IPR Students Judge Battle of the Bands

IPR Judges: (from left: Jordan Nanasy, Jose Rodriguez and Drew Toddy

Written By: Angela Zweers

The Institute of Production and Recording (IPR), College of Creative Arts returned this year to judge the Maple Grove Minnesota Parks and Recreation “Battle of the Bands” for teens.  Three bands from the region competed against one another on Friday, June 16th at the Town Green outdoor amphitheater.

The following bands participated in the 2017 competition:

  • Sons of Vengeance
  • Two Nine Youth
  • Hallucitania

“I think Battle of the Bands is a great event because it gives young individuals the opportunity to perform to the best of their abilities in a live setting; practice makes perfect,” said Jose Rodriguez, Battle of the Bands judge and student at IPR.


Battle of the Bands Winner Hallucitania and the IPR Judges

The 2017 Maple Grove Battle of the Bands Winner was Hallucitania who wowed the judges with humor, original music, and smooth song transitions! The band wins an eight hour recording session from an engineer at IPR’s Master Mix Studios in Minneapolis. IPR evaluated each band based on areas such as stage presence, originality, and technicality.

During Maple Grove Days, Hallucitania will have the opportunity to perform at the Town Green at 2 p.m. on July 15, 2017.

“It’s been pleasure to work with the community at the beautiful Town Greene the past few years.  We are happy to support, provide feedback, and shine light on these young adult’s musical talents!” said Angela Zweers, senior admissions representative at IPR.

IPR would like to thank Maple Grove Parks and Recreation Youth Outreach Coordinator Tanya Hilger for her continued collaboration with the event.

IPR’s Creative Media Arts Degrees:

  • Audio Production & Recording
  • Live Sound & Show Production
  • Music & Entertainment Business
  • Sound Design for Visual Media
  • Digital Video Media Production.

For more information on IPR, College of Creative Arts please visit www.ipr.edu.