ALLENTOWN - A former Shamokin Area student will play on the Musikfest stage on Wednesday for a special performance

Tanner Farrow, an incoming freshman to Notre Dame High School, East Stroudsburg, is the lead vocalist of the band "Fractured Apple" which won a special Battle of the Bands held in May for the benefit of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

Because of winning the competition, the band earned the right to play at Musikfest from 5 to 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Plaza Tropical Stage.

Prior to moving to Easton in May 2012, Farrow was under the vocal direction Patty Zablosky and Bonnie Klinger. He is a son of Andrew and Amy Farrow, of Easton, and the grandson of Sam May, of Shamokin, Shirley May, of Coal Township, and Andrew and Melissa Farrow, of Shamokin.

Band members are Farrow on lead vocal, Chris Eichlin on bass and backup vocals, Covey Carpenter on keyboard, and Liam Dean on drums and backup vocals.

The band formed in January during a band coaching session with The Lesson Center. Their music ranges from the Beatles, Cage the Elephant, Sublime, Weezer and The Fray.