Naperville Battle of the Bands entries due April 23
Naperville high school student rock bands are invited to apply for a spot in the Naperville Park District Youth Ambassadors' 16th annual Battle of the Bands contest.
The event will take place from 4:30 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 10, at the Community Concert Center in Central Park, 104 E. Benton Ave.
Applications and a demo recording via a YouTube link or on a CD or flash drive must be received by 9 p.m. Tuesday, April 23, to be considered.
The application form can be accessed online at www.napervilleparks.org/battleofthebands. Bands can email their entries to Fred Gusel at firstname.lastname@example.org or mail them or drop them off to Fred Gusel at Fort Hill Activity Center, 20 Fort Hill Drive.
The mailing address is: Fred Gusel, Naperville Park District, 20 Fort Hill Drive, Naperville, IL 60540.
Applicants will be notified on or before April 26 about whether their band has been selected as a finalist for the 2019 Battle of the Bands.
The first-place winner will perform at Ribfest at a time to be determined 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 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.