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Bands set to do battle


Seven bands from area high schools are ready to go to battle for the prize in this year’s April 8 Jamfest sponsored by Ryan Seibe’s Fundamentals of Leadership class.

Kathryn Machiela, a member of the Jamfest “Battle of the Bands” committee, said this year’s event will be more of a contest than last year’s, which was held outdoors and was more like a music festival.

This year’s event will be in the evening in the Farragut High School’ auditorium.

The bands will compete for eight hours of studio recording time and 400 CDs, donated by Day Star Productions in Knoxville.

Four bands from FHS have registered: For The Record, Arson, Morning Rise and Arxaeterna.

Two West High School bands, Toast and Sweet Milk are on the roster. Powell High School’s Top Hat Rolls Boxcars will include the only female band member.

All the bands have submitted a demo CD. Fundamentals of Leadership students will create a CD compilation of the demo CDs to sell that evening.

Machiela expects the Battle to last three to four hours, since each band will be given 20 minutes to perform. Tickets are $5 and available at the door.

“I’ve learned a lot about being a leader ... “ Machiela said. “Mr. Seibe doesn’t do a lot for us. I’ve had to call people and ask for donations, work with people in general.”

 

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