For the past 17 years, members of the Illinois Park & Recreation Association's Teen Committee have been working together to offer an incredibly unique opportunity for teen bands in Illinois.  This event features young musicians and gives them a chance to play in front of a new audience, meet other bands, and gain experience on stage. Judges give the bands feedback at each level of the competition and the top bands often win additional chances to play at other events along the way as well as other prizes.

Thanks to the participation of all of the local competitions, the Park & Recreation agencies generous enough to host our regionals, IAPD & IPRA's support at the state finals, the businesses that sponsor the event and donate prizes for the bands, and the countless hours put in by those working to make this event happen, the Illinois Battle of the Bands gets better each year.


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