Monday, April 27, 2009

Season Finale Takes First At Second Annual BHS Battle of the Bands

BHS's second Battle of the Bands was a very successful event, with 13 bands vying for 2009's top honors. The talent at this year's Battle was extraordinary: fans, judges & sponsors were extremely impressed with all of the musicians.

Season Finale, an instrumental rock band, took first prize in the 2009 competition. They wowed their judges with their talent and originality. Season Finale is comprised of Roy Learner, a BHS senior, and three Lexington High School students: James Finucane, Tyler Goulet and Ben Stamas.

Second place went to alternative band Undertow who were lauded for their professional set. The members of Undertow are Patrick Hanafin, a freshman at BHS, Ayanna Coleman from Belmont High, Gabe Follettie and Naseem Silver from Concord Academy, and Amir Rivera-Lieberman from Cambridge Rindge and Latin.

Atheists Celebrate Christmas garnered third place with their stylish & original folk-rock songs. This duo consists of BHS senior Kristie Bezreh & BHS junior John Hesson.

Judges also went out of their way to recognize Covert Ascent for their superior talent and authentic heavy metal style. Covert Ascent is consists of Burlington High School seniors Jeremy Dooley, Andrew Gilstrap & Nick Candelino, and sophomore Kevin Forde.

The popularity prize, as determined by the fans, went to at ease. This band, who closed out the night with a tight set, consists of all BHS students: juniors Katie Campbell, Carolyn Kelly, Eric Leva & Chelsea Rose, and seniors Kristie Bezreh & Alex Meier.

Individuals were also recognized by the judges for their talent & musicianship:
Amir Rivera-Lieberman, guitarist for Oh Nova
BHS senior Kristie Bezreh, singer-songwriter for Atheists Celebrate Christmas
BHS senior Alex Merullo, rapper for Slythot
BHS sophomore Theo Brierly, bassist for Aftermath
BHS sophomore Chris LaRocque, guitarist for The Radio Empire

The Class of 2010 would like to thank the judges, the chaperones, the administration, the bands, the fans and the sponsors: Moontower Recording Studio, Real School of Music, Aladdin Label, Daddy's Junky Music, & Newbury Comics.

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