HAGERSTOWN --Â Dressed in a T-shirt and blue jeans, Cody Holmes bowed his head and said a prayer before joining his fellow band members on stage.
Within a few minutes, he picked up his bass guitar and created some pulse-pounding music that energized the crowd.
Cody, 17, is a member of Sunday Obsession, a Christian alternative rock band from Harpers Ferry, W.Va. that has been together for about five years, "playing anywhere and everywhere," he said.
"We're like most musicians," the outgoing teenager explained. "We love playing and singing."
Saturday afternoon, the band delivered its message to a crowd of about 100 people at Revive 2009 -- a day of music, speakers and worship sponsored by Revive Outreach Ministries Inc. The daylong event was on the grounds of Right Choice Ministries on Old Forge Road in Hagerstown.
"We spread the word of God," Holmes said. "We give young audiences the sort of music they can relate to, drawing them in with a catchy tune. But our lyrics have a message."