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[Updated] Singers and Bands Have Until April 29 to Register for Charter Day Contest

Each year, local bands perform at the Bernards Township Charter Day celebration. Credits: By Linda Sadlouskos

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - In preparation for this year's annual Charter Day celebration - recognizing the founding of the Township of Bernardston in 1760, the Parks & Recreation is again seeking local high school and middle school bands and individual musicians to perform.

Local musicians have until April 29 to register for the contest to appear at Charter Day on May 21, said Chris Zimmerman, program manager for the township Parks & Recreation Department. The schedule for the line-up will be announced the following week, he said in an email this week.

Registration has begun and the Parks and Recreation department is still looking for more participants! To be eligible fifty percent of the band must be either in middle school or high school.

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Are you in a band or just love to sing? Are you looking for a place to show off your talents? Are you interested in winning some money? Then Charter Day Idol could be for you: Charter Day Idol is an event where anyone can show off their musical talents in front of hundreds of people.

Charter Day Idol will take place on the Henry Street stage between 12:30 to 5 p.m. at the annual Charter Day celebration, scheduled for Saturday, May 21.

Demo Day was held last week

Demo day, where musicians could bring recordings of music, was held last Thursday at the community center in Bernards Township, but participation in that event was optional, Zimmerman said.

Musicians will have 15 minutes to setup and 20 minutes to perform at Charter Day. Deadline to register is Friday, April 29.

All participants will receive a Charter Day Idol t-shirt as well as $20 to spend at Wavelength Audio Video. Cash prizes will be awarded to the top three singers or bands. For more information, please contact the Bernards Township Parks and Recreation Department at 908-204-3003.

Videos from 2015 Charter Day performances:

Here is Half Normal, a winning band, performing The Who.

Max, Sophia and Emma from Bernards High School had their own style on the Henry Street stage.

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