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Lend a Hand, Hear the Band's performer still a mystery

The student organization Lend a Hand, Hear the Band is wrapping up its final negotiations with the band, and are looking forward to the concert that will be held on April 16.

Even though this is the third year of the group, it is running behind its usual schedule.

According to the Minnesota Daily, Lend a Hand, Hear the Band is a Minnesota Student Association volunteer program where students volunteer 10 hours of community service to receive a concert ticket to see a band chosen by the organization's committee.

The committee lists bands that are popular with students and also fit within the organization's budget. The committee then works with agents to negotiate a contract with the band that will play.

This year, Lend a Hand, Hear the Band has about $60,000 to cover expenses. They set aside about $21,000 for the program while the Office of the President gave $23,000. The rest of the budget was raised through corporate sponsorships and applying for grants, MSA Vice President Trisha Thompson said.

In past years, students got to attend concerts from the bands Guster and The Hold Steady.

The bands had been announced by this time in the past, but the organization is still in the final stages of negotiations and would not reveal this year's band.