Battle of the Bands

At Battle of the Bands, Bach to Rock® bands compete head-to-head in a live music venue!

Bach to Rock Northbrook Battle of the Bands

Battle of the Bands is an annual event headlined by Bach to Rock bands! Student bands get the chance to perform in real music venues in front of a live audience. It’s a perfect chance for students to build confidence on stage and discover what it takes to be a rock star!

Bach to Rock encourages all student bands to compete in the Battle of the Bands. We divide bands into three divisions — Elementary School, Middle School, and High School — so that students get to compete in their own age bracket.

During the event, each band will get to perform a set of two songs in front of a live audience. Students can play a cover of one of their favorite songs, or they can perform an original song by their band!

Our judges award points to each band based on musicianship, ensemble precision, and stage presence! Extra points are awarded to bands that perform original music, and we encourage each band to play one cover and one original song.

At the end of the event, our judges tally the points and award one winner and two runners-up for each division. Winners not only get bragging rights — they also get to record a demo in our state-of-the-art recording studio!

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Why Choose Us

The Bach to Rock Method

At Bach to Rock, we know that students learn music more quickly when they’re having fun! Our step-by-step curriculum keeps students engaged and rewards achievement at each level. Students get to choose which songs they play, learn from music pros, and perform with peers at live events!

Music Made Fun!

At Bach to Rock, students choose which songs and genres they want to play, making lessons more fun!

Band & Glee Programs

Through our Band and Glee Club programs, students get to play music with peers, a key skill for growing musicians!

Live Performances

Bach to Rock gives students the chance to perform live at local music venues, helping students build confidence on stage!

One-on-One Lessons

In private music lessons, our students learn one-on-one from some of the most talented music educators in the area.

Early Childhood Classes

Music is valuable for early childhood development! We offer programs for toddlers, preschoolers, and early elementary students.

Music Lessons, Camps & Parties

At Bach to Rock, we offer music lessons and group classes for kids and adults, plus camps and birthday parties! With our fun and beginner-friendly approach, it's never too early or too late to get started with music!

Lessons

Bach to Rock offers music lessons for all ages and skill levels. Our private lessons include piano, guitar, drums, voice, and a wide range of other instruments. We also offer beginner classes and ensemble programs like Band and Glee Club. Anyone can learn to play music with Bach to Rock — even if you've never played an instrument before!

Camps

Our camps are a perfect choice for students who love music! We offer full-day and half-day summer camps, spring camps, and winter camps for kids, plus camps on school holidays. Our camps are great for students who want to start learning music and see what it's like to perform!

Parties

Birthday parties at Bach to Rock give kids a chance to be rock stars for a day! With themes like Karaoke Birthday and Rock Birthday, partygoers get to perform and record songs by their favorite artists. We also offer birthday party packages for younger children and corporate teams!

Meet Our Music Teachers

A great music teacher can make a world of difference when learning to sing or play an instrument.

At Bach to Rock, our instructors include a mix of classically trained musicians and working professionals. Our teachers actively tour, perform, and record as independent artists or as backing musicians for other musicians and bands.

By working closely with students in one-on-one lessons, our teachers make it easy to learn music and build performance skills!

Wall of Fame

Standout Students & Future Stars

Discover talented students at Bach to Rock! Our Wall of Fame includes featured students and bands, as well as winners from events like Battle of the Bands.

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