New club Owl Quality hosts first spring music competition

The organization worked alongside Boca restaurants and FAU clubs to host the event.


FAU rapper K. Williams performs at the Spring Music Competition on the Boca Housing Lawn. | Anthony Washko

Makayla Purvis, Contributing Writer

Students flocked to the Boca campus Housing Lawn last month to support seven student artists competing as part of a new organization’s first music showcase.

Owl Quality co-founders Jamal Butler and Adrian Morris organized the Jan. 25 competition and said it would help give back to the FAU and Boca community. They added that their club promotes student organizations and local businesses through on-campus events.


“This event is not only a way to promote student artists but also a way to donate food to Boca Helping Hands,” Butler said. The charity provides hot lunches six days a week and delivers meals to disabled people and the elderly.


Following three elimination rounds, an intermission vote, and a cheering contest, the audience chose 20-year-old singer/songwriter Josh Hollin as the winner, under the moniker PAJAMA JOSH.

The commercial music major and vice president of Hoot/Wisdom Recordings performed all original songs for the competition. He was awarded a pair of $250 custom headphones and a performance slot at the University Park apartments’ pool party next month.


“I’m not used to winning,” Hollin said. “I’ve worked hard my whole life and I’ve had a lot of people who didn’t believe in me. I really am here for the music.”


He is scheduled to perform again for the 15th anniversary of Hoot/Wisdom Recordings on Feb. 10 at the University Theater, according to the Palm Beach Post.


Shake Shack and Tucker Duke’s provided free food, merchandise, and gift cards for the event.

On top of this, several FAU organizations including Owls Racing and One Mic Poetry set up tables to recruit students.


“I came out to show support for my friends at the competition,” freshman architecture major Reghan Fitch said. “I’ve been enjoying all of the music, food, and free stuff that came along with it.”


The event organizers said Owl Quality will hold more events in the near future.


Makayla Purvis is a contributing writer with the University Press. For information regarding this or other stories, email [email protected].