Battle of the School Bands
Established in 2009, Battle of the School Bands is a band competition for Northern Territory schools, which sees the winners play alongside international acts at the annual BASSINTHEGRASS music festival in Darwin. 2016 Battle of the School Bands winner - GAIA.
The Battle of the School Bands is open to middle and senior students (Years 7-12) enrolled in government and non-government schools. Students can enter as a part of a band, duo or soloist.
To enter the competition you must complete an Expression of Interest Form and be eligible to perform at one of the school heats held in late March / early April. You and your band or duo will perform two original songs at your allocated school heat for the opportunity to earn a place in the final. The Final will be held in Brown's Mart Theatre courtyard - Friday 15 April 7:00pm - 9:00pm. If you are from a remote school and cannot attend a school heat you can send a DVD of your performance. See the How to enter page for more details.