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Naperville 2012 Battle of the Bands winner to play at RibFest July 3


2nd and 3rd place bands will be featured at Rollin’ on the River on June 8

On Friday, May 18, an audience of cheering fans gathered for the 2012 Naperville Park District Youth Ambassadors’ Battle of the Bands at the Community Concert Center in Central Park. The winning band, Food & Fire, earned the coveted spot at RibFest on Tues. July 3 and will represent the Naperville Park District in the Illinois Park and Recreation Association’s Battle of the Bands regional competition in Glendale Heights on Saturday, July 28.   The winner of the regionals will advance to the finals at the Illinois State Fair in August.

Nine Naperville high school student bands were selected to compete in the May 18 contest as finalists based on their applications and the quality of their demo recordings.  Winning second place was This Week’s Trend, followed by third place winner Coffee House Tipsters. Both the second and third place bands will play at the June 8 Rollin’ on the River concert to kick off the 2012 series. Each band will play a 45-minute set between 7:00 and 9:00 p.m. on the Riverwalk at Webster St. and Jackson Ave.

The Youth Ambassadors is a group of high school students who work with the Naperville Park District to plan community-wide special events for their peers each year. Battle of the Bands was one of several events that took place during the 2011-2012 school year.

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.

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Naperville Park District
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Created in 1966, the Naperville Park District is an independent, municipal agency serving the recreation needs of its residents. An Illinois Distinguished Agency since 1994, the District is one of only 1% of park districts across the country to be nationally accredited through the Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies (CAPRA). The Naperville Park District’s mission is to provide recreation and park experiences that promote healthy lives, healthy minds and a healthy community. The District maintains and operates more than 2,400 acres with 137 parks and provides more than 1,500 recreational, arts and environmental programs and special events annually. Included within the District’s operations are two championship golf courses, a multitude of playgrounds, trails, athletic courts and sports fields, Fort Hill Activity Center, Knoch Knolls Nature Center, two inline skating and skateboarding facilities, the Millennium Carillon, a paddle boat quarry, historic Centennial Beach, and the beautiful Riverwalk.


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