BETHESDA, Md. - Dec. 5, 2013 // PRNewswire // - Bach to Rock (B2R), America's music school for students of all ages, announced today that B2R Battle of the Bands XIII will rock out at the Fillmore Silver Spring on Jan. 5, 11 and 12, 2014, 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.
"Our students have been practicing for months leading up to Battle of the Bands, Bach to Rock's biggest competition of the year," said Brian Gross, president of Bach to Rock. "Students will showcase what they've learned during the group and individual lessons offered at our six schools across Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia. We hope to see all of students' families and friends, as well as community members, at Battle of the Bands this year to cheer on these local rockstars."
A semi-annual tradition for the students enrolled in B2R's Jam Band program, the 2014 Battle of the Bands will take place over three days at the Fillmore Silver Spring, located at 8656 Colesville Road in Silver Spring, Md.
Jan. 5, 1 – 7 p.m. – Elementary students perform
Jan. 11, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. –High school students perform
Jan. 12, 1 – 7 p.m. –Middle school students perform
A panel of seven local musicians will judge the more than 80 bands competing based on musicianship, ensemble precision and stage presence. Winners will receive the opportunity to work with a professional audio engineer to record original material in B2Rs 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 2013, Inc. magazine named Bach to Rock one of the fastest-growing private companies in America for the third consecutive year and Franchise Times ranked the company on its Next 300 Franchise Systems list. Last year, the Washington Business Journal named Bach to Rock the number one company to watch and Washington Family Magazine readers also voted it Best Music Instruction winner.
Bach to Rock (B2R) is a music education school for students of all ages from early childhood through high school and beyond. B2R knows 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 performances. Bach to Rock opened its first corporate-owned location in 2007 in Bethesda, Md., and has since grown to six corporate schools — two in Maryland and four in Virginia. There are two franchise-owned schools in Port Washington, N.Y., and Wayne, Pa. Additional franchised schools are slated to open in Sacramento, Calif., Long Island, N.Y., Bristow, Va., and Fredericksburg, Va., in 2014. Follow B2R on Facebook at www.facebook.com/BachtoRock and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/B2RMusic. For more information, visit www.b2rmusic.com or call 1-877-B2R-8558.
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