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The Music is Art event formerly known as "The Battle of the High School Bands" is back and is now just "The Battle". Submissions are now open! Please read through the rules and restrictions below and fill out the form to submit for consideration.

- Open to WNY bands where the majority of its members are under 21 years of age. 
- Proof will be required before you make it to the final round. 
- Any solo, duo, or full band may apply. 
- All genres accepted and encouraged to apply.

Submissions will be accepted until June 15, 2022. A committee of judges will determine which 6 acts make it to the event on Saturday, September 10th at The Music is Art Festival. If you make it to the Battle stage you've already won! The 6 finalists will be provided a scoring rubric in advance so that you know what goes into the final decision. Feedback from judges will be provided after the event so that you know where to work on improving. 

The grand prize at the September 10th event is a main stage slot at a prime time spot later that day, recording time at GCR Audio, mixing and mastering of one song, and a professional photo shoot.