BATTLE OF THE HIGH SCHOOL BANDS

Battle of The High School Bands June 24, 2022 at London Music Hall

The Forest City London Music Awards is proud to support and encourage young London musicians through the Battle of the High School Bands. The Youth Award is determined through our 2022 Battle of the High School Bands competition annually at the London Music Hall. FCLMA encourages high school bands to practice, register and  bring and compete to win the annual competition.

Winner(s) will receive:

  • First Prize winner – One song professionally produced, engineered from at London’s Sugar Shack. Song is mastered for release on all digital outlets  (iTunes and Spotify) by one of Canada’s top record mastering engineers Robert Nation at the famed EMAC Studios. EMAC, recording hit records for over 40 years.
  • First place winner is invited to perform & attend the Forest City London Music Awards Gala, June 26, 2022 at London Music Hall.
  • First Prize winner gets their song played on a Corus Radio station in London- FM96 or Country 104.
  • Second Prize Winner – one song professionally produced, engineered, mixed and mastered for release on all digital outlets  (iTunes and Spotify) at the Digital Creative Arts Centre – VALUE approximately $800.00

1st place songs mastered by one of Canada’s top record mastering engineers Robert Nation at the famed EMAC Studios. EMAC, recording hit records for over 40 years.

NB: Prizes are subject to change based on availability. Changes will be of equal or higher value.

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Block 1

2019 – Stockholm Syndrome

Block 2

2018 – MAD

Block 3

2017 – Legal Kill

Block 4

2016 – Ben Hefferman

2020 - Youth Award, Battle of The High School Bands not awarded due to the Covid Pandemic

Block 1

2021 – Custie

Rules & Regulations

One member of the band/artists must be registered full time student from the secondary school they are representing.

Band members can only play in one act. FCLMA Battle of the High School band winners from previous years are no longer eligible. 

All members’ names, school and band name must be registered through the registration form. Each band/artist must also email their band name with logo or band photo and a short bio (25 words) that describes the musical history of the band/artist, no later than May 27, 2022 at 4pm to bandbattle@fclma.ca

Each act is required to play a minimum of eight minutes of material, up to a maximum of twelve (12) minutes. Original material is one of the criteria and will increase a bands score. The time allocation will be strictly enforced. Any band exceeding the twelve (12) minute maximum time will have points deducted from their final score.

Your back line for the show will be supplied, and will consist of: a drum kit, bass and guitar amp, and all of the microphones needed for the performance. Drummers must bring their own snare drum, seat and sticks; they may add one extra cymbal and/or percussion piece that is not a drum.

FCLMA’s Battle of The High School Bands/Youth Award Committee lead is Scott Bollert. For production related questions contact Scott at: bandbattle@fclma.ca

Judging Elements:

The FCLMA will assemble a panel of London media and music industry individuals who will determine the winner and their decision is final. Four specific areas of judging:

  1. Music ability
  2. Originality
  3. Stage presence
  4. Overall impression.

* Self promotion is an integral part of being in independent bands of today, so 5% of a band’s score will be calculated based on their ability to promote this event on Social Media.  Each band will receive a link to a Facebook event which is to be posted to the band’s Facebook Band Page (please create one if one doesn’t exist).  The night of the event, the total number of Facebook Shares that the original Band Page post has will be used in the scoring.

** Drawing a fan-base to your show is an important part of being in a band. Every audience member that pays to enter the show will be given the chance to register as a fan for the one band they came to support. 5% of the bands total score will be calculated based the number of their fans that are in attendance.

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The Forest City London Music Awards greatly appreciates the support of  
Libro Credit Union & all
FCLMA Battle of the High School Bands sponsors.

 

Bands from high schools throughout the FCLMA catchment area are welcome to register!

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