Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Oxnard and Port Hueneme

Battle of the Bands Duke It Out

Posted in Clubhouses, Martin V. Smith, Press Releases by BGCOP Staff on December 14, 2009

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Oxnard and Port Hueneme’s Peace Thru Music Program in conjunction with Q104.7 announced they will be hosting the Second Annual Battle of the Bands Talent Show on Friday, December 11 at 6:00pm at the Martin V. Smith Clubhouse on Fifth Street in Oxnard. The Peace Thru Music project, led by Tony Barnes gives at-risk youth the opportunity to participate in music instruction and appreciation courses at the club at no charge.

At least twelve bands will be competing in the Battle of the Bands contest and all teens are welcome to attend the event. Participating bands include Negative Zero, the The Gritty’s and Patriots in the punk/rock or hard rock category, while pop and rock performers include Annabel Lee, Counting Planes, Disciples of Mercury, In Reverie, Saturday Giant, Shadows of Aries, Topanga. Hip hop/rap artists include Adrenaline, Luis Barrios, Oscar Fernandez and Premium Entertainment.

Nick St. Nicholas, Barbara Kane of The Tubes and co-author of the book “I, Dolls,” Danny Seraphine, original member of Chicago and current member of CTA, Sara Morgan from the Guitar Center of Oxnard plus a special guest judge from Q104.7 have all generously offered to volunteer their time to participate as judges for the Battle of the Bands competition. Nick St. Nicholas, bass player for Steppenwolf and the World Classic Rockers and Guitar Center of Oxnard have also donated an autographed bass to be raffled off at the event will help raise money for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Oxnard and Port Hueneme Peace Thru Music program.

“We are so thrilled to have celebrity guest judges Nick St. Nicholas and Barbara Kane participate in this capacity with the Battle of the Bands event. We appreciate their commitment to help us create Peace Thru Music,” said Barnes. “Santiago Romero and the rest of the team from Q104.7 have also been instrumental in publicizing our events and are dedicated to helping the youth of Oxnard and Port Hueneme. We appreciate their efforts to help us provide a Positive Place for Kids,” stated Uriah Glynn, Teen Director at the Martin V. Smith Youth Center.

The Teen Center provides a fun, safe environment for all teens to learn and grow, by providing positive mentors and educational and recreational opportunities for all. The center is open from 3:00pm to 8:00pm Monday through Friday. Please contact Uriah Glynn at 805-815-4959 x215 for more information.

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Oxnard and Port Hueneme exists to inspire and enable all young people to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens. With three full-service clubs, 13 school program sites and one housing site, the organization is one of the largest of its kind in California, serving 7,200 members annually. The group is also the first Boys & Girls Club of its kind to open a site at the Ventura County Juvenile Justice Center. Program areas offered to youth include character and leadership development, education and career development, health and life skills, the arts, technology and sports, fitness and recreation.

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