The hunt is on for B.C.’s best teen band

Youthink magazine is set to host its fourth annual B.C.’s Best Teen Band Contest, with more than $15,000 in prizes up for grabs,

Youthink magazine is set to host its fourth annual B.C.’s Best Teen Band Contest, with more than $15,000 in prizes up for grabs, including a recording opportunity.

The competition gives high school bands from across the province a chance to showcase their music, connect with key players in the music industry and learn how to advance their music careers.

“BC’s Best Teen Band Contest is a wonderful chance for up-and-coming teen artists to participate in a process that will help them prepare for a potential career in the music business, said Music BC executive director Bob D’Eith.

“The way that the program is designed provides the participants with skills to prepare them for the next level in the industry.”

Prizes and opportunities for the first-place winner include:

• $2000 cash for artist development

• $500 worth of gift cards from Long & McQuade

• A recording session with Jay Evjen of Juicemix Productions at Greenhouse Studios

• A songwriting session with Shaun Verreault of Wide Mouth Mason

• The May/June cover of Youthink magazine

Earning the prestigious title of BC’s Best Teen Band has already opened the doors to some exciting opportunities for three outstanding bands – The Knots, The Archers amd Vancouver indie-folk artist Kate Kurdyak.

Bands have from now until Dec. 3 to enter at youthink.ca/bandcontest 2013. The top 10 — chosen by a panel of industry judges — will be announced in January. The public will then vote for the top three. The ultimate winner will be decided at the live finale at the Electric Owl in April 2013.

Just Posted

Catholic church buys $7.5M equestrian facility in Abbotsford, plans ‘agri-retreat’ centre

Church hopes to grow crops, host students and others on Bradner property

Peddaling to put the breaks on cancer

Langley resident joins Ride to Conquer Cancer for second time despite an emotional, rainy first year

PHOTOS: Bradley McPherson still makes his mark, eight years later

Memorial car show spins its tires for murdered man in support of local scholarship

Giddy Up – annual Mustang car show comes to Langley

The Mustang has been on the market for 55 years, and owners gather to celebrate the iconic Ford.

Fort Langley gets set for Summerset

Three-day music festival comes to National Historic Site Aug. 30 to Sept. 1

VIDEO: Facebook rolls out tool to block off-Facebook data gathering

CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced the “clear history” feature more than a year ago

New regulations require training for B.C. addiction recovery homes

Inspections, standards replace ‘wild west,’ Judy Darcy says

Pembina buying Kinder Morgan Canada and U.S. portion of Cochin pipeline

The deal also includes an Edmonton storage and terminal business and Vancouver Wharves

Trans Mountain gives contractors 30 days to get workers, supplies ready for pipeline

Crown corporation believes the expansion project could be in service by mid-2022

66% of B.C. residents want opt-out system for organ donation: poll

Support was lowest in Ontario and the Atlantic provinces

Teacher disciplined after bringing 45 grams of cannabis to Surrey school

Eugenio Bahamonde was also charged with trafficking in Vancouver, but later acquitted

B.C. rainbow crosswalk covered in mysterious black substance

Black substance spilled intentionally near Vancouver Island school and difficult to remove

New anti-drone tech deployed at Abbotsford Airshow

Operators could locate drones from up to 23 kilometres away

RCMP originally planned to arrest Meng Wanzhou on plane, defence lawyers say

The allegations have not been proven in court. Meng was arrested Dec. 1 at Vancouver airport at the behest of the U.S.

Most Read