The Thomas Jefferson High School Band performs during the First Annual Music Battle Royale on May 11. Photo courtesy of Bruce Honda

The Thomas Jefferson High School Band performs during the First Annual Music Battle Royale on May 11. Photo courtesy of Bruce Honda

Music Battle Royale benefits people experiencing homelessness

Proceeds from performances benefit Federal Way Day Center.

Friends of the Day Center held its First Annual Music Battle Royale, with support from the Federal Way Farmers Market on May 11.

The lively and fun-filled half-day event featured performances from the Decatur High School Band, the Thomas Jefferson High School Band, the Jazz Misfits, and KZOK 2018 Battle of the Bands finalist “Once Upon a Tuesday.”

Proceeds from the fundraiser benefitted the Federal Way Day Center. The Federal Way Day Center is a low-barrier nonprofit instrumental in providing people in the community experiencing homelessness with a multitude of basic needs services including access to showers, laundry services, Internet, a kitchen for meal preparation, as well as social services including mental wellness counseling, drug misuse disorder treatment, employment searches, and transitional housing.

The Day Center is located at 33505 13th Place S., Suite D, Federal Way.

The Friends of the Day Center is a community project of a 2018-2019 Advancing Leadership team: Joe Bowman (Integrity Life Church), Holly West (Columbia Bank), Chantel Arnone (St. Francis Hospital), Kimberly Brazier-Preston (Valley Cities), Tony Pagliocco (Federal Way Tony), and Claudia Lawrence (Federal Way Coalition Against Trafficking).

The Decatur High School Band performs during the Music Battle Royale on May 11. Photo courtesy of Bruce Honda

The Decatur High School Band performs during the Music Battle Royale on May 11. Photo courtesy of Bruce Honda

The Thomas Jefferson High School Band performs. Photo courtesy of Bruce Honda

The Thomas Jefferson High School Band performs. Photo courtesy of Bruce Honda

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