Basalt Battle of the Bands winners
On Saturday, May 21, the seventh annual Basalt Battle of the Bands hosted 29 bands under sunny skies as a fund-raiser for school music departments.About 100 young musicians played in the competition, which named winners in three main divisions: garage band, school-sanctioned band (during school hours for study and credit) and Judge’s Choice.Every band in the competition represented a school, and winning schools will receive cash grants from the National Jam Foundation Inc. for use by their music departments.More information is available at http://www.nationaljamfoundation.org.High school awards• School band, first place: Glenwood Springs High School Jazz Combo, Tim Watt, director; prize – trophy• School band, second place: Colorado Rocky Mountain School advanced jazz band, George Webber, director; prize – trophy• Garage band, first place: Stealth, Yampah Mountain High School; prize – trophy• Garage band, second place: the Jim Gaa Experiment, CRMS; prize – trophyMiddle school awards• School band, first place: the Jammin’ Wolverines, Carbondale Middle School; prize – trophy• Garage band, first place: Prodigy, Aspen Community School; prize – trophy• Garage band, second place: Slightly White, Aspen Community School; prize – trophyJudge’s Choice awards• High school band: CRMS Bluegrass Band; prize – trophy• Elementary school band: Double Baked; prize – trophy• Vocal performance: Annie Schwener; prize – four vocal lessons with AMF&S instructor• Drummer: Jeff Price, the Jim Gaa Experiment, CRMS; prize – Zildjian Platinum cymbal set• Bassist: Joe Piker, Doomed Youth, Glenwood Springs; prize – Fender American Precision Bass• Guitarist: Trevor Paine, Stealth, Yampah Mountain High School; prize – Fender Standard Stratocaster
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