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May 30, 2023

Get Ready to Rock: 2023 National Battle of the Bands

It’s time to mark your calendars and tune your guitars, because the 2023 Bach to Rock Battle of the Bands dates have officially been announced. This year’s epic showdown will be streamed live on YouTube, giving music fans around the world the opportunity to witness some of the most talented young musicians in the country.

2023 National Battle of the Bands

Event Dates

The competition will be held over two days. Bands from each division will perform during the time slots below:

  • High School Division: Saturday, July 1st from 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM.
  • Elementary School Division: July 2nd from 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM.
  • Middle School Division: July 2nd from 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM.

Get ready for an unforgettable display of talent and showmanship as these young musicians battle it out for the title of Bach to Rock’s best!

Each year, the Bach to Rock Battle of the Bands offers student musicians the chance to perform live in real music venues, helping them build confidence on stage and learn what it takes to be a true rock star. Competing bands are divided into three age brackets—Elementary School, Middle School, and High School—allowing students to go head-to-head against their peers in a friendly and supportive environment. Students compete locally and regionally for a chance at submitting their performance to the national competition.

During the national event, each band will deliver a four-minute performance, showcasing their unique sound and style. Whether they choose to cover a beloved classic or unveil an original composition, these young musicians will be judged on their musicianship, ensemble precision, and stage presence. Extra points will be awarded to bands that perform original music.

As the competition heats up, our panel of esteemed judges will tally the points and crown one winner and two runners-up for each division. But the rewards don’t end there—the victorious bands will also receive a winner’s plaque and a prize!

2023 National Battle of the Bands

Fan Voting

Prior to the event, fan voting will be available online! Get a sneak peek at the bands performing in the national competition and share your favorites with your friends and family. Winners of the fan vote will be announced during the live show.

Be sure to tune in!

This year’s national battle will feature bands from Bach to Rock locations all across the United States, with an impressive 150 bands expected to submit their entries. Don’t miss out on this incredible showcase of young talent—join us on YouTube on July 1st and 2nd to support these budding rock stars and be a part of the 2023 Bach to Rock Battle of the Bands!