High school students who are in garage bands, of any style or musical genre, outside of school are invited to submit an application plus an audition recording with two songs (originals or covers) by May 10, 2013.
All members must be currently enrolled in a CAS member high school, (check with a teacher or principal) however, band members do not all need to be enrolled in the same high school. In addition, one member from each band must identify a music teacher (in school or privately) who has made a positive difference in their music education.
Audition recordings, which don't need to be professional, are reviewed by a committee and narrowed down to a maximum of 12 bands per site. The selected bands must be able to perform at Griswold High School on Friday, May 17, 2013 from 6-9 p.m.
The bands at each site will compete to receive a grand prize that includes:
An appearance at the International Festival of Arts and Ideas on the New Haven Green Elm Street Stage
Gift Cards from Sam Ash Music Stores
Judges will be made up of professional musicians and experienced talent managers.