It’s that time of year again … the Trent University Music Society is now accepting auditions for Battle of the Bands 2015, so get those submissions in.

The deadline for this year is Friday, February 6th, so there’s at least a few weeks to pull something together. Lucky for you, here is a cheat sheet with all the criteria you’ll need to make sure your band is in the running for the +$1000 in prizes up for grabs:

How to enter: Email

Send us your auditions electronically, by either submitting audio files or web links to your band’s stuff. Email everything to [email protected]

How to enter: Live audition

You can also email us to schedule a live audition, which is always fun. However, if you choose this option be sure to get in touch with us early so we have enough time to work something out before the deadline.

Eligibility

Battle of the Bands is an annual competition showing off Trent’s musicians, so you must have at least one Trent student in your band, current or alumni. A maximum of three songs is permitted for each audition.

Any genre is encouraged, and we’re hoping to showcase a diverse array of styles across the musical spectrum. Make sure to submit everything before the deadline on February 6th. Good luck!

Prizes

As always, there are some pretty significant prizes up for the taking: third place: $200; second place: $300; first place: $500 & 8 hours of recording time. These prizes are awarded on the night of the competition after the final scores have been determined by the judges.

All auditions will be reviewed by the TUMS executive and we’ll get in touch with successful groups who will be performing at the competition. This year, the event is scheduled for Saturday, March 21, in the Sadleir House Dining Hall. It’s usually a fantastic show, so come out and support your fellow Trent students!