Bands battle it out for bragging rights

The Youth Centre successfully held their first Battle of the Bands event on Saturday evening.
Around 20 youth showed up for the music competition and barbecue, which was held outside of the centre from 8 p.m. until midnight.
Only two bands were involved in the battle, bringing a close competition between Daniel Dahl and Clinton Debogorski’s music talent and Trash The Monument.


In the end, Trash The Monument came out on top, winning the ‘golden guitar’ trophy designed by some youth centre volunteers. The actual competition wrapped up around 9 p.m., but the stage was opened up for a jam session for anyone who wanted to take part.
“I think we ended up with a good group of performers,” said Youth Centre summer director Talia Hiebert . “If we do this again in the future, I would like to see more people involved.”
But the slight sense of disappointment over the turnout was replaced by optimism over future programming for the Centre.
Hiebert and the Centre volunteers are planning another large event for the end of August, but it likely will not be another Battle of the Bands.
There is also a graffitti workshop to be run in August for the more artistic kids in the community.
“We will be providing the materials and a teacher,” said Hiebert. “It is a really good opportunity for the more artistic kids to get involved.”