are re-vegetating slopes with drought tolerant plants and (fire up that skill saw…) building a deck under the shade tree. This work is all in advance of a new shade structure to be built after school lets out in June.
On the building front: We need two or more dads to step up in to help John Gibbs with prep planning, logistics, and ideally, carpentry on the big day. Gibbs is buying the beer. Big shout out to the Davies and Davis gents for work done to date. Thanks to several other parents, BPO, and Principal Corritone for helping to provide permanent shade in the lunch area.
More details to follow.