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 www.napervilleparks.org/battleofthebands.

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 www.napervilleparks.org.

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