On May 9th, High
Point hosts its annual Garage Band event on the lower sports field.
Local teenage bands come out to compete for the votes of an excited audience
that includes junior high students from fifteen different nearby schools.
The grand prize that the winning band receives is a scholarship to a music
summer camp and MP3 music players.
rushing, hearts beating, the music is the only thing on their minds.
This isn’t your ordinary Guitar Hero 3, this is Garage Band 2008.
Garage Band was a huge success. Five different bands played their
hearts out with friends and families there for support. A young band
called Vendetta won the competition. Nicky B., an 8th grade student
from High Point and lead guitarist of Vendetta, was extremely happy to
win, and he's excited to play again this year.
“It was really
cool to play last year. I had a great time, and to know that people
voted for us was pretty tight,” says Nicky B.
For those that
aren’t playing in a band, many are eager to be able to hang out and have
a great time with their friends.
looking forward to it, especially seeing all of my friends from other schools,”
says Alex G.
is not only a great social event, but for many young and undiscovered bands,
it’s the way for them to get noticed. They’ll play their best, and
hope that they win the satisfaction of the viewers.
“I feel that
voting is the coolest part. I’m going to vote for the band with the
best music and the most personality,” says Madison W.
team behind this big event is the HPA student council. They have
been actively planning this event since the beginning of the school year.
It’s been a really successful event in past years and is not expected to
disappoint this time.
year’s Garage Band was great, I think that this year’s Garage Band will
be bigger and better because there are going to be more bands and hopefully
more people,” says Alex G.
will be an event full of exciting rock music, musical and talented band
players, and curious teens waiting to see which band will lay it all on
the line and become the winner of Garage Band 2008. --Audrey C. and Kelly