Battle of the School Bands final
Published 27 Jul 2012 10:30 0 Comments
A MUSICAL battle will take place at Rivermead, Reading, on Saturday, August 4.
Five bands have been preparing for Reading Rock Academy's Battle Of The School Bands final since coming top in the semis in April - and now the young musicians are just one fantastic gig away from winning some amazing prizes.
The event is part of the Reading Borough Council's SMART festival, a celebration of sport, music and art, taking place on Thameside Promenade.
In the evening, the ticketed final will also showcase bands from Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Hampshire. Battling it out to win the title of Reading Rock Academy's Best School Band In The Thames Valley - are:
l FiveThirtyOne from Bluecoat School, Sundara Karma from The Oratory School, My Everest from Farnborough Hill School, Ioneye from Marlborough School and Chasing Waves from Little Heat School.
The winner will bag a professionally recorded track in Whitehouse Studios in Reading, the Reading Rock Academy Shield for their school or college, plus getting their winning song released on Itunes, with promotional support from Reading Rock Academy.
Reading Rock Academy founder Pete Doyle said: "Reading Rock Academy are really excited about this year's grand final. The standard is so high this year, I predict one of these bands will get signed with a professional recording contact within a year!
"The event is a celebration of new bands writing original songs with the full support of the music industry behind it. I would recommend any music fan come along and support local original bands. All the bands have worked hard on their songs. We will also be showcasing local bands and a special surprise guest.
"This year we are really proud to be a part of the SMART Festival happening during the daytime at the Rivermead site."
Tickets are on sale from www.readingrockacademy.com, at £5 in advance with online concession discounts. Proceeds will go to Great Ormond Street Hospital and Cystic Fibrosis.
This article appeared in Slough Observer 27 Jul 12