Battle of Bands finalists chosen


NEW PARIS — The finalists for the Village of New Paris’ Battle of the Bands have been chosen.

The first round was held on Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 4, at the American Legion, with 12 different bands performing throughout the evening.

The top five bands were chosen to compete during Apple Fest.

The following bands advanced to the final round of the Battle of the Bands Bicentennial Bash on Friday, Sept. 22, starting at 6 p.m under the main tent: Change of Hearts, Poundsalt, Misunderstood, Higher Ground, and Fire and Ice.

The event was hosted by the American Legion Post 360 and was sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce. The contest was produced by local DJ, Bill Floyd.

“Today, we are hosting the Battle of the Bands, it is a local community event,” Stacie Foust, Volunteer with American Legion Post 360, said. “We’re celebrating our bicentennial. We wanted to try something different to bring out the community to gear up for the Apple Fest. We love music, and live music, and we know our community loves live music, so we decided to put this together.

“We have volunteers here from the New Paris food pantry to collect cash and non-perishable food and hygiene donations and also for the Andrea Coffey Memorial Scholarship.”

Fans of the bands could donate items or cash to get bonus points for their favorite band.

According to Foust, there was a lot of hype for the event on social media. In addition to the music and donation event, there was also food and craft vendors.

The five winning bands will perform in the main tent. At the conclusion of the competition first, second, and third place will be announced. All three will receive prizes.

Foust added, “Thanks to the Chamber we will have prizes of $500, $300, and $200.”

All bands are asked to be on the grounds no later than 5:30 p.m. There will be a representative for each band to draw for set playtime.

“We have some really good people in this town who do help build relationships with each other,” Foust said. “They want to work together to have a better community atmosphere. They want to get out and together with the arts. I think that’s what this was really about. It has been great to take this opportunity to share some of our programs with the community, because they’ve recently expanded their programs.”

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The first round of New Paris’ Battle of the Bands was held on Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 4, at the American Legion. Twelve bands performed throughout the evening. The top five bands were chosen to advance to the final round, to be held Friday, Sept. 22, during Apple Fest.
http://www.registerherald.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/41/2017/09/web1_1Battle2.jpgThe first round of New Paris’ Battle of the Bands was held on Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 4, at the American Legion. Twelve bands performed throughout the evening. The top five bands were chosen to advance to the final round, to be held Friday, Sept. 22, during Apple Fest.

Punk band Misunderstood was one of the five finalists chosen. They will perform during the Apple Fest for the finals.
http://www.registerherald.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/41/2017/09/web1_1Battle3.jpgPunk band Misunderstood was one of the five finalists chosen. They will perform during the Apple Fest for the finals.

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By Kelsey Kimbler

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