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2013 // Manifest Music Co.
2014 // The Tower
2015 // Honest Men
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Be sure to also mark your calendars for Battle of the Bands 2017 which will take place March 30 @ 6pm in the SUB Bowl.

[BATTLE OF THE BANDS 2017]

PERFORMANCE INFORMATION

Thank you for your interest in Battle of the Bands 2017! Below is information regarding eligibility, demo submissions and general event details. If you should have any further questions regarding the show, please reach out to the Union Board Recruitment Chairs highlighted below.

ELIGIBILITY

Solo Artist

• All genres are accepted and highly encouraged.

• Solo Artist must be a current Baylor student.

• Solo Artist must be available to perform March 30, 2017 between 6pm-10pm.

• Only one entry per Solo Artist.

• Solo Artist will perform 2 original pieces and 1 cover piece.

• Sound will be provided for show. Solo Artist is responsible for backline.

• This is a real battle. All music is performed live in front of a large audience. Backing tracks will only be accommodated if part of the original piece and must be pre-recorded. No MP3 or phones.

Bands

• All genres are accepted and highly encouraged.

• Band must be comprised of more than 50% of current Baylor students.

• Band must be available to perform March 30, 2017 between 6pm-10pm.

• Only one entry per Band.

• Band will perform 2 original pieces and 1 cover piece

• Sound will be provided for show. Band is responsible for backline.

• This is a real battle. All music is performed live in front of a large audience. Backing tracks will only be accommodated if part of the original piece and must be pre-recorded. No MP3 or phones.

DEMO SUBMISSION

Solo Artists/Bands will submit a short video no later than Friday, March 17 @ 5pm. Video will be comprised of:

• Bio introduction

• Why you want to complete in Battle of the Bands 2017

• Preview of music ability through performance of original piece

Video does not have to be professionally produced. Please feel free to film video on a laptop if you are unable to have someone film on your behalf. Videos can dropped off on a flash drive, in an envelope with corresponding Solo Artist/Band information, to the Department of Student Activities or emailed to our Union Board Recruitment Chairs:

Bevin Mairura, bevin_mairura@baylor.edu & Rachel Barto, rachel_barto@baylor.edu

SELECTION

Review of demo submissions will take place on Tuesday, March 21 @ 8pm by a panel of Union Board Representatives. All Solo Artists and Bands will be contacted the following morning regarding their selection status for the show. Submitted flash drives will also be available for pick-up the following morning in the Department of Student Activities.

GENERAL INFORMATION

Event Details & Check-In

Battle of the Bands takes place on Thursday, March 30 at 6pm. Selected Solo Artists and Bands will be completing musically to be crowned champion and win a performance slot at Dia 2017. Selected Solo Artists and Bands will be contacted a week prior to the event to confirm a sound check time that will also take place on Thursday, March 30.

Song Selection

This is a time for Solo Artists and Bands to showcase their talent and creativity! In order to allow enough time for performances and change over, we ask that Solo Artists and Bands showcase only 2 original songs and 1 cover song. Song selection is to be of appropriate content that adheres to Baylor University’s mission and standards of conduct.

Judging Criteria

Solo Artists and Bands will be judged by a panel comprised of professionals and students who will be scoring in the following categories:

• Stage Presence

• Crowd Response

• General Ability - Musically

• General Ability - Vocally

• Material

Each category is comprised of 10 points for a total of 50. Copies of judging sheets will be available to Solo Artists and Bands the following day of the show.

Awards

We will be awarding a Champion trophy, 2nd Place trophy, 3rd Place trophy and a People’s Choice Winner trophy [which is decided by the audience via text voting] at the end of the show. Solo Artists and Bands are encouraged to stick around for the awards presentation.

Merchandise

Solo Artists and Bands will be provided a table at the event to showcase/sell their merchandise. All revenue is Solo Artists and Bands to keep. We will also be selling official Battle of the Bands t-shirts.

Social Media

Solo Artists and Bands are highly encouraged to promote the show! The Department of Student Activities and Baylor Union Board will be promoting through the following channels:

• Facebook

• Twitter

• Instagram

• Baylor Connect

• Baylor Website

Please feel free to repost or retweet as well as make use of your social media channels. For consistency in marketing, the Department of Student Activities and Baylor Union Board will be using #BOTB17.

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