A recording session, on-line exposure and bragging rights were awarded to the winning band, “Sound the Surrender” on April 19, 2009 when six rock ‘n’ roll groups clashed in a Battle of the Bands competition at Hatboro-Horsham High School in Horsham.
The event, presented by the Hatboro-Horsham Educational Foundation raised funds for its programs and was held from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the theater at the high school, 899 Horsham Road. The grand prize – time in a recording studio – was donated by Area 602 Studio of Hatboro (www.mm3studios.com).
A panel of judges with professional music experience, including Area 602 owner Brett Kull, evaluated the performances by the student groups, all with ties to Hatboro-Horsham: “Exhibit A,” led by Drew Muller; “Azaril,” led by Julian Petrucci; “Status Cuomo” led by Jacob Manning; “Sound the Surrender” led by Chris Shriver; “Dreaded Scotts” led by John Udinsky, and “Imbedded Within” led by James Clark.
The winner received a full day of free studio recording time. The top three bands are being listed in the featured artist section of www.imradio.com. Formerly known as Radio Free USA, the station, which exposes and promotes the work of independent musicians, is heard worldwide on the internet.
Founded in 1987, HHEF is a nonprofit organization which provides innovative learning grants to district teachers and staff for projects in the schools, and cultural events and enrichment programs for district students and the community.