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Battle of Bands canceled due to lack of interest

Programming Council canceled this year’s Battle of the Bands because of a lack of interest, a Programming Council representative said.

Emily Chan, director of live events and a sophomore strategic communication major, said the event was canceled because the word was not sent out early enough and because bands were not interested.

The event was scheduled to take place Nov. 13, and the final battle was going to be during the tailgate Saturday, Chan said.

Programming Council put fliers around campus and sent a campuswide email to publicize the event, Chan said. Programming Council did not actively seek bands because the bands were going to be trying out, she said.

Programming Council was going to give the winner of the event a chance to record a song with a recording studio called Sessionworks, Chan said.

“A lot of the bands were already established, and they already have resources to record their own song in a recording studio,” Chan said.

Kennedy Stewart, Programming Council chairwoman, said the council tried to work with TCU L.O.U.D., a music business organization on campus that started in January.

“In theory that was the organization on campus that had contact with all of the musicians and bands on campus,” Stewart said.

President of TCU L.O.U.D. Jarrett Shaffer said the program gives student artists exposure to all facets of the music industry such as promotion and recording. He said Programming Council contacted him in mid-October to help find bands for the event.

Many of the bands he contacted did not want to participate because they recently recorded over the summer and are trying to promote their CDs, Shaffer said.

Stewart said there was not enough excitement about the event.

“If you don’t have anyone to audition, you can’t really put on an event,” Stewart said.

Chan said she is unsure whether the Programming Council will try to put on this event again in the future.

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