2020 has brought with it some challenges with COVID-19, but despite this, we wanted to create a space for our high-schoolers to rock out some tunes together.
We had nine bands from Beerwah State High School, Glasshouse Christian College and Maleny State High School participating in the Battle this year. Click here to check out what the youth of our region are coming up with musically.
Big thanks to the music teachers Mrs Druitt (Maleny SHS), Miss Hilton (Glasshouse Christian College) & Mr Audley (Beerwah SHS) for mentoring these bands and also to the IT guys in the three schools for setting up these websites.
We also want to thank our awesome judges Sonia Clark – Glasshouse Country News, Journalist, Sam Coward – HOT91 Breakfast Radio Announcer, Ian “Dicko” Dickson – TV Presenter and John Hudson – Sound Engineer at Mayfair Studios UK for supporting our event and giving the bands great feedback.
‘Mooloolaba Music Centre’ presented $500 worth of gift vouchers to the winning band and ‘Samba World Percussion’ presented the runner up band a beautiful djembe.
On Monday night the judges, Principals, music teachers, sponsors and other guests came to the Beerwah High Performing Arts block. The judges watched all the videos and provided some amazing feedback for every band. The judges were very impressed with all nine bands, but they had to narrow it down to two…
The winning band was: Denim (Maleny SHS)
Runner Up: Criminal Mint (Maleny SHS)
We will leave these videos up for a while for you all to enjoy.
Ebony Hilton, Secondary Teacher Music + Coordinator – Instrumental Program