16th Annual Battle Of The Bands

| December 19, 2013 | 0 Comments

1264817_589297041129566_676313106_oThe 16th annual Anne Arundel County High School Battle of the Bands will emanate from Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts on Saturday, January 25th.

Founded by Nancy Almgren in 1999 as a way to expose County residents to talented musicians from all of the area high schools, the event has grown to become the largest event of its kind in the nation. Every county high school is invited to send their best rock band to perform annually. Support is provided by a variety of local businesses and volunteers.

Each year. all proceeds are donated to the music departments of the top 4 high schools. To date, The Anne Arundel County High School Battle of the Bands has raised over $100,000, all while affording over 700 high school musicians a chance to perform in front more than 11,000 patrons.

“Battle of the Bands” will be once again be hosted by Danny Mays, the organization’s Associate Director, and also the Voice of Ripken Stadium and bassist/vocalist for Baltimore’s Here’s to the Night.

“This event has become an Anne Arundel County tradition for participants and patrons alike,” said Danny. “There’s nothing like the atmosphere…it’s always my favorite event of the year.”

This year’s bands will battle for a day of recording time with renowned producer Steve Wright at Baltimore’s Wright Way Studios, as well as radio airplay and their own headlining date at Rams Head on Stage, along with other prizes.  The event will be judged by a panel of industry professionals, including Annapolis resident and drummer/instructor Larry Rodbell, who also provides the backline drum kit for the performers.

Battle of the Bands is an all ages event. Advance tickets are available online via the links below, as well as directly from all of the performing bands for $12. Tickets will also be available at the door on the night of the show on a first-come, first-served basis for $15.  This event sells out every year and advance ticket purchase is recommended. Local businesses are invited to contact the organization for the numerous sponsorship and advertising opportunities available.

For information: | www.facebook.com/aabattle | www.aabattle.com

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