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VanderVeer, Featuring Two Davenport Students, Wins Battle of Bands

From left: Sydney Nelson (Central), Nathan Sueeter (Assumption), Kayla Masakowski (North), and Jaydon Biles (North Scott)

The 4th Quad City Rock Academy Battle of Bands was held December 8th at the Village Theater in the Village of East Davenport with more than 550 attending, the largest crowd ever. The band, VanderVeer, with two members from the district – Sydney Nelson, Central High senior, who plays guitar and Kayla Masakowski, North High senior, who plays bass guitar and serves as the band’s lead singer – won the event. VanderVeer has played over 100 gigs in its three and a half year history, including Tug Fest, River Roots, and Bix. The band has an original song released on SoundCloud, “You with Her,”  and will be recording two new originals:  “The Letter X” and “Baby Blu.” (Pictured from left: Sydney Nelson (Central), Nathan Sueeter (Assumption), Kayla Masakowski (North), and Jaydon Biles (North Scott))