The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

March 17, 2014

Applications being accepted for Garage Band Competition

By Jessica Miller, Staff Writer
Enid News & Eagle

ENID, Okla. — Applications are being accepted for the first Garage Band Competition to be held during the Tri-State Music Festival.

Tri-State Music Festival Director Debbie Lambert said garage bands — made up of school students — can send in applications until April 10.

“But we need (applications) in as soon as they can get them in,” Lambert said.

The competition will be held May 1 at the Gazebo in downtown Enid.

Participating bands must be made up of at least two students currently attending an OSSAA-affiliated high school, but middle school students may participate as long as the band primarily is made up of high school students. Bands may have members from various schools, Lambert said.

According to Lambert, instructions for the competition may be found at tri

“We don’t want any offensive lyrics or things like that,” Lambert said.

Applications for the festival also may be printed from the website and mailed, or interested participants may call 237-4964, leave a message and someone will return the call, Lambert said.

She said a band or two already has signed up for the competition.

Main Street is going to offer a prize of $300 to the winner of the competition and the winner will be the featured group on an evening during the Tri-State Music Festival, Lambert said.

The Tri-State Music Festival — which is in its 82nd year — is set for April 30 through May 2.