Come one, come all! Battle of the Bands is coming to Alta High School. Under the direction of Ms. Moser, two bands will be battling their musical talents in an attempt to make it to regional competition.
Since 2002, the beginning of Battle of the Bands, Alta has won the most times out of all the competing schools in Utah. To this day, Alta is one of the biggest supporters of Utah Battle of the Bands. The two bands competing this year are “Hard Parsley” and “HarshMellow”.
Hard Parsley consists of Brigham Coon, Madi Riley, Gavin Eddington, and Weston Hanson. They are covering the song Ain’t Got No Sunshine by Bill Withers.
HarshMellow, a band consisting of Carlos Phouthavongsay, Ethan Christensen, Jonas Swanson, and Kolby Carillo, is an Indie Rock band.
During the time between the application due date and the battle itself, bands continue to practice their songs.
Both bands believe they need more practice. While HarshMellow feels like they will be completely prepared for the battle, Hard Parsley feels like they will not be prepared. Hard Parsley practices about two times a week and they don’t think this is enough to be the winner on the 27th.
While both bands may not feel ready to compete, the two are super excited to perform. Hard Parsley said that they are competing to have fun more than to win. HarshMellow also wants to have fun doing something that they love but they also are excited to play their first live show as a band.
Competing bands don’t just get to go up and play some songs. There are actually very strict rules that must be abided by. Bands get 10 minutes and 2 songs to convince the judges and the audience that they are the best band.
“This is the first time in three years Alta has held a battle of the bands so come out and support your fellow hawks.” announced Ms. Moser, “The winning band will get a $150 prize from the PTSA and move on to state. Come see who wins!”
As a huge fan of local and live music, I have personally attended battle of the bands many times over the past 3 years. There is no greater excitement than being on stage with a winning band. Whether you’re close friends with the members in the band or just school acquaintances, celebrating has never felt so good. It is so fun to see the local talent.
So on October 27th at 7:00 PM, come out and support Alta High Schools local bands. The musicians and the PTSA have put in many hours to make this an exciting night. Go hawks!