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Basalt Battle of the Bands winners

Special to the Post IndependentThe Kinky Slinkies joined nearly 100 other young musicians on Saturday, May 21, for the seventh annual Battle of the Bands in Basalt.
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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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