If you have already submit your video for this year's Battle, thank you! If you have not had a chance to make a video, please don't gather right now to do one. We will likely be rescheduling the May 2nd date and will provide more information as soon as those decisions are made. Stay healthy our friends!

The program formerly known as The Battle of the High School Bands has new rules and a new format.

  • “The Battle” portion of this program is open to all musicians in WNY under the age of 21.

  • Open to all bands, duos, rappers, acoustic artists, solo artists, etc.

  • All genres included and accepted

  • Complete a submission form for each entrant 

  • Most of the band must be under 21 years of age

  • A video of a performance must be included with your submission. Please provide a youTube link to the performance. Videos need not be professional quality, a simple cell phone video will suffice

  • Judges will review all submissions and the “winners” will be asked to perform at “The Showcase”

  • Judging will be based on:

    • Stage presence and preparedness

    • Sound, volume, and clarity

    • Band synchronicity

    • Song quality & choice (originals not required, but highly advised)

    • Band enthusiasm & attitude

All submissions will be reviewed and the “winners” of “The Battle” will be asked to perform at “The Showcase” on Saturday, May 2nd, 2020 at Mohawk Place. Doors at 5pm, Show begins at 6pm.

Deadline for submissions was April 10, 2020, but we will likely be extending that when a decision is made on the May 2nd event.

Showcase performers will be asked to sign a release form & waiver. 

The Showcase will be a ticketed event and a ticket link will be provided.

Tickets will be $10 in advance or $15 day of show. Comp tickets will be given to the band members only. The Showcase will be all ages, under 16 must be with a parent or adult.

Your performance time will be communicated prior to the event and will be between 15-30 minutes. Backline will be provided.

While the real prize is being asked to showcase, there will be additional prizes and recognition at the showcase itself.


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