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Velocity 2010 Spring Showcase Application Form

Velocity 2010 Spring Showcase Application Form

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 Velocity 2010 Spring Showcase Application Form
The following are due
WEDNESDAY, January 6
, 2010 by 4:00pm:
 Application completed and signed by ALL band members
$50 non-refundable entry fee
Promo pic (.jpeg if possible)
copy of lyrics to songs to be performed & a demo of at least 1 song (CD, mp3 or link)
Must mail or hand deliver application/contents to:Brian DrinkwineNew Life Community Church8155 W Thunderbird RdPeoria, AZ 85381
No late applications will be accepted, no exceptions.There will be three categories/genres for entry:1)
Rock/Indie (Jan29
Hard Rock (Feb 5
Other (Feb 12
2 bands/artists will be selected from each category to perform as finalists on February 19
 All rounds will begin promptly at 6pm at New Life Community Church in the Student MinistriesBuilding.
 All band/artists are required to attend a meeting January 26
at 6:00pm at New Life CommunityChurch in the Student Ministries Building.
Please read this document thoroughly and fill out clearly.
Band: _________________________________________________________________ Name of Contact: ________________________________________________________ Phone Number: (__ __ __) __ __ __ - __ __ __ __ E-mail: ________________________  Address: _______________________________________________________________ Band Members:1.
 ________________________________________ Email: __________________________ 2.
 ________________________________________ Email: __________________________ 3.
 ________________________________________ Email: __________________________ 4.
 ________________________________________ Email: __________________________ 5.
 ________________________________________ Email: __________________________ 6.
 ________________________________________ Email: __________________________ 7.
 ________________________________________ Email: __________________________  Additional members may be added on the back Circle the category you intend to compete in:Rock/Indie Hard Rock Other
Lyrics and links to music can be emailed to briandrinkwine@nlcc.org
 Velocity 2010 Spring Showcase Rules and Regulations
 All group members must read and sign Rules and Regulations. Failure to abide by thesestatements will result in the disqualification of the entire group involved. No exceptions.
 All finalists will be awarded $100 each
Overall winner will be awarded $500 as well as a single day of free recording time in aprofessional studio.
 Additional awards will be offered throughout the contest.
 Applications, fees, demos, and lyric content are due by Wednesday, January 6
at 4:30 PM toNew Life Community Church (8155 W Thunderbird Rd, Peoria, AZ 85381). Late applications willnot be accepted, no exceptions.
Each band/artist must submit one demo tape/CD/MP3 link and lyric content as part of theirapplication by the given deadline. Demos will not be returned.
Bands/artists must be between the ages of 12 and 21 years old.
This event is open to amateurs only. For the purpose of this contest, an amateur is somebodywithout a major-label recording contract who makes less than half their annual income byperforming.
Bands/artists will be selected to participate in the contest by a selection committee through Velocity by Friday, January 15
Doors will open at 5:45pm and performances will begin at 6:00pm sharp.
 A stage manager will be present the night of each event. All bands/artists must cooperate andsupport all decisions made by the stage manager. Failure to comply will affect the bands/artists’  “Cooperation with Contest Officials” score.
 All bands/artists are allowed to use the house drum kit. If a band/artist chooses to use their ownkit, the band/artist is responsible for safely and effectively placing the house drum kit back on thestage at the conclusion of their performance and within their allotted time period. Failure to dothis can result in disqualification.
On the day of the performance, band members must be dressed in clothing free fromobscenities, drugs, alcohol, sex, or any other subject matter not suitable for a family audience.
Bands/artists are responsible for their own food and drinks the night of their performance(s). A green room will NOT be provided.
Entries must be completed in English, but the band may perform their songs in any language.
The use of profanity and/or abusive language will not be tolerated will be turned off.
Fires, pyrotechnics, fog machines, etc. are not allowed.
Bands must not exceed a 120-decibal volume measured from the sound booth. Bands arestrongly encouraged to mic amps to the house system. This will help prevent volumediscrepancies.
Disorderly conduct by one member will result in the disqualification of the entire group. Thisincludes, but is not limited to:
 Alcohol use
Drug use
Stage Diving
Body Passing
throwing objects
damaging equipment and/or property of New Life or other contestants
In addition, inciting these behaviors will also result in disqualification.
No band applicant will be allowed to vote on any of the participating bands.
Order of performance at the competition will be determined by random draw at 5:00pm on thenight of each round. Time requests will be considered, but no time slots are guaranteed, and if you enter, you need to be available at any time. All bands/artists must be present on the day of their competition at 5:00pm at New Life Community Church.
Each band/artist will be allotted 45 minutes to setup, play, and tear down. This time includes abasic sound check. Failure to setup, play, and tear down within the allotted time will result indisqualification. No exceptions. Each band/artist must be present in the staging area, equipmentin hand, 30 minutes prior to their showtime.
 A “sound check” includes ensuring that all instruments are plugged in and operating correctly. Itis the responsibility of the band/artist to cooperate with the sound engineer for the mix. If theband chooses to spend extra time perfecting their mix, this time is deducted from theirperformance time. In other words, the 45 minute time slot will not be extended for theband/artist’s sound preference.
 A maximum of one cover song will be allowed during each performance.
 A Velocity panel of judges will be present for each round to determine the winners of eachcategory and those who qualify for the final round. They will judge the bands/artists on thefollowing categories:1.
Crowd presence/participation2.
Musicality (song quality and originality)3.
Stage performance4.
Support of other bands/artists (encouragement earns points, discouragement and trashtalk will count against one’s score)5.
Sound volume and clarity6.
Stage Attitude and Enthusiasm8.
Time Management9.
Band/artist Synchronization10.
Cooperation with contest officials
In the case of a tie in score, ties will be broken by the top overall score in the first threecategories. If there is still a tie, the tie will be broken by a crowd vote.
The winner will be announced immediately after the votes have been calculated.

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