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Battle of the Bands Information

Monday, June 2, 2014
Monday Registration: 9:00 a.m.
Competition: Monday (9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.)
Munger Auditorium, Birmingham Southern College

$60/Band Registration Fee

Event Details:

  • Pre-registered bands must arrive by 9 a.m. on Monday, June 2, 2014, for registration, with competition scheduled for competition from 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. 
  • Battle takes place in Munger Auditorium on the campus of Birmingham-Southern College 
  • $60 registration fee must be received by May 15, 2014, in order to participate. 
  • Each band must be sponsored by a local United Methodist Church in the North Alabama Conference. 
  • Each band is allowed one adult member 19 or older. All other band members must be current high school students with a graduation date no earlier than 2014. 
  • Limit of ten bands. 
  • A house drum kit and bass amp will be provided. 
  • Bands will be allotted 40 minutes for set up, sound check, performance, and break down. Set length cannot exceed 15 minutes. Bands must be present and ready to perform 30 minutes before assigned time. Bands will be penalized for being late or running over time allotment. 
  • Bands will be on stage at 9:30, 10:05, 10:40, 11:15, 11:50, 1:30, 2:05, 2:40, 3:15 and 3:50.



Bands must play a 3-song set:

  1. Any hymn from the United Methodist Hymnal. 

    “This is Amazing Grace by Bethel Live, or Oceans” by Hillsong United,

  3.  Praise/Worship song of your choice (cover or original)

***Winners will be announced Monday afternoon from the main stage at Annual Conference in Bill Battle Coliseum.  


First Place: $200 Gift Certificate to Guitar Center, A Monday Night Stay at the Westin Hotel in downtown Birmingham. A time slot to lead worship at an afternoon session of Annual Conference Tuesday June 3rd 2014 at 1:15pm.Contract to lead worship for *Bread and Butter 2014 August 23rd 2014 At Gardendale Mt. Vernon UMC, free tickets and contract to lead worship at *Encounter 2014 (February 21-23, 2014), and *Exit 456 (March 13-14, 2015), at Camp Sumatanga


Second Place: $150 Gift Certificate to Guitar Center and a contract to lead worship at *Contagious Conference on January 30th 2015. (Locations is still to be determined.)


Third Place: $100 Gift Certificate to Guitar Center


*Locations and Dates are subject to Change

***In the event that the winning band cannot lead worship for Bread and Butter, Exit 456 or Encounter, the invitation will be extended to second and third place winners in that order, and the free Encounter tickets will be forfeited to the replacement band.