Mid-Island Battle of the Bands is back and looking for competitors

Just as the school year ends and Canada Day celebrations are hotting up

Just as the school year ends and Canada Day celebrations are hoting up, young musical people in the Mid Island Communities are invited to compete in one of the best talent contests they can imagine.

Posters are in all the schools and information is available on the web site at comoxvalleycanadaday.ca.  This is a competition for all young band artists up to the age of 19 years.  Check out facebook, labeled: Battle of the Bands 2012.

Get your band together, polish up your material and get ready for the Battle of the Bands!

The battle will take place in Simm’s Park in Courtenay on Friday night starting at 5 p.m. June 29.  Registration is essential, so don’t delay.  Registration is available on line at comoxvalleycanadaday.ca, at City Hall and at the radio station 98.9 Jet fm on line as well, or can be picked up at Long & McQuade music store.  There is no entry fee and the rewards are fantastic!  Event planner is Jamie Edgett who can be reached at 250 703-3305 for added information.

The first prize winner of the Battle of the Bands will have the opportunity to record their music in the professional sound studio: the Dove Creek Recording Studio. Paul Kein will be giving his expertise to the band in the studio using all his high definition system for at least three hours of recording time over possibly 3-4 days.  And then to insure recognition of the band, Jet fm radio has agreed to air one of the winning band’s songs.

Prizes for second and third are offered by Long and McQuade music store, of $350 and $150 in gift certificates.  The judges will decide who is deserving of the prizes by scoring the bands on  musicianship, originality and stage presence.  The only restrictions are the band members must be under 19 and in the interest at fairness they cannot have won First Prize in the past. The judges are the same judges that have been part of the event for the past two years. The three judges are Paul Keim, Tyler Hutchinson and, Mike Bush.