GBCS Battle of The Bands Becomes Music Madness

by Bill Monahan

The bi-annual showcase of musical talent from Georgian Bay Community School in Meaford, known in the past as GBSS Idol, and now Music Madness returns in a new form this year, with the first round of eliminations happening at the school this Friday.

All grades from nine to twelve will be represented in a range of styles that include trios, duos, solos, all-girl and all-boy bands.  Featured performers will include Emma Wright, Mira Woodhouse, Max Breadner and Owen Kearns, and among several other acts adding up to sixteen competitors.

Bands like Tears For Ophelia and the Ted Brownlow Band, and solo artists like Abby Woodhouse and Greg Smith have emerged from past contests at the school.  This year’s show includes performances from Sweet 16 and Elite 8 (the bands, not the basketball teams).  It’s always exciting to see these young performers in their early stages.

This year’s competition has been organized by the students’ Music Council, which gets together every Monday at lunch time to plan events.  It will follow a different format from past, a “bracket” system similar to sports tournaments.  A pair of acts will face off in a series of rounds that eventually will come down to two acts.  Each round is decided by the audience and the favourite will move on to the next round.

In a second show at the school on May 11th, the acts will be narrowed down to the Final 4 and the
Top 2 before the winner is decided.

The first round of competition starts at 7 p.m. on Friday Apr. 13 in the cafeteria at GBCS.  Tickets are $5 at the door.

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