The Best ‘State College Bands & DJs’ Bracket: Crowning A Champion

After a month of fierce competition, and thanks to your help, we’ve officially determined the best State College band or DJ from Happy Valley’s downtown scene.

When our staff first began to rank and seed the best bands and DJs in the valley, some contenders rolled over the competition, while other underdogs vehemently fought for their case throughout the bracket tournament.

The Final Four featured a No. 4 and a No. 5 seed in the Skoal Brothers and Velveeta, respectively, and No. 5-seeded JR Mangan made it to the Elite Eight with a strong upset over No. 1 My Hero Zero among other notable routs.

Only one band emerged victorious, though, and Jenn Henry-Dashem and Matt Dashem of Anchor&Arrow are now the champions of Onward State’s Best State College Bands and DJs bracket.

Anchor&Arrow ran away with the win after sealing 59.5% of voters over No. 5-seeded Velveeta.

As “Central PA’s Funked-Up Duo,” Henry-Dashem and Dasher appear often at Cafe 210 West, Doggie’s, A’s, Otto’s Pub and Brewery, and more.

For more on Anchor&Arrow, check out their feature on season six of Podward State and follow along with the pair on Instagram, Facebook, or their website.

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Keeley Lamm

Keeley is a junior journalism major from Richmond, Virginia, and is Onward State's managing editor. She also talks about awesome stuff on our podcast, Podward State. Keeley is a lover of grilled cheese and Kevin Jonas. If you'd like to share your thoughts on the superior Jonas Brother, feel free to contact her on Twitter @keeleylammm or send your best joke to her email [email protected].

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