More than 200 students gathered in Stiteler Auditorium to watch five regional bands contended in Battle of the Bands on Saturday, Feb. 26. The winner was five-piece band Over N’ Out from Baltimore, Md. They received a contract to play Arcadia's Woodstock concert on Saturday, April 16.
“We’re all looking forward to Spring Fling,” says vocalist Tucker Woods. Woods, along with the talents of Cal Swain on rhythm guitar, Charley McCormick on lead guitar, Matt Buckmeier on drums and Zach Boswer, Over N’ Out creates a powerful pop-punk sound that won over Arcadia audiences.
“One band that influences our whole group is Blink 182,” says Woods. “They’ve been around since we were kids and it's one band that you could never forget. Some of our other influences are Rise Against, Good Charlotte, Sum 41, Taking Back Sunday and New Found Glory.
The band found out about the competition through Woods’ brother, Arcadia senior Jackson Woods. Over N’ Out has already recorded a four-song EP. They plan on recording a full-length album within the year, with which they hope to gain national attention.