Studio 360's Battle of the High School Bands

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Hey, we love your band. Seriously. And we want to share it with the world.  Send your high school band’s best song to Studio 360’s Battle of the High School Bands. We’re teaming up with Andrew W.K. and Thao Nguyen to rock your summer.

Andrew W.K. and Thao NguyenOur esteemed judges:
Andrew W.K. and Thao Nguyen
(Ashley Eberbach/Nick Walker)

Whether you’re in school now, or graduated when “Blue Suede Shoes” was on the charts, upload your high school band’s best original song.  We’ll play some of our favorites on the show, talk with some of you about your band’s high points, and make a downloadable playlist of our favorites. Andrew and Thao will pick a winner and play a cover version of that band’s song.

→ Enter the contest below

Rock, soul, hip-hop, polka, qawwali, whatever your band played — but sorry folks, no marching bands.

DEADLINE: Submit your song by Sunday, July 21 at 11:59pm ET.

UPDATE 8/23: The winner of our challenge is "The River" by Bea, Rita & Maeve.

→ Listen to the song and hear Andrew and Thao's cover

→ Listen to all the entries

Thanks to everyone who shared their music with us!

Andrew W.K. and Thao talk with Kurt Andersen and kick off the contest:


→ STEP 1: Choose a song.

Your song must be an original — written entirely by you or someone else in your band, with no samples from other songs.  Covers will not be considered.

Here's Andrew W.K.'s high school band performing "My Destiny"


→ STEP 2: Upload your song here:

Send us your song via our SoundCloud Dropbox

In the Title of your song, make sure to tell us what year it’s from:

  • “My Destiny,” 1993

In the Description for your song, make sure to tell us:

By uploading your track, you are representing to us that you have the right to post it (every member of the band is okay with your doing so), and, if any members of your band are under 18, that each one has permission from a parent or guardian to do so.

You should also make sure to follow the SoundCloud Terms of Use.


→ STEP 3: Listen to and comment on other bands' tracks.

We’ll play some of our favorites on the show and give a shout-out to the winner.


Questions? Post them below or 
e-mail us.

Thanks for participating — rock on, people.