Trafford Music Service wants to know if your band rocks

Are you the next young Beatles, Rolling Stones or Oasis?

If you dream big and your band rocks in more ways than one then you could be on the road to fame with the help of Trafford Music Service.

The Service is on the lookout for the borough’s best young bands for this year’s glittering Battle of the Bands competition on Saturday, 2 February, 2019, at the Claremont Centre, in Sale. Trafford Music Service is also hosting a Rock School Showcase event earlier on the same day.

Groups in the Battle of the Bands competition will be battling it out for an amazing prize – playing a live gig at the iconic Manchester music venue Band on the Wall on Sunday 10th February.

Suzanne Waller, Acting Head of Trafford Music Service, said:

Our Rock School performance followed by our Battle of the Bands is our celebration of rock music in Trafford.

Trafford Music Service has a fantastic Rock School, based at the Claremont Centre on Wednesday evenings, where Trafford students can learn from some of the very best teachers and equipment on our Jam Pods. 

Battle of the Bands on the 2nd February, is an evening where we invite all bands run by Trafford pupils, whether they learn with us or not, to take part – with the winner going on to participate in the Greater Manchester Music Hub’s final contest at the legendary Band on the Wall.  It’s great to be able to raise the profile Trafford’s talented rock musicians and we encourage children to take part. Any bands wanting a performance opportunity should visit Trafford Music Service’s website for entry details.

To take part in the Battle of the Bands, please make sure that all competing bands (and members) are available on Saturday 2 February and Sunday 10 February. Band members must be under 18 and live or attend school in Trafford. Entries will be accepted if the majority of the band lives in Trafford.  Competing bands must perform at both events. We may also take photographs at the event and entrants must understand that we will use the photographs for publicity purposes. 

Trafford Music Service provides high quality music making opportunities to thousands of children across the borough. For more information on the service and to apply to perform as a band go to

Posted on Monday 17th December 2018