Instaband 2.0@GROOVE U
Becoming an instant band is the grand prize in this amazing contest — Instaband!
The best high school bands in central Ohio will compete to win a recording contract complete with a studio EP, music video, and concert booking support.
Students enrolled in the revolutionary music career program at GROOVE U are producing this one-of-a-kind contest through two rounds. From the pool of submissions, judges will select 20 of Ohio's top bands to advance to the Semifinals at GROOVE U. Semifinalists will record two original songs in a live studio environment. Audio and video of the semifinal performances will be recorded and uploaded to YouTube for industry judge and fan voting. Semifinal and final winners are determined by a combination of 60% experienced music industry judges and 40% audience voting. During the semifinals, fan-vote will be determined by the amount of YouTube video likes received in a 48-hour period.
The top 10 bands from the semifinal rounds will advance to the Finals and perform in front of a live audience at King Avenue 5 on Friday February 23, 2018. During the finals round, fan-vote will be determined by an in-person fan-vote.
Proceeds from the ticket sales will be divided equally among our beneficiaries who instill an appreciation of music in youth and young adults every day.
February 2-3 & 9-10, 2018
@ GROOVE U Creative Campus
5030 Bradenton Avenue, Dublin OH 43017
Friday February 23, 2018
Time: 7:00 PM
@King Avenue 5
945 King Avenue Columbus, OH 43201
Tickets & Pre-sale info TBA.
Thanks to the generous support of music fans here in central Ohio, GROOVE U, through the Instaband high school battle of the bands competitions, has donated more than $10,000 to nonprofits that offer music-related youth programs.
The 2018 Instaband Beneficiary will be announced soon!
About our 2017 Beneficiaries:
WCBE 90.5 FM is a catalyst for community -- enriching lives by providing the best original, independent, & network programming, and by partnering with listeners and local organizations to grow and sustain our cultural and educational landscape.
WCBE has provided superior public radio programming for residents of Columbus and adjacent areas since 1956. WCBE estimates roughly 120,000 listeners tune weekly to our signal.
A portion of the proceeds also benefit the GROOVE U Scholarship Fund.
GROOVE U music career program awards scholarships to current students for academic excellence and entrepreneurial accomplishments. Students starting their own business can apply for a scholarship to file their business with the Ohio Secretary of State.