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East Semifinal Kicks Off This Friday!

Nine (9) bands from the east side of Columbus will compete this Friday at GROOVE U’s 4th annual Instaband competition. Winners are tabulated by the combination of 60% expert panel of judges and 40% audience vote, so don’t forget to come out and support your favorite band!

East Semifinal – Friday, February 5, 2016
5:30 PM doors open for the Instafan Expo
7:00 PM competition begins
GROOVE U Creative Campus
1300 Forsythe Avenue, Columbus, OH 43201
Tickets $5 at door.
$5 parking available on campus.
*Street parking is available in the neighborhood, but many streets are permit-parking only. Please be aware as you will get ticketed if parked in a permit-only area. 

East Bands (in alphabetical order)

  • 5 Star Groove – Fort Hayes High School
  • Cromzz – Fort Hayes High School
  • The Daves – The Arts & College Preparatory Academy
  • EJ Auls Band – Fort Hayes High School/Upper Arlington High School
  • Five 3 – The Arts & College Preparatory Academy
  • Inner Reflection – Watkins Memorial High School
  • Lauren Tucker – Westerville Central High School
  • Us, Too – Dublin Scioto High School
  • Wrath of Wednesday – Bexley High School

West Semifinal Line-Up Announced

The results are in, and the top bands advancing to the 2016 West Instaband Semifinal are (in alphabetical order):

Andmore!
KingStreet
Heather Newman
Lauren Lash
North of Lane
Sideways
Time Out
Ultimatum

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 West Semifinal:

Friday, February 19th @GROOVE U’s Creative Campus
1300 Forsythe Avenue • Columbus, OH 43201 • 614-291-6122

Doors open at 5:30 pm for the Instafan Expo • Performance starts at 7:00 pm
$5 minimum donation required at door per person.  Credit cards accepted. 

East Semifinal line-up announced!

The results are in, and the 10 bands advancing to the 2016 East Instaband Semifinal are (in alphabetical order):

  • 5 Star Groove
  • Cromzz
  • The Daves
  • Gabbie Moss
  • EJ Auls Band
  • Five 3
  • Inner Reflection
  • Lauren Tucker
  • Us, Too
  • Wrath of Wednesday

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 East Semifinal:

Friday, February 5th @GROOVE U’s Creative Campus
1300 Forsythe Avenue • Columbus, OH 43201 • 614-291-6122

Doors open at 5:30 pm for the Instafan Expo • Performance starts at 7:00 pm
$5 minimum donation required at door per person.  Credit cards accepted. 

 

2016 Registration Now Closed

WOW! We were blown away by the level of talent among our 2016 submissions. Thank you so much to all the bands who applied. Also, thank you to the fans, parents, educators and administrators who support these emerging young artists.

We will notify everyone of the Top 20 bands moving on to the finals very soon!

Happy holidays and see you in 2016!

Registration for Instaband 2017 will open in October 2016.

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!

GET YOUR INSTABAND TICKETS BEFORE THEY’RE GONE!

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:

Instaband.brownpaperticket.com

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

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