Junior Dylan Cessna poses with his two band mates. The band, Fairbank Italics, is one of several bands performing at the Band-aid benefit concert.

Junior Dylan Cessna poses with his two band mates. The band, Fairbank Italics, is one of several bands performing at the Band-aid benefit concert.

By Diana Leane (@DianaLeane)

Junior Dylan Cessna had just finished performing at a Guitar Club performance when he was approached by a woman he didn’t recognize. After telling him she really enjoyed his band’s performances, Cessna discovered she was a lunch lady at Prospect who had recently been diagnosed with breast cancer.

Cessna brainstormed ways to help her and other cancer patients. He determined he wanted to organize a benefit concert called Band-aid at Prospect that would raise money for breast cancer research. Cessna presented his idea to Dr. Jay Kyp-Johnson, a cancer survivor, who helped him organize the event.

Bandaid will take place in gyms one and two Friday, May 22, from seven to nine pm, and multiple bands and groups formed by Prospect students will perform. Tickets for the concert are five dollars and can be bought at the door.

Cessna will be performing with his band Fairbank Italics. Junior Andrew Pittman will also be performing on the drums and singing while junior Mitchell Tapia plays the drums. The concert will include a variety of music styles since Cessna’s band is playing more old-timey songs like Beatles songs and Pittman’s band is playing more modern, alternative songs.

Cessna hopes to see many students at the concert and plans to make Band-aid an annual event.