Apply for Park District’s Battle of the Bands

Apply for Battle of the Bands: High school student rock bands are invited to apply for a spot in the Naperville Park District Youth Ambassadors’ 11th annual Battle of the Bands contest. Bands will compete from 4:30 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 9 at the Community Concert Center in Central Park, 104 E. Benton Ave.

Applications and a demo CD or flash drive must be received by 4 p.m. Monday, April 21, to be considered. Find forms 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 W. Jackson Ave.

Naperville, IL 60540

Applicants will be notified on or before April 25 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 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, visit