The Chippewa Chapel Traveling Guitar Circle and Musicians Network is gearing up for the next Band Scramble, to be held Saturday, August 29, 2009 at Off Broadway in South St. Louis. The Band Scramble was an event started at Frederick’s Music Lounge. As in previous scrambles, musicians are invited to sign up for random assignment into a brand new band. Each band will have 5 members: guitar, bass, drums, vocals, and the catch-all category “other”. Signups have concluded and the bands are dilligently rehearsing. The bands will have just over three weeks to compose and learn three original songs. The showdown will happen at Off Broadway on August 29th. Tickets are $10, $13 if you're under 21. Show time is at 9pm with doors opening at 7:30.
In an effort to ensure that St. Louis’s local music scene will never fade away, the hosts of the Chippewa Chapel want to use the proceeds from the Band Scramble to send kids to rock band camp. The last Band Scramble raised enough money to provide scholarships to four young musicians. They hope to beat that record this time.
I'll be participating this year, playing drums and percussion for Band #5 (we don't have a name yet). This is going to be a lot of fun. Who knows? There could be some cool bands that come out of this. Hope to see you there.