Nancy Almgren (Founder/Director)
Danny Mays (Assistant Director/Emcee)
After 17 incredible years, the Anne Arundel County High School Battle of the Bands has come to an end.
Citing increased logistical challenges in coordinating the various entities involved in this event, as well as the personal and professional commitments of our key staff, now is the time to wrap up what has been a truly incredible program. When Battle of the Bands was founded in 1999, it was our hope that it would simply expose residents to the talented teen musicians residing in all areas of Anne Arundel county. We could have never dreamed what it would one day become.
Producing Battle of the Bands annually was a significant time commitment, comprised of hundreds of volunteer hours between the two of us. This event was truly a labor of love for us and our team. We also could not have produced this show annually without the 50+ volunteers who took on other roles, closer to show time. We pride ourselves on the fact that our event could match up against any national event in the area, both from a branding and production standpoint. We also owe a debt of gratitude to the wonderful staff at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, for all of their help over the years, as well as the countless local and national businesses who stepped up as sponsors and advertisers.
On behalf of all of the musicians that have ever graced the stage and all of the staff that worked so hard to grow this program into what it became, we cannot thank all of you enough for all of your support, through the years. And to our Battle Alumni, we'll be waiting for our invite to The GRAMMYs when one of you makes it to the stage! We wish all of you the very best in all of your future musical endeavors.