Twelve bands representing eight Gold Coast and Brisbane high schools will showcase their musical talents in genres including rock, pop, grunge, funk, acoustic guitar and reggae at the event hosted by the college in partnership with TAFE Queensland Gold Coast.
All bands must have a minimum of three and maximum 10 band members perform two songs - either covers or originals. Coomera Anglican College Battle of the Bands event coordinator Lynne Tarlinton said the June 15 show offered an exciting live performance opportunity for talented young musicians to shine.
"Battle of the Bands has been designed to provide aspiring young musicians with an opportunity to gain confidence and exposure though live performance, as well as valuable insights and career pathways into the music industry," Ms Tarlinton said.
"Participants are given a fabulous and unique experience to perform in TAFE's $26m state-of-the-art professional facilities, while also participating in 'performance ready' workshops leading up to the battle and then receiving feedback on their performance from professional musicians and music industry representatives on our judging panel.
"With each year, we are seeing more and more bands performing an original piece which is an excellent opportunity to showcase young songwriters. "It's great to see all the students from both Gold Coast and Brisbane schools unite to celebrate their musical talents and express themselves creatively in a safe and encouraging place."
Battle of the Bands, June 15, starts 6pm, TAFE Queensland Gold Coast Coomera Campus.