Burnaby teens compete in Battle of the Bands at the Roxy

Teenage musicians from Burnaby had a chance to show their stuff on the Roxy stage last weekend.

The Quinn Pickering Band was one of the chosen competitors in the Nimbus School of Recording Battle of the Bands. The band includes 18-year-old Quinn Pickering of Byrne Creek Secondary, 16-year-old Ben Boardman of Alpha Secondary and 17-year-old Gabriel Regehr of Burnaby Mountain Secondary, along with their bandmates 16-year-old Edan Wright of Semiahmoo Secondary in Surrey and 17-year-old Braden Williams of Elgin Park Secondary in Surrey.

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They were one of the bands competing in the first of four showcases at the Roxy on Feb. 3. Further showcases are set for Feb. 10, 17 and 24, followed by a finale – featuring top performers from the showcase evenings – on March 5.

The competition, held in partnership with the Roxy, Tom Lee Music and the 2018 JUNO Host Committee, is ultimately leading up to a winner that will have a chance to perform at a JUNO Host Committee’s celebration site leading up to the JUNO Awards in Vancouver on March 25.

The winning band will also earn a variety of music-related prizes, including $25,000 in Nimbus scholarships, a $1,000 gift card from Tom Lee Music and more.

Showcases are on Saturdays from 3 to 5 p.m., and admission is by $5 donation, with proceeds to the music education charity MusiCounts.

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