Poor Fred Noonan wins Battle of the Burbs

(Courtesy Lauren Fox) Poor Fred Noonan formed not long before auditions for the Battle of the Burbs. Front row from left to right: Matt Brown, trumpet, Harriton junior; Jeremy Levick, bass, Harriton senior;  Ilias Storti, trombone, Harriton senior. Back row, left to right: Jordan Rosenthal-Kay, guitar, Harriton junior; Christian Turzo-Egan, drums, St. Joe´s Prep junior; Jake Marks, saxophone, Harriton junior; Dylan Pearl, vocals & guitar, Harriton junior.
(Courtesy Lauren Fox) Poor Fred Noonan formed not long before auditions for the Battle of the Burbs. Front row from left to right: Matt Brown, trumpet, Harriton junior; Jeremy Levick, bass, Harriton senior; Ilias Storti, trombone, Harriton senior. Back row, left to right: Jordan Rosenthal-Kay, guitar, Harriton junior; Christian Turzo-Egan, drums, St. Joe's Prep junior; Jake Marks, saxophone, Harriton junior; Dylan Pearl, vocals & guitar, Harriton junior.
(Courtesy Lauren Fox) Poor Fred Noonan formed not long before auditions for the Battle of the Burbs. Front row from left to right: Matt Brown, trumpet, Harriton junior; Jeremy Levick, bass, Harriton senior;  Ilias Storti, trombone, Harriton senior. Back row, left to right: Jordan Rosenthal-Kay, guitar, Harriton junior; Christian Turzo-Egan, drums, St. Joe´s Prep junior; Jake Marks, saxophone, Harriton junior; Dylan Pearl, vocals & guitar, Harriton junior. Gallery: Poor Fred Noonan wins Battle of the Burbs

After months of auditions, the Battle of the Burbs culminated in all-out jam session Friday night at MilkBoy Coffee. The judges awarded Poor Fred Noonan with the grand prize, which includes five hours of recording time at the MilkBoy studios and a single release by Lower Merion School District's record label, ATR Records. Christina Brennan of Merion Mercy Academy won second place, and Merion-alumna Kat Yeo accompanied her on guitar.

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