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Battle of the bands

The 2nd annual Chiang Mai regional Idol competition and Battle of the Bands (Inter-School Music Talent Competition 2009-2010) were held on 8th May 2007, in front of a packed auditorium of more than 500 listeners. The event was at the American Pacific International School (APIS) auditorium and was emceed by music head of APIS Sydney Moss who also organised the event.

There were 15 impressive performers in the Idol competition, some as young as nine years old. The winners in the Idol competition were First (G5, Prem) who is the Elementary Idol, Naline (G8, Lanna) the Middle School Idol and Choi (G11, APS) who won the title of High School Idol. Battle of the Bands featured seven talented bands with the first prize going to The Sinister Red Pants (NIS) with The Screaming Temptations (CMIS). The runners-up were Knights of Cydonia by MUSE.

The organiser, Moss, believes the “kids need to be promoted and supported” and he found the audience response to be an encouraging inspiration to keep going with the initiative for many more years. There were enticing prizes this year for winners including a cash prize, trophy, gift certificate and college coupons courtesy of Education USA. They also received valuable recording time at Thomasso Studios from Thomas Van Nes as well as a massage and spa package from Relaxation Spa & Massage. To acquire a DVD recording of the performances contact Moss at 084 665 0562 or call the APIS office on 053 365 303.