The video entered in the KJR 95.7 FM's Battle of the Bands contest of Chief Sealth High School's band shows them playing instruments and doing choreography as they play a mashup of Aerosmith's Walk This Way and Dream On. The band is hoping to win the grand prize of $10,500.
UPDATE: Chief Sealth Band wins division in KJR Battle of the Bands contest
UPDATE Jan. 19
The Chief Sealth High School Band has won their division though they came in second (to Lake Stevens High School) in the KJR 95.7 FM Battle of the Bands competition whose first round closed on Jan. 18. They now advance to the second round where the video they submitted will be judged on the quality of the performance and not on the votes collected.
Band Director Marcus Pimpleton shared this update via Facebook:
"As the winner of our division we win a $500 prize and advance to the next round. $500 is about 10 new marching band tunes, 10 new pair of mallets for the percussion section, or 2 busses to a local parade... so it is good money and we are thankful for your support. Hopefully the judges will view our performance favorably and we will win even more money in the next round."
Original Post Jan. 10
The Battle of the Bands competition sponsored by KJR 95.7 FM is on again and the Chief Sealth Band is once again participating. The band won $5000 in last year's contest and are hoping to make it into the top ten to be included in the second round.
To compete, high school bands submit videos of a performance. Chief Sealth chose to perform a "mashup" of the Aerosmith classics Walk This Way and Dream On. In the video the band members not only play instruments but do a wave with the wind instruments, and perform choreography.
With more than 2000 votes Sealth is leading but Lake Stevens High School is close and only 100 votes behind as of Thursday, Jan. 10.
The winner of the contest will win the Grand Prize of $10,500.
To vote visit http://www.957kjr.com/pages/botb.html once daily through January 18th to cast a vote for the Chief Sealth Band.