Friday, December 14, 2012

Rockin' out for a cause

Several local kids jammed out recently for a standing-room-only crowd to raise money for charity  No Stomach for Cancer.

The band, called Wacko, is made up of Owen Buettner, a sixth grader at Bradley Middle School; William Buettner, an eighth grader at Bradley Middle; Dane Chelcun, a seventh grader at Pine Lake Prep; Aidan Walsh, a third grader at Park View Elementary; and Collin Walsh, a sixth grader at East Mooresville Intermediate.

In October, the group played an hour set of rock and roll hits at the Charles Mack Citizens Center in downtown Mooresville, to raise money for the charity. They collected more than $600 for the stomach cancer cause.

Wacko has been playing regional shows for about two years. Michael Walsh said the band placed second at the Denver Fireworks Festival Battle of the Bands contest this summer. And on Nov. 3, the group hosted another benefit show for No Stomach for Cancer, at Pine Lake Prep.

Photo: William Buettner plays bass (left), Dane Chelcun on guitar, Owen Buettner on guitar, Aidan Walsh plays drums, and Collin Walsh sings. Photo courtesy of Michael Walsh.