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The entry deadline for the ROCK THIS! teen battle of the bands, presented by Forsyth Technical Community College during Rock the Block Remix, has been extended to Aug. 31. The contest is open to any band whose members are in high school or middle school.
Competing bands will have 15 minutes to play up to three songs at the 2012 Rock the Block Remix, to be held Saturday, Sept. 22, in downtown Winston-Salem. The winning band will receive a $500 cash prize.

Bands should have no more than six members and should play some form of rock music, be it modern rock, alternative rock, indie rock, country rock, or punk rock.

Competing bands will be organized into preliminary rounds that will play during the day. The winners of the preliminary rounds will play in a final round at 5 p.m. to determine the winner.

Entering bands must submit three songs, a band photo, and parental consent forms for musicians 17 or younger. Complete rules, forms and submission details are at

Entries can be mailed or hand-delivered and must be received by Aug. 31. For more information, send an e-mail to Jennifer John at


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