Dublin, Ohio (February 28, 2018) — Over 250 attendees gathered at a sold out King Avenue 5 last Friday to hear Ohio’s top 10 high school bands compete for the 2018 Instaband grand championship. Each year students enrolled at GROOVE U Music Career Program host Instaband, a central Ohio high school battle of the bands which doubles as a hands-on, portfolio-building class project.

Instaband Announces The Top 20!

The  competition among the 2017 Instaband submissions proved tougher than ever! GROOVE U students and staff were thrilled to receive registrations from a diverse group of genres and central Ohio high schools! 

The top 20 semifinalists are:


The Comos - Whetstone High School
Jxhlani  - Columbus Alternative High School
Beverage Bucket - The Arts & College Preparatory Academy (ACPA)
Meredith Eddy - Bexley High School
Cousin Simple - St. Charles High School
Mercy -Summit High School
Lungu Vybz - Westerville South High School
Kenzie Johnston -Northridge High SChool
Meabellum - Delaware Area Career Center
Inner Reflection - Watkins Memorial High School 


W.U.V.A.L. - Upper Arlington High School
NLC - Centennial High School
The Alaskan Bull Worm - Dublin Coffman High School
Kristyn McGuire - Dublin Jerome High School
The Long Acres Band - Central Crossing High School
Cami Raquel - Hilliard Bradley
Maya Mougey - Other
Corey Chapman - Hilliard Davidson
The Cigs - Hilliard Darby
Threat Level Midnight - Hilliard ILC