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Battle of the Bands in west Forsyth to benefit music education for teens
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A local nonprofit is holding its first-ever “Battle of the Bands” event to raise money for a music scholarship program that benefits Forsyth County teens.

Music4Chief, an organization founded about a year ago by Pam Sherlock, offers music instruction, mentoring and peer support to teens who love of music but may not have an opportunity to pursue music lessons.

If you go

  • What: Battle of the Bands
  • When: Sunday, July 30, 6-9 p.m.
  • Where: The Warehouse, 5095 Post Road
  • Cost: $10 general admission, $30 VIP, includes T-shirt

The nonprofit gets its name from a former instructor with Cumming’s Music Authority, who passed away in December 2015. He was known to his colleagues and students as “Chief.”

Sherlock said holding a music competition fit nicely with the nonprofit’s mission.

“Battle of the Bands offers exactly the target audience that our organization reaches out to,” she said. “It offers [teens] the opportunity to get on stage, perform in front of friends and family and give back to music education.

“I’m looking forward to the community being able to come out and have a great time and listen to kids play onstage. It’s a great end-of-summer event.”

The event will be held Sunday, July 30 from 6-9 p.m. at The Warehouse, located at 5095 Post Road in west Forsyth.

Prizes will be handed out to the top two bands.

The first place prize includes $200 and a full day of studio time at White Rabbit Recording Studio in Alpharetta. The second place band will receive $100 and a gift card to Music Authority.

Tickets can be purchased online or at the door for $10. VIP tickets, which come with a T-shirt, cost $30.

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