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High School Battle of the Bands

2013 Battle of The Bands

2013 Battle of The Bands

The 4th Annual Yankee Homecoming Battle of the Bands Competition:

Watch local students compete for the opportunity to open for a YHC Waterfront Concert as well as cash and prizes.

As of July, 17th Yankee Homecoming is opening up applications for the High School Battle of the bands to all high school students on a first come first serve basis until the total of 7 bands has been met.

Bring on the Battle!
Friday, July 25th from 5:00 – 9:30,

Under the tent at Waterfront Park in Newburyport.

Seven Bands competed last year.

Your ticket will help to determine the winner.

$10 are available tonight at the door.

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