York Rocks Bandfest 2012

This event featured bands from primary and secondary schools, York College and Access to Music, as well as last year’s winner of Best of the Bands Captain Zippy, and well-known York band, the Panda Cubs.

Director, Derek Warley, said, “Sadly, because of the current cutbacks, the council’s Best of the Bands is no longer running. We want to fill that gap by offering the opportunity for an even broader range of young people in York to showcase their talents in a large-scale venue. We want to show the wealth of talent that’s out there in schools and communities, from pupils in primary schools up to those just starting their professional musical careers."

Bandfest is an extension of the work that we do in our York Rocks summer school, and is a celebratory, rather than a competitive event.”