Applications open for Park Distrct Battle of the Bands

<p>2013 Battle of the Bands at Central Park.  |  Photo courtesy of Naperville Park District.</p>

2013 Battle of the Bands at Central Park.  |  Photo courtesy of Naperville Park District.

Naperville Park District is taking applications for the annual Battle of the Bands contest. Read the full release below.

High school student rock bands are invited to apply for a spot in the Naperville Park District Youth Ambassadors’ eleventh annual Battle of the Bands contest. The event will take place from 4:30-8:00 p.m. on Friday, May 9 at the Community Concert Center in Central Park, located at 104 E. Benton Ave. 

Applications and a demo CD or flash drive must be received by 4:00 p.m. Monday, April 21, 2014 to be considered. The application form can be accessed online at Bands can mail or drop off their entries to Fred Gusel at the Naperville Park District Administration Building in downtown Naperville. The mailing address is:

Fred Gusel
Naperville Park District
320 West Jackson Ave.
Naperville, IL 60540


Applicants will be notified on or before April 25, 2014 about whether their band has been selected as a finalist for the 2014 Battle of the Bands.

The first place winner will perform at Ribfest at a time to be determined and will advance to the Illinois Park District Association’s Regional Battle of the Bands with a chance to perform at the Illinois State Fair in Springfield. The second and third place finishers will play at the Naperville Park District’s Rollin’ on the River series on the Riverwalk in July.

The Youth Ambassadors is a group of high school students who work with the Naperville Park District to plan community-wide special events for teens each year.

For questions about Youth Ambassadors or about the Naperville Park District and its programs and facilities, please


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