Battle of the Bands Information

June 6, 2016
East Hall 1
Von Braun Center
Huntsville, AL


Here’s what you need to know:

  • Pre-registered bands must arrive by 9 a.m. on Monday, June 6, 2016, for registration. Competition is scheduled from 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 
  • Battle takes place in East Hall 1 of the Von Braun Center in Huntsville, Alabama.
  • $60 registration fee must be received by May 22, 2016, in order to participate.
  • Each band must be sponsored by a local United Methodist Church in the North Alabama Conference. 
  • Each band is allowed one adult member 19 or older. All other band members must be current high school students with a graduation date no earlier than 2016. 
  • Limit of ten bands. 
  • A house drum kit and bass amp will be provided. 
  • Bands will be allotted 40 minutes for set up, sound check, performance, and break down. Set length cannot exceed 15 minutes. Bands must be present and ready to perform 30 minutes before assigned time. Bands will be penalized for being late or running over time allotment. 
  • Bands will be on stage at 9:30, 10:05, 10:40, 11:15, 11:50, 1:30, 2:05, 2:40, 3:15 and 3:50.


Bands must play a three-song set: 

1. Any hymn from the United Methodist Hymnal. 

2.“This I Believe” (Creed) by Hillsong Worship or “You Make Me Brave” (Bethel)

3. Praise/Worship song of your choice (cover or original).


Winners will be announced Monday afternoon from the main stage at Annual Conference in the North Hall of the Von Braun Center.



First Place: $200 gift certificate to Guitar Center, a Monday night stay at a hotel in downtown Huntsville, a time slot to lead worship at Tuesday afternoon’s session of Annual Conference , contract to lead worship for Bread&Butter 2016 place to be determined, free tickets and contract to lead worship at *Encounter 2017 (DATES TBA) and *Exit 456 (DATES TBA) at Camp Sumatanga

Second Place: $150 gift certificate to Guitar Center and a contract to lead worship at Contagious Conference (DATES TBA).

Third Place: $100 gift certificate to Guitar Center

*Locations and dates are subject to change. In the event that the winning band cannot lead worship for Bread&Butter, Exit 456 or Encounter, the invitation will be extended to second and third place winners in that order, and the free Encounter tickets will be forfeited to the replacement band.

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