What is Battle of the Bands?At Endeavour Foundation we believe everyone, regardless of their ability, has the right to be heard, to be safe and to have equal opportunities to realise their dreams and live an independant, fufilling life. Our mission is to make possibilities a reality for people with intellectual disability. One of the many ways we do this, is by providing opportunities for people with intellectual disability to share their joy of music and celebrate their musical talents at our annual Battle of the Bands event.
Endeavour Foundation’s first ever Battle of the Bands was held nearly a decade ago when customers at our Noosa Learning and Lifestyle hub wanted to show the world what they could do by performing on stage to share their musical talent. Today, Battle of the Bands is a highlight and a favourite event for so many of our customers – events have been held in new locations and we have seen more than 500 performers of all abilities participate.
This year, we’re going virtual!Great performances, colourful costumes and electric energy… the difference is that performances will be pre-recorded and presented live to the world on 3 December 2020, International Day of People with Disability.
Who can participate
- This year, you can participate as a soloist or a band from anywhere in Queensland, New South Wales, or Victoria!
The band must be made up of majority members with intellectual disability.
- All people with intellectual disability are invited to participate including Endeavour Foundation customers, high school bands and bands from other disability service providers.
- Band members must have majority of members 16 years and older
- Band members can only perform in one band
Get ready to rock
Form your band and decide what your band is going to perform.
Bands need to be made up of 1 or more persons, with majority of members with an intellectual disability. Band members can only take part in 1 performance.
Acts need to be 2-3 minutes long (1 song only) and can be in any of the below styles:
- Singing to backing music or acapella
- Band performance (singing and live instrumental)
- Instrumental performances (e.g. drumming or percussion)
- Beat boxing or rapping (e.g. poetry to music)
- Dancing or movement to music (e.g. sign language)
Practice and prepare your performanceThey say practise makes perfect, so get your band together, get your voices warmed up, guitars tuned, songs rehearsed, and once you’re ready, film your performance.
Our judges will be impressed by your performance energy and costumes.
Live to the world Battle of the BandsYou don’t have to miss out on the fun! You can watch Endeavour Foundation’s all abilities 2020 Battle of the Bands from the comfort of your own home, or wherever you are on the 3 December 2020, International Day of People with Disability. Register as an audience member by Monday 23 November 2020.
That’s it for now!
Sit back and relax because the rest is up to us! Our judges will provide their encouraging feedback on your band's performance, and we will create the 2020 virtual Battle of the Bands!