Spring on the York College campus

Battle of the Bands

Think your student rock band has what it takes?

See how your student rock band stacks up against the best of the area at York College's Battle of the Bands!

We're seeking high schoolers who want to show us their best five minutes during a live performance in front of a York College crowd on April 29, 2017 as part of our Music Industry and Recording Technology showcase, Music Experience Day. What's up for grabs beside bragging rights? We're offering free studio time inside York College's brand new recording studio!

York College is home to the York Music Group, a hub for the local music scene that includes York College's own record label and more. The college also offers a Music Industry and Recording Technology degree, ideal for students who want to make a career out of their love of music. Deadline to submit: March 31, 2017

Contest rules:

  • All members of the group must be enrolled in high school
  • All submissions should 1) include a demo of your band performing the song; 2) a brief biography; 3) a photo of your group
  • Send all submissions to Dr. Shawn Young at syoung23@ycp.edu. Please include link to audio/video content.
  • Each band chosen for the competition will have five (5) minutes to perform on April 29, 2017 on the York College campus; you must be available to perform that day.
  • Amplifiers and drums will be provided.


York College lab band
Contact Us
Music Industry/Recording Technology
Shawn Young, Ph.D. Coordinator, Music Industry Studies
Wolf Hall, Room 206D
Phone: 717.815.2083
Contact for appt.

Grace Muzzo, D.M.A.
Coordinator, Division of Music
Wolf Hall, Room 206C