How to enter


How to enter 2023

2023 Battle of the School Bands entries close lunchtime (12:00pm) 6 April 2023. No late submissions will be accepted.

All entrants in  the Battle of the School Bands 2023 will need to complete an Expression of Interest Form. 

Click on this link to print all forms required to complete your entry.

Once you have completed all forms email to

Before Thursday April 6 upload your video and lyrics sheets to a cloud service such as GoogleDrive or OneDrive and share the files to with the subject ‘NT Music School 2023 Battle of the School Bands – Act Name’.

Judges Criteria used to shortlist bands for the final:


  • Present a confident performance
  • Maintain appropriate eye contact with the audience
  • Interact effectively with the audience for the duration of the performance
  • Interact cooperatively with other performers on stage (Soloist N/A)

Song Writing

  • Display facility with a range of techniques to control and enhance the song
  • Musical elements and compositional techniques used appropriate to the style of music
  • Effective contrast between songs performed
  • Lyrics effectively / creatively match the musical context


All musicians will be individually and collectively critiqued on the quality of their performance:

  • Accurate tuning of instruments
  • Intonation of vocals
  • Rhythmic cohesion
  • Proficiency in working with instruments and musical elements relevant to style
  • Dynamics and expression where appropriate

Remember to complete all official Entry Forms



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