Champaign Park District extends deadline for Battle of the Bands

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CHAMPAIGN – The Champaign Park District announces the deadline to register to compete in the Illinois Park & Recreation Association Battle of the Bands competition has been extended.

Bands would be competing on Sunday, March 13, at the Fluid Event Center, located at 601 North Country Fair Drive in Champaign.

Band participants must be between the ages of 12 – 21 in order to take part in the event. All ages are welcome to watch the competition. Bands will be competing for a variety of prizes, including performance opportunities and a studio recording session. The top bands win additional chances to play, as well as other prizes. Winners move on to regional competitions and finally advance to the state finals, which take place in August at the Illinois State Fair.

Judges will be giving feedback on criteria such as quality, music style and musicianship as well as Viewer’s Choice Award. All musical styles are welcome. Event officials also say that at least half of the members in each band must have 19 or under on the date of the state finals.

Interested bands must submit their application to the Champaign Park District by Tuesday, March 8, at 5 PM to be considered.

The application can be picked up at the Hays Recreation Center or online here.

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