Each year, three High School Bands compete for the ultimate title of Wildflower! Arts & Music Festival Battle of the Bands Winner, taking home a generous prize package including cash and much more! Prior to the festival seven bands competed in a qualifier round on Saturday, April 14 at The Prophet Bar. Two bands were selected by our judges to move on to the finals and two additional bands were selected to compete in an online vote. All three finalist performed on Saturday, May 19 at Wildflower! on the Plaza Stage in front of a panel of industry professional judges.
2018 Battle of the Bands Winner – The Fifth Flight
Thank you to all the other bands that participated in the 2018 Battle of the Bands Qualifier.
Battle of the Bands Contest Requirements
- All band members must be between the ages of 14 and 19.
- Minimum of 3 members in each band.
- At least half of the members must be current students in grades 6-12 (3 member band = 2 current students, 4 member band = 2 current students, 5 member band = 3 current students).
- Bands are judged on Musical Talent, Crowd Noise, Showmanship, Originality and Follow Contest Rules.
- Bands who register for the qualifier round receive additional contest guidelines regarding their set.
The winner of the 2018 Battle of the Bands will take home the following:
- $500 Cash
- One song in recording studio compliments of MediaTech Institute
- Consultation and coaching compliments of Brianna Ruelas, author of Performing Artist Pathway: Navigate the Highs and Lows On Your Music Journey
- Featured in Music Insider Magazine
- Individual performers at the finals will be awarded for best guitarists, bassist, drummer and vocalist, compliments of Williams Music 1ST.