Sunday: School-Age Rockers in Battle of the Bands

BATTLE1Eight rock bands featuring Reston-area elementary, middle and high schoolers will compete for cash prizes — and bragging rights — Sunday at Ned Devine’s in Herndon.

The 2016 Battle of the Bands is a fundraiser for the South Lakes High School Band Boosters. Proceeds will help pay for scholarships, instrument purchase and repair and uniforms.

Competing are Catchin’ Toads; Citizen’s Arrest; Cymbalize; Insolence; Fourth Electric; The Generics; The Runner’s Up; The Unexpected.

The bands will be judged on sound, musicianship, stage presence and originality as they play sets of 15 minutes.

The panel of judges includes Karen Goff (Reston Now Editor); Ryan McIlveen (FCPS School Board Member); Bruce Butler (Former SLHS Principal); Michael Pereira (Drummer from Sub-Radio Standard); David Lang (Artistic Director of Reston Chorale); and Vinny Roth (Songwriter and Guitar Play, The Vinny Roth Band).

Tickets are $10 in advance online or $12 at the door.

Ned Devine’s is located at 2465 Centreville Rd, Herndon (Clocktower Shopping Center). Doors open at 4 p.m.

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