Third annual Battle of the Bands planned

Get your hands ready to clap and your toes ready to tap. The third annual “Battle of the Bands” is in the works for Sunday, May 8 at the 2011 Endless Mountains Maple Festival at Alparon Park in Troy.

Bands or individuals can register for the Battle of the Bands contest. Register on-line at, by e-mailing, or calling 297-3648 or 297-2823. The first 10 bands to sign up will begin the Battle of the Bands at 11:00 a.m. on May 8. They will also register two alternates who may have a chance if one of the first 10 are unable to perform.

New this year are bigger prizes for Maple Festival winners and more chances to win. The judges will decide a first and second place winner along with the audience’s participation, so be sure to come and support your favorite band as the applause will add to the scoring.

The first place winner receives a $250 cash prize and the second place winner receives a $200 cash prize from the Maple Festival. The Troy Fair committee will pick two additional first place and second place winners to perform on the trackside stage at the 2011 Troy Fair with $250 paid for first place and $200 paid for second place, along with publicity in all the fair promotions such as the fair website, brochures and ads.

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