Battle of the Bands
The Semifinals will be held 4th weekend Spring Term: Saturday, April 26, 2014 at 8:00 pm. - 1:00 a.m. at The Cave with all student bands wishing to perform.
The annual "Battle of the Bands" will be held 6th weekend Spring Term: Saturday, May 11 at 8:30 p.m. - 1:00 a.m. at The Grand with the top 5-6 bands performing that won the semifinals.
This annual event is coordinated for Carleton students by Carleton students. A student ID (OneCard) is required at the entrance of The Grand for everyone. For students that are 21+, choosing to purchase alcohol, a government issued ID is required at the entrance. If you plan to bring a guest, they must be registered here by Saturday, May 10 at 5:00 p.m.
Battle of the Bands Line-Up (The Grand on Saturday, May 10): TBA
8:30 p.m.: Doors Open
11: 40 p.m.:
12:50 p.m.: Winners Announced
How will the Semifinals will be Judged?
There will be a panel of 7 student judges selected based on their musical interest and not associated with any of the bands performing. To apply to judge the Semifinals and/or the Battle of the Bands, apply here by May 6 at noon. If you have questions regarding judging, please contact Joe Soonthornsawad (email@example.com).
Semifinal judges included: TBA
How will the Battle of the Bands be Judged?
There will be 4 student judges and 1-3 faculty/staff judges. Each judge is selected based on their musical interest and are not associated with any of the bands performing. At least 2 of the student judges will have also judged the Semifinals in order to see the band perform in two different venues with varied audiences.
Judges determine the top 2 bands that will have the opportunity to perform at Carleton's annual Spring Concert. The second place band will open for Spring Concert and the first place band will follow.
Battle of the Bands judges included: TBA
Battle of the Bands EmCee - TBA
There will be one or two student EmCee's hosting the event. The responsibilities of the EmCee(s) are to keep the event on schedule, introduce each band, and keep the crowd energized. Applications are now closed.
Student Band Information
Student Bands interested in performing at the Semifinals held on Saturday, April 26, 2014 at The Cave should email Mary Begley no later than Friday, April 19 to be guaranteed a performance time. Set length will be determined after the deadline based on the number of bands wishing to perform. We anticipate each band having 10-15 minutes to perform with 5 minute changeovers.
Six bands will then be selected to perform at the annual Battle of the Bands held on Saturday, May 11 at The Grand. The top two bands selected at the Battle will perform at Spring Concert on Saturday, May 24, 2014.
Student bands are required to bring all of their own backline for the Semifinals held at The Cave and if you move forward and perform at the Battle of the Bands at The Grand.
An all band meeting held on TBA, at which time the band line-up will be determined for both events and any final equipment details discussed. At least 2 members of each band MUST attend.