YANKEE HOMECOMING 2013
THE 3rd ANNUAL HIGH SCHOOL
BATTLE OF THE BANDS
JULY 26, 2013/5:00P – 9:30P
QUALIFYING BAND CONTESTANTS WILL COMPETE FOR FIRST PRIZE OF THE OPENING ACT FOR ONE OF THE YHC EVENING WATERFRONT CONCERTS
A RECORDING SESSION AT ON THE FRINGE STUDIOS
& $100 CASH
High School students from Massachusetts towns of Amesbury, Groveland, Merrimac, Newbury, West Newbury, Newburyport, and Salisbury may apply. A music teacher/band teacher/music director who can vouch for your musicianship must sign off on the application. Bands will be selected as follows: one band will be accepted on a first come first serve basis from each of the following: Amesbury High, The Governor’s Academy, Newburyport High, Pentucket Regional High, Triton Regional High, The Musical Suite, West Newbury School of Music, Zach Field Drum Studio and on a first come first serve basis thereafter up to 12 bands.
Band members must agree that vocals will contain no vulgar language and that all on stage acts regarding content, lyrics, presentation, and production are family friendly.
Bands will PLUG IN AND PLAY sets as follows: Each band should prepare 5- 6 songs. Playing time will be dependent upon the number of band entries and announced that night. 4 guitar amps, 1 bass amp, microphones and stand, keyboard, drum set, a sound system, and a sound technician will be provided. Band members will need to bring their personal string instruments, pedal boards, drum sticks, etc. (No extra microphones, amps, sound systems, sound techs allowed). Band members are urged to label their own equipment.
The competition will take place on the stage at the Newburyport Waterfront Park.
Audience members will judge the competition by using their ticket to vote for their favorite band. Prizes will be awarded at the competition.
Audience tickets are $7 in advance and $10 at the door.