On Saturday, March 27, from 7 to 11 p.m., Northside High School was packed with students of all ages and from all over the Roanoke Valley. They gathered for the inaugural Bandfest 2010, which has been in the planning for a few years now.
Dr. Lorraine Lange, superintendent of Roanoke County Schools, opened the event and welcomed everyone who came out.
Motivational speaker Aaron Davis emcee’d the event and was also the speaker at the 6th Annual Southwest Virginia Regional YADAPP Conference, which was held on Saturday prior to Bandfest.
Opening act was Hidden Valley High School’s very own Maddie Garber, who sang with acoustic guitar.
The competition included nine bands from all over the Roanoke Valley. The bands who competed included:
-Charisma from William Bryd High School
-A.M. Avenue from Lord Botetourt High School
-AVID from Hidden Valley High School
-Echo Theory from Lord Botetourt High School
-Owners of the Land from Lord Botetourt High School
-Redemption of Lord Botetourt High School
-Smoke N’Mirrors from William Bryd High School
-The Fort Mason Riff Raff from Cave Spring High School
-Twelve O’Clock Knob of Patrick Henry High School
Do you have photos from Bandfest? We want to run them in an upcoming edition of SWoCo. Submit them by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We also have a photo gallery from BandFest from the Church of the Holy Spirit Photo Ministry