September 2018 will see the release of Rockschool’s brand new suite of Guitar, Bass and Drums books (Debut – Grade 8).
With 174 new tracks, from 100 of the greatest artists of the last 7 decades - this latest release is our most exciting, adventurous and musically comprehensive project to date!
To celebrate the release, RSL will be hosting a ROCKSCHOOL BATTLE OF THE BANDS event in London (venue tbc) on the 20th and 21st September and Manchester 27th September 2018. Members of the UK press and music industry reps present as both judges and attendees.
There will be talks, sessions, food, drink and of course – music! What’s not to like?
Entrants must post their recorded band performance through a Facebook or Instagram account with the addition of#RockschoolGBD18.
Rockschool panel will select 4 bands where they will be invited to the Battle of the Bands venue.
The selected 4 bands will attend the Battle of the Bands event where each group must perform a track from Rockschool’s 2012-2018 syllabus from grades 3, 5 or 8 (only). Winners will be selected by an impartial panel on the date of performance.
The selected 4 bands will battle it out at the live event where an ultimate winner will be announced.
To enter for Round 1 and to be considered for inclusion in the event, simply record your band performance on a devise of your choosing and post via your Facebook or Instagram account with the addition of the hashtag #RockschoolGBD18.
Each group entry must perform a track from Rockschool’s 2012-2018 syllabus from grades 3, 5 or 8 (only). Entrants of all ages and abilities are welcome – so if you’re a private tutor, school, college, music hub; or just a group of friends who think you have what it takes – then simply follow the instructions below to enter!
Successful bands from Round 1 will be contacted by RSL to inform about the next round (Round 2, Live Event on 20th, 21st and 27th September 2018).
Please note: if you would prefer to send a video to us directly, simply attach an MP4 file to an email and send to: email@example.com
or complete the form here
Our judging panel will be grading the performances from the Guitar, Bass and Drums players, but if any entrant would like to include other members for their performance, then just let us know and we will make the appropriate arrangements for you.
We will be looking for accuracy, flare, stage presence and innovations of all kinds, so if you want to add pedals, effects or some flamboyant outfits into the mix – then more power to you!
We have partnered with world-renowned instrument manufacturers which will be presenting prizes to the winning act on the night. The specifics of the prizes will be announced shortly before the event; but we can assure you there will be something awesome for each of the winning guitarists, bassists and drummers.
The tracks permitted for entry are:
The Rockschool Band
Our very own house band will also be performing playing material from each of the new syllabuses.
If you would like to be considered for entry, register your interest
With preparations already underway, we’re all super excited here at RSL HQ and can’t wait to meet you all, exchange ideas on all things music, and hear some awesome live performance in the process.
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