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story.lead_photo.caption Greg Hausman, guitarist for Magnus, focuses on a chord during a live performance at The Bridge as a part of the Battle for the Badges event on Saturday, March 24, 2018. Magnus was one of three bands to perform on the day at The Bridge in Jefferson City. Photo by Emil Lippe / News Tribune.
Gallery: Battle 4 the Badges 2018

The Battle 4 the Badges music competition began March 3 at The Bridge in Jefferson City.

Three bands per week competed for the best performance of the night and the chance to play in the final round, which will take place March 31.

The event was organized by Safety Net, which provides financial assistance to families of first responders who were lost in the line of duty.

Preliminary competitions featuring three different bands each took place each Saturday through March 24. The four preliminary finalists will face off in the last competition March 31, with one band claiming the 2018 Bands Battle for the Badges championship title.

Click on the photo gallery to the left to browse photos from Battle 4 the Badges concerts and check the related article links below to review the competition and more background.

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Bands battle for an honorable cause

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