WEST CALDWELL, NJ - Eight bands, fifteen minutes, only two prizes - it is the James Caldwell High School (JCHS) Battle of the Bands! Talented musicians, representing eight local bands from Caldwell-West Caldwell and several neighboring towns, will come together on Friday, May 30, for the JCHS Music & More Booster Club's first Battle of the Bands.

Each of the participating bands, including Faux Johnny, Fillit Mignin, GNGR, No Noise, Sideryder, Small Victories, The Subcultures and The Wut, will play for 15 minutes, performing original songs  and/or cover songs. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the music starts at 7:00 p.m. A panel of judges representing local music-related businesses will score each band on musical ability, stage presence and crowd response. First and second place bands will receive cash and prizes. Winners will be announced at 10:30 p.m.

Rachel Bell, one of the event coordinators and a Music and More member commented, “There are so many talented musicians and performers in Caldwell-West Caldwell and the surrounding communities. We're so excited to be giving them the opportunity to showcase their skills as well as help the Music & More Booster Club raise funds to continue to support the music and theater students at James Caldwell High School.”

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The event will take place at JCHS on Friday, May 30,from 6:30 to 11:00 p.m. Tickets are $10 each and available at the door. Refreshments, including pizza, snacks, desserts, and more, will be available for sale. All proceeds benefit the JCHS Music and More Booster Club and will be used to purchase performance attire for band, orchestra and chorus members in time for the 2014/15 school year.

JCHS is located at 265 Westville Avenue in West Caldwell, NJ.