The young people of Blessed Sacrament Church are organising a band competition as part of the parish’s year-end countdown celebration.

Battle of the Bands is open to all bands regardless of age, race or religion. The organisers have told CatholicNews that they want to “make use of this special event to evangelise and spread God’s love” by encouraging young people to bring along their non-Catholic friends.

Bands can perform their own compositions or song covers but heavy metal music and music with satanic themes are prohibited, the organisers said.

Registration for the competition is now open and ends on Oct 30.

A maximum of six people can form a band. Preliminaries are held on Dec 1 and 2.

The top six bands from the preliminaries to make it into the finals on Dec 31 will battle for the top three positions and prizes.

The competition is part of the Lodestar Countdown initiated by Blessed Sacrament Church’s youth to gather young people across parishes in Singapore to “praise God and thank Him for all the wonderful blessings He has showered upon us in year 2012”, according to the organisers.

The countdown will begin at 8 pm with praise and worship and will include prayer and dance performances.

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By Darren Boon
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