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Razing the Bar

Razing the Bar, the Law School band from Case Western Reserve University, has played the local Cleveland music scene for 20 years and has performed at an array of classic venues including the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Music Box Supper Club, House of Blues, Happy Dog, Barking Spider, Jolley Scholar, and Cosmic Dave’s Rock Club. Dean Michael Scharf offers up his backyard as a practice space, and the group rocks out to The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Billy Joel, and more. Razing the Bar also raises money for CWRU’s Public Interest Law Fellowship program, which places law students at organizations like Legal Aid.

Fun Fact: Band Members Kelsey DelMonte, Andrew Pollis, and Liz Safier have all volunteered with Legal Aid.

Members of Razing the Bar include: Nathaniel Arnholt of Cleveland (Student at CWRU School of Law);Joe Custer of Cleveland Heights - bass guitar (Director of the Library of CWRU School of Law); Kelsey DelMonte of Westlake - vocals (Student at CWRU School of Law); Sophia Fisher of Cleveland; Michaella Guyot-Polverini of Cleveland Heights - keyboard, vocals (Student at CWRU School of Law); Chuck Hallberg of Solon - guitar (Trustee of Case Western Reserve University); Charlie Korsmo of Cleveland Heights - keyboard/vocals (Professor at CWRU School of Law); Jared Levine of Cleveland; Katy Mercer of Shaker Heights - vocals (Professor at CWRU School of Law);  Andrew Pollis of Richmond Heights - vocals (Professor at CWRU School of Law); Liz Safier of Cleveland - violin (Student at CWRU School of Law); Michael Scharf of Pepper Pike - guitar/vocals (Dean of CWRU School of Law); 

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