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Three Local Bands Will Play in Battle of the Bands Saturday

Two bands from Southern and one from South River will perform in Battle of the Bands Saturday night.

The 15th annual Anne Arundel County Battle of the Bands competition is set to kick off Saturday night at Maryland Hall. 

The Capital Gazette recently provided profiles on each of the 12 bands performing, of which 11 will be in competition for the best of show. The winner of the competition will get studio time to record one of their songs professionally in Studio A of Wright Way Studios.

August in One features four members from South River High including Nick DePietro, Dave Kirchner, Paul Packett, and Johnny Pineau.

Two Southern High Bands, Venus Corps and Crash 57, also will perform Saturday. Members of Crash 57 include, Josh Fratta, Nathan Leek,
Bela Peresta and Tommy Summerville, according to The Captial. Members of Venus Corps include Hunter Broaddus, Adam McPherson, Bela Peresta and John Stricker.

The following bands are set to perform Saturday:

  • Keyboard Comrade, of Broadneck High School (exhibition only)
  • N/A, of Annapolis High School
  • Laughter, of Arundel High
  • Epic 4 Nothing, of Broadneck High School
  • Bleu, of Meade High School
  • Davey Jones and the Sailors of Funk, of Severn School
  • Floozie, of Severna Park High School
  • August in One, of South River High School
  • Venus Corps, of Southern High School
  • Crash 57, of Southern High School
  • Five Seconds to Freedom, of Archbishop Spalding High School
  • Medora, of Archbishop Spalding High School

Video performances of several of these local bands can be found on YouTube, including Keyboard ComradeFloozie, and August in One.

Check out Patch's coverage from last year's Battle of the Bands competition:

  • VIDEO: Battle of the Bands Rocks the House
  • PHOTOS: Battle of the Bands at Maryland Hall

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