Nine Naperville high school student bands to compete for top awards
The public is invited to hear the community’s top high school student rock bands in the Naperville Park District Youth Ambassadors’ 2012 Battle of the Bands contest. The event is free and will take place from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Friday, May 18 at the Community Concert Center in Central Park, located at 104 E. Benton Ave. Nine Naperville high school student bands were selected to compete as finalists based on their applications and the quality of their demo recordings.
The order of playing will be as follows
4:50 – 5:05 The Oz Factor – Naperville North High School
5:10 – 5:25 Coffeehouse Tipsters – Neuqua Valley High School
5:30 – 5:45 Food and Fire – Neuqua Valley High School
5:50 – 6:05 This Week’s Trend – Neuqua Valley High School
6:15 – 6:30 Little Resistance – Naperville North High School
6:35 – 6:50 Ocean Glass – Naperville Central High School
6:55 – 7:10 The New Epidemic – Neuqua Valley High School
7:15 – 7:30 Dead Yet Alive – Naperville North High School
7:35 – 7:50 Broken Tension – Naperville North High School
The first place winner will perform at Ribfest at a time to be determined and will advance to the Illinois Park District Association’s Regional Battle of the Bands with a chance to perform at the Illinois State Fair in Springfield. The second and third place finishers will play at the Naperville Park District’s Rollin’ on the River series on the Riverwalk on Friday, July 8.
Performances will be followed by the awarding of the top honors. The event is scheduled to conclude at approximately 8:30 p.m.
Concert t-shirts listing all of the bands will be available for $10 at the event.
The Youth Ambassadors is a group of high school students who work with the Naperville Park District to plan community-wide special events for teens each year, such as the recent All-City Dodgeball Tournament.
For questions about Youth Ambassadors or about the Naperville Park District and its programs and facilities, please contact the Naperville Park District at 630-848-5000 or visit www.napervilleparks.org.