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2016 Instaband Registration Now Open!

Calling all central Ohio high school bands, trios, duos and solo acts of all genres. Do you have what it takes to be the 2016 Instaband champion? Click the “Register” tab and enter today! Submissions due by Monday December 7th at 11:59 pm. 

Congratulations to our 3rd Annual Instaband Winners!

Congratulations to each of the 10 bands that performed at GROOVE U’s creative campus last Friday, February 20th. We were blown away by the level of talent and diversity of genres this year. The results of the competition are:

• 1st place – Plus 
Evan Kovach, New Albany High School
Lemuel Worrell, Metro Early College High School

• 2nd place – With All Fears Aside
Philo High School

• 3rd place – Time Out
Hilliard Darby High School

Thank you again to all the parents, fans, teachers and administrators who came out to support these talented students! Thanks to you, Instaband raised over $1600 for Music Loves Ohio and GROOVE U scholarships. We hope to see you again next year!


That’s right, we fully expect that Instaband will SELL OUT again this year. Don’t be stuck out in the cold and miss the show. Purchase your tickets in advance through:

10 bands/artists for 10 bucks! Plus, proceeds benefit Music Loves Ohio and GROOVE U scholarships.


GROOVE U is excited to announce the line-up of music industry judges for Instaband 2015!

• Maggie Brennen, Music Director and Host at WCBE 90.5 FM
• Jeffro Jam, Jam Cave Productions, Musician, Keytar Phenom
• Mike Landolt, President/Producer at Curry House Records
Jared Mahone Singer/Songwriter and 2013 Verizon Indie Icon

It has always been an essential part of Instaband to provide bands and artists with feedback to support them, and help them to grow in their artistry.

Can’t wait to hear what this awesome panel of judges will say on Friday, February 20th at the Instaband Final!

GROOVE U Announces Instaband Top 10

The results are in, and the top 10 bands advancing to the 2015 Instaband Finals are (in alphabetical order):

  • 5 Star
  • Dysphoric Daughter
  • Ecolocation
  • Eric Allen
  • Hunter Rich
  • Plus
  • Rudill
  • Taylor & The Whittakers
  • Time Out
  • With All Fears Aside

GROOVE U would like to congratulate these bands and artists for making it this far! How can you, the fans, support them? Come to the Instaband finals:

Friday, February 20th @GROOVE U’s Creative Campus
Doors open at 5:30 pm for the Instafan Expo • Performance starts at 7:00 pm 

We expect this event to SELL OUT! So purchase your tickets in advance:

A minimum donation of $10 is required. Proceeds benefit Music Loves Ohio and GROOVE U scholarships.

Here’s An Early Present From Instaband: Registration Deadline Extended!

GROOVE U has received a number of requests to extend the registration deadline for Instaband. The new deadline, and the absolute last day to enter your submissions is now January 7, 2015 (11:59 pm). Click on the “Register” tab at the top of this page to begin the process. See you in February!

Registration NOW Open for Instaband 2015

Calling all Central Ohio High School bands, trios, duos and solo acts of all genres. Do you have what it takes to be the 2015 Instaband champion? Click the “Register” tab and enter today! Submissions due December 7th. Check out the cool promo video GROOVE U students produced for your viewing pleasure.





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