Our aim is to work with Hampshire schools to start and support rock bands through;
• High quality instrumental lessons with ensemble playing in the lesson
• Every guitar and drum student in a band
• Communication with Hampshire schools, tutors, and school rock bands
• Rock contacts in schools
• Establishing rock bands and acoustic world bands in schools
• Developing a Hampshire Rock Network as a focus for rock in Hampshire
• Band Tuition - Rock Startup, Session, Residency, Rock Night, Playing Day
• Instrumental workshops – technique/improvisation/composition
• Co-ordinating rehearsal space, equipment and PA
• Learning resources for guitar, drums, bass and ukulele
• Information for bands, health and safety, songs to play
• Regular performance opportunities - concerts and festivals e.g. our biennial Battle of the Bands.
• Professional training and support for our tutors
If you wish to discuss any aspect of education within the rock music genre then please contact us on
023 8065 2037 or e-mail: email@example.com
The Battle of the bands competition is run every other year througout Hampshire, the last being in 2014. The winners (pictured) were Rift from Westgate School. This Winchester-based mixed gender band, describe themselves as a hard rock/heavy metal with influences from Pink Floyd to Iron Maiden and more recently – Stone Sour.
The following details have been revised from the 2014 poster, the updated advert will be released later this year.
Play a major venue to a live audience and a panel of professionals...
Send us a recording
Band members need to be under 17yrs of age on 31 July 2016
Cover songs or original material
If you don’t have a recording – make one!
Studio quality recording is not necessary. Raw talent is enough!
Don’t be shy! We want to hear your band!
Email an MP3 file of one song to firstname.lastname@example.org or send a CD to:
Hampshire Music Service
Deadline: December 2015 TBC
Email for your music teacher or parent
Band members and instruments they play
include in the MP3 name or on the CD:
School or youth group
The best bands from the Audio Round go on to compete in Live Heats around the county in spring 2016
The heat winners will each play a set to a panel of professional musicians to find the Overall Best Band