BETHESDA, Md., May 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Bach to Rock (B2R), America's music school for students of all ages, announced today that the B2R Battle of the Bands XII will launch at the Fillmore Silver Spring June 8 – 9, 2013, before closing out at the 9:30 Club on June 15, 2013, for a jam band showdown. Hundreds of local area students will showcase their incredible talent, performing a mix of original music and popular hits, for a chance to win professional studio recording time.
"We can't wait to debut the latest talent that has been cultivated at our schools during this month's Battle of the Bands competition," said Brian Gross, president of Bach to Rock. "Each of the groups competing have been rehearsing for weeks and are ready to rock out on the main stage. We hope that the local community will come out to support the event to cheer on these inspirational music makers."
A semi-annual tradition for the students enrolled in B2R's Jam Band program, the 2013 Battle of the Bands will take place over three days:
June 8, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Elementary students perform at the Fillmore Silver Spring
June 9, 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. – Middle school students perform at the Fillmore Silver Spring
June 15, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. – High school students perform at the 9:30 Club in D.C.
In total, there will be more than 90 bands competing, and thousands of friends, family members and excited fans in the audience cheering them on. Battling bands will be evaluated based on musicianship, ensemble precision and stage presence. Judges at this event include musicians and educators from the local community. Winners will receive the opportunity to work with a professional audio engineer to record original material in B2R's state-of-the-art recording studios. Their performances will also be posted on B2Rmusic.com, as well as B2R's Facebook, Twitter and YouTube pages.
In 2012, Inc. magazine named Bach to Rock as one of the fastest-growing private companies in America for the second consecutive year and the Washington Business Journal named it the number one company to watch in 2012. Washington Family Magazine readers also voted it Best Music Instruction winner for 2012.
B2R transforms music instruction into a team sport by coupling rigorous individual instruction with band formations that keep students motivated by playing in a group. To date, there are six corporate-owned schools located in Maryland and Virginia, as well as one franchise-owned school in Port Washington, New York. The second franchise-owned school is slated to open in Wayne, PA in July 2013. The brand recently announced a new franchise agreement to expand its footprint in California. Expected to open in Winter 2013, the new school will be located in Sacramento and will be the first Bach to Rock on the West Coast. To learn more, visit B2Rmusic.com.
About Bach to Rock
Bach to Rock (B2R) is a music education school for students of all ages from early childhood through high school and beyond. Learning music should be fun and students learn best when they play music they enjoy. Weekly ensemble instruction and band formations lead to public concerts, Battle of the Bands and recording sessions in B2R's professional recording studios. B2R builds technique, fosters teamwork and enhances self-esteem through private lessons, band instruction, and public performance. To date, there are seven B2R schools currently located in Maryland in Bethesda and Gaithersburg, Virginia in McLean, Herndon, South Riding and Lansdowne, and in New York in Port Washington. A second franchised-owned school is slated to open in Wayne, PA in July 2013. For more information, visit www.b2rmusic.com.
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