CJ Group Rocks the Battle For Life May 9

Waiting for Jefferson wants YOU to be at the Battle for Life this Friday, May 9.

The high school rock band made up of four CJ seniors will take the stage at the Nutter Center at 7 p.m. This pro-life rally and battle of the bands competition is hosted by Elizabeth's New Life Center.

The group from CJ will compete against three other finalist groups. Waiting for Jefferson features Chris Babal on rhythm guitar, William Howard on drums, Patrick Zopff on vocals and bass, and Vaughn Martin on lead guitar (pictured above, left to right).

Howard and Vaughn, the group's founding members, started playing together their sophomore year after a chance discovery.

“The band and the name came about one morning when Vaughn and I were waiting to catch the Jefferson Township bus to CJ and learned that we both played instruments,” Howard said.

Most recently the group opened at the CJ Talent Show in front of a crowd of their peers May 2 in the auditorium.

“We’ve played at other venues before, but never in front of an audience this large,” he said.

Support the Eagles at the Battle for Life this weekend! Tickets for the show are $10 in advance or $15 at the gate. For complete details, go to www.elizabethnewlife.org.