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Battle of the Bands

The Semifinals will be held 3rd weekend Spring Term: Friday, April 18, 2014 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 10 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 Friday, May 9 at 5:00 p.m.

Battle Line-Up

Battle of the Bands Line-Up (The Grand on Saturday, May 10): TBA

8:30 p.m.: Doors Open
9:00 p.m.:
9:40 p.m.:
10:20 p.m.:
11:00 p.m.:
11: 40 p.m.:
12:20 p.m.:
12:50 p.m.: Winners Announced


Semifinal judges: 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. To apply to judge the Battle of the Bands, apply here by May 2 at noon. If you have questions regarding judging, please contact Caroline Lauth (

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


Student Band Information

Student Bands interested in performing at the Semifinals must fill out the form below by Friday, April 11 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.

The top bands will then be selected to perform at the annual Battle of the Bands held on Saturday, May 10 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.

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