SGF 2013 Battle of the Bands

AS Concerts & Events Presents

SGF 2013 Battle of the Bands

Fri, Apr 5th, 2013

Contestants have been announced! Congratulations to Madeline Mann, Soda Pants, Day of Champions, and Big Sid & the Wiggle! Be sure to come check out the acts and support your peers!

Cost: FREE!

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The Battle of the Bands is an annual competition amongst UCSD student bands who vie for a performance on the Sun God Stage at that year’s Sun God Festival. The winners are also featured in a variety of publicity materials leading up to the event.

1st Place Prize:

  • Open the Sun God Stage at the Sun God Festival
  • One and a half (1.5) hours of free rehearsal time at Hindsight Rehearsal Studios
  • Three (3) hours of free recording time at Hindsight Rehearsal Studios
  • Play an FM 94/9 Show

2nd Place Prize:

  • One and a half (1.5) hours of free rehearsal time at Hindsight Rehearsal Studios

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1. Application

Band applicants may submit one application to AS Concerts & Events (ASCE) to be considered for participation in Battle of the Bands. An application shall consist of:

  • An electronic form provided by ASCE requesting information such as contact information (Form will be available at the Sun God Festival website: http://sgf.ucsd.edu)
  • At least one and not more than three recordings of songs performed by the band applicant, either written by the applicant or by third parties, to be published on the Sun God website for student voting.

Band applicants grant ASCE a limited, worldwide, non-exclusive, irrevocable right to display, publicly perform, make derivative works of, copy, and distribute the recorded performances of songs submitted as part of the application. Band applicants additionally allow ASCE to contact them with information submitted in the application for purposes of notifying them of the status of their application. Band applicants understand that notwithstanding any provision of law, ASCE does not assume liability for infringements of copyright or trademark law resulting from the display, public performance, creation of derivative works, copying and/or distribution of submitted application recordings.

2. Band Guidelines

All bands must satisfy the following guidelines:

  • At least one member of each band applicant must be a currently registered UCSD undergraduate student with valid UCSD ID.
  • Band members listed on application must match performers at the Battle of the Bands event.
  • Band must be available on Friday, April 5, 2012 starting at 4:00pm. If a band is not available to perform at Battle of the Bands, it is the responsibility of the band to notify ASCE in writing of its inability to perform, no less than 7 days in advance of the Battle of the Bands event. ASCE will then select a replacement band at its sole discretion and arrange for the replacement band to participate in Battle of the Bands.
  • Bands must bring their own equipment, subject to further arrangements with ASCE.
  • Bands must not be under the influence of alcohol or illegal substances throughout the entirety of the Battle of the Bands. Members of bands who are discovered to be under the influence of alcohol or illegal substances will not be permitted to perform at Battle of the Bands.

The following additional guidelines apply to the Winning Band:

  • The Winning Band must be available on Friday, May 17, 2013 starting at 10:00am. If the Winning Band is not able to perform, it is the responsibility of the Winning Band to notify ASCE in writing of its inability to perform, no less than 14 days in advance of the Sun God Festival.
  • ASCE will then notify the band that took second place at Battle of the Bands and arrange for the second place band to open the main stage at the Sun God Festival 2013.
  • The Winning Band must not be under the influence of alcohol or illegal substances throughout the entirety of the Sun God Festival 2013. Members of the Winning Band who are discovered to be under the influence of alcohol or illegal substances will not be permitted to perform at the Sun God Festival 2013.

3. Student Voting

When a band applicant submits an application to ASCE, the application recordings submitted will be published on the Sun God website. The application recordings will be available to all undergraduate students at UCSD, as verified through Single Sign-On. UCSD undergraduate students shall cast votes on the Sun God website corresponding to the bands which they would prefer to participate in Battle of the Bands, based on the application recordings provided by each band applicant. Students are allowed to vote for as many bands as they choose, but only once per band. Any band members who are UCSD undergraduate students may participate in Student Voting.

4. Band Selection

Four bands will be selected to participate in Battle of the Bands:

  • Two bands will be selected through Student Voting. The two bands with the greatest number of votes on the Sun God website as of 11:59pm on Wednesday, March 27, 2013 will be selected to participate in Battle of the Bands.
  • In the event that more than two applicants receive enough votes to qualify for participation in Battle of the bands, the tie will be resolved by the sole discretion of ASCE.
  • Two bands will be selected by an ASCE committee to participate in Battle of the Bands. The Bands selected by ASCE will be distinct from the Bands selected via Student Voting.
  • Bands selected to participate in Battle of the Bands will be notified of their selection by Sunday, March 24, 2013. Bands selected to participate in Battle of the Bands must be able to satisfy all of the guidelines presented in the Band Guidelines section.

5. Event

Battle of the Bands 2013 will be held on Friday, April 5, 2013 from 8:00pm to 11:00pm at The Loft at UCSD.

Judging of the Bands will be performed by a committee of five judges that are to be determined at the sole discretion of ASCE. Battle of the Bands will consist of four performance sets of thirty (30) minutes each. Bands will be randomly assigned a performance time. Each band will be assigned scores by the Judges based on the following five categories:

  • Quality of music
  • Stage presence
  • Crowd reaction
  • Originality
  • Overall impression

At the end of the event, the top two bands selected by the Judges will be announced. The Winning Band determined by the Judges will be allowed to perform an encore song that is up to five (5) minutes long after the announcement. In the event that the Judges find a tie, the tie will be resolved by an audience poll.

6. Additional Terms

Applicants must be aware that by submitting an application they are applying for an opportunity to perform only at the Sun God Stage at Sun God Festival 2013. Applicants who wish to perform on the Dance Stage must submit an application to the DJ Battle competition. ASCE reserves the right to resolve unforeseen, ambiguous, or unclear readings or interpretations of these Terms and Conditions at its sole discretion.

 

 

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