Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

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January 30, 2012

Battle of the Bands is Saturday

CROSSVILLE — Ladies and gentlemen, start your decibel meters! Stone Memorial’s 4th annual “Battle of the Bands,” sponsored by The Panther Tales Players theatrical troupe, will be held on Saturday, Feb. 4, in the SMHS auditorium. The first elimination round begins at 6 p.m., followed by the second round of eliminations at 7:30. A $5 ticket at the door gets you into both elimination rounds.

Chris Cannon from 105.7 The Hog, Tim Newberry, local musician and guitar teacher, and Kendal Idema, lead singer for the band “Music of the Son,” will judge this year’s musical extravaganza. Each band will be judged according to appearance, music selection, performance, and stage presence.

Since the last winner, Heather Stover, and the two previous years’ winners, The Brothers Brist, have graduated, the field is wide open for new talent to take the coveted honor of top band.

Four bands and three solos, ranging from traditional rock to heavy metal and acoustic to classical, promise to bring down the house as each vies for the hundred dollar purse and, more importantly, bragging rights.

Starting the contest will be “¾ Short of Stable” with John Teeple, Cole Kemmer and Wil Flynn playing acoustics. “Those Who Win,” a modern rock band with Chris Bacon, Lucas Edmonds, Adam Hedgecoth and Dylan Tucker, will follow close on their heels.

Mixing things up a bit, two solos will hit the boards next. Dylan Gardner will be playing some classical music, and Czarrina Clay will woo the audience with her alternative, soft rock.

However, just when the audience gets settled, “White Fudge” with Adam Hedgecoth, Lucas Edmonds, and the Debruyns, Andrew, Parker, and Quintan, will shake things up with their heavy metal sounds.

Kevin Schieffer, playing some classic rock, will solo us back to earth, but not for long, as “The Ocean In Her Eyes” with Kevin McBride, Terry Snow, Gage Garrett, Matt Graham, Trevor Harp, and Spencer Welch will launch us once again with their ambient post-hardcore rock.

In order for students to qualify for entry into the Battle of the Bands, besides the non-refundable $20 entrance fee, at least one band member needs to be an SMHS student, and no member can be older than 20. The contest is open to all genres of music — pop, country, rock, or what-have-you. Also, lyrics and costume need to be school appropriate and approved by the Panther Tales Players theatre club sponsor, Ned Serleth.

If you like music, and you want to see what some of the youth in this county have to offer, drive, run, fly, hop or do whatever you need to do to get to Stone Memorial’s auditorium Saturday night, Feb. 4, at 6 p.m. for the fourth annual “Battle of the Bands!”


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