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Congratulations to the Winners of GROOVE U’s 4th Annual Instaband Competition!

Congratulations to each of the 10 bands that performed at GROOVE U’s 4th Annual Instaband Finals at Skully’s Music Diner last Friday!  We were blown away by the level of talent and diversity of genres this year. Here are the results:

• 1st place – Time Out
Hilliard Darby High School
               Ryan Gunter
Bryan Biros
Connor Stewart

• 2nd place – Wrath of Wednesday
Bexley High School & Columbus Academy
Ben Ross
Isaac Roe

• 3rd place – Inner Reflection
Watkins Memorial High School
Katie Kirk
Isabella Sloat
Travis Maynard
Daniel Welsh
Daniel White

Thank you again to all the parents, fans, teachers and administrators who came out to support these talented students! We couldn’t have done it without you! Thanks to you, Instaband raised over $5000 for Music Loves Ohio and GROOVE U scholarships. We hope to see you again next year!

Wild Card Videos Are Up!

Wildcard videos from the West Semifinal are posted and voting is now open! Bands have 24 hours beginning now until Wednesday February 24th, 2016 at 3:00 PM to get as many youtube video likes as possible. The  band with the most video likes will advance to the finals at Skully’s Music Diner this Friday February 26, 2016. Dislikes do not count against a band.

Here are the west wildcard bands:

And More!
Heather Newman
KingStreet
Sideways 

West Semifinals End in Battle for 4th Place!

Friday night’s West Insaband semifinal was a whirlwind of excitement! Eight extraordinarily talented bands competed for the top four spots moving on to the finals at Skully’s Music Diner on Friday February 26, 2016. When the results were tallied, there was a tie for 4th & 5th place! The winner could only be decided by a fan-voted encore. Here were the results:

1st place – Time Out – Hilliard Darby High School

2nd place – Wrath of Wednesday – Columbus Academy & Bexley High School

3rd place – North of Lane – Upper Arlington & Grandview Heights High School

4th place – Lauren Lash – Grove City High School

           *5th place – And More! – Olentangy Orange High School 

Don’t see your favorite band in this list? There’s still a chance to vote your favorite band in to the finals! Wild card videos will be up mid-week and voting will be open for 24 hours. Stay tuned.

Advance ticket sales for the final are available online at:

www.instabandfinals@brownpaperticket.com

Tickets are $20 and include parking at 1300 Forsythe Avenue and complimentary shuttle service to and from Skully’s Music Diner. All ages show.

Wild card votes are in!

It was a mad dash to the finish line, but at 5:00 pm yesterday there was a clear winner of our wildcard fan votes. The Daves, representing the Arts & College Preparatory Academy will advance to the finals on Friday February 26th at Skully’s Music Diner.

Advance ticket sales for the finals are available at:

http://www.instabandfinals.brownpaperticket.com

The following West bands will take the stage next Friday night 2/19 at 7:00 pm at GROOVE U’s creative campus. Doors open at 5:30 pm and admission is $5.
$5 parking is available on GROOVE U’s campus.

KingStreet – Dublin Jerome High School
Lauren Lash – Grove City High School
Andmore! – Olentangy Orange High School
Wrath of Wednesday – Bexley High School
Time Out – Hilliard Darby High School
North of Lane – Upper Arlington High School
Heather Newman – Westfall High School
Sideways – Hilliard Bradley High School

 

East Semifinal Results

Nine bands took the stage last Friday night and battled for the top four spots moving on to the Instaband finals. Everyone was blown away by the level of talent and diversity of genres represented from the East. The top four bands moving on to the finals are:

1st place: Five3 – Arts & College Preparatory High School

2nd place: Inner Reflection – Watkins Memorial High School

3rd place: Lauren Tucker – Westerville Central High School

4th place: Cromz feat. Kevin – Fort Hayes Arts & Academic High School

Tickets for the finals are now available online!  Finals will be held at Skully’s Music Diner on Friday, February 26th, 2016. Ticket price includes complimentary parking at GROOVE U’s creative campus and a shuttle service to and from Skully’s.

Don’t see your favorite band listed? That’s okay! There’s still a chance for a fan-voted wild card to move on to the finals. The following bands will have 24 hours to get as many youtube likes on their Instaband video. Voting ends on Thursday, February 11th at 5:00 PM.

5 Star Groove
The Daves
EJ Auls Band
Us, Too

 

 

 

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. 

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