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Velocity 2010 Spring Showcase Application Form

The following are due WEDNESDAY, January 6th, 2010 by 4:00pm:

 Application completed and signed by ALL band members
 $50 non-refundable entry fee
 Promo pic (.jpeg if possible)
 copy of lyrics to songs to be performed & a demo of at least 1 song (CD, mp3 or link)1

Must mail or hand deliver application/contents to:

Brian Drinkwine
New Life Community Church
8155 W Thunderbird Rd
Peoria, AZ 85381

No late applications will be accepted, no exceptions.

There will be three categories/genres for entry:

1) Rock/Indie (Jan29th)
2) Hard Rock (Feb 5th)
3) Other (Feb 12th)

 2 bands/artists will be selected from each category to perform as finalists on February 19th.
 All rounds will begin promptly at 6pm at New Life Community Church in the Student Ministries
 All band/artists are required to attend a meeting January 26th at 6:00pm at New Life Community
Church in the Student Ministries Building.

Please read this document thoroughly and fill out clearly.

Band: _________________________________________________________________
Name of Contact: ________________________________________________________
Phone Number: (__ __ __) __ __ __ - __ __ __ __ E-mail: ________________________
Address: _______________________________________________________________

Band Members:

1. ________________________________________ Email: __________________________

2. ________________________________________ Email: __________________________
3. ________________________________________ Email: __________________________
4. ________________________________________ Email: __________________________
5. ________________________________________ Email: __________________________
6. ________________________________________ Email: __________________________
7. ________________________________________ Email: __________________________

Additional members may be added on the back

Circle the category you intend to compete in:

Rock/Indie Hard Rock Other

Lyrics and links to music can be emailed to briandrinkwine@nlcc.org
Velocity 2010 Spring Showcase Rules and Regulations


 All group members must read and sign Rules and Regulations. Failure to abide by these
statements will result in the disqualification of the entire group involved. No exceptions.
o All finalists will be awarded $100 each
o Overall winner will be awarded $500 as well as a single day of free recording time in a
professional studio.
o Additional awards will be offered throughout the contest.
 Applications, fees, demos, and lyric content are due by Wednesday, January 6th at 4:30 PM to
New Life Community Church (8155 W Thunderbird Rd, Peoria, AZ 85381). Late applications will
not be accepted, no exceptions.
 Each band/artist must submit one demo tape/CD/MP3 link and lyric content as part of their
application by the given deadline. Demos will not be returned.
 Bands/artists must be between the ages of 12 and 21 years old.
 This event is open to amateurs only. For the purpose of this contest, an amateur is somebody
without a major-label recording contract who makes less than half their annual income by
 Bands/artists will be selected to participate in the contest by a selection committee through
Velocity by Friday, January 15th.
 Doors will open at 5:45pm and performances will begin at 6:00pm sharp.


 A stage manager will be present the night of each event. All bands/artists must cooperate and
support all decisions made by the stage manager. Failure to comply will affect the bands/artists’
“Cooperation with Contest Officials” score.
 All bands/artists are allowed to use the house drum kit. If a band/artist chooses to use their own
kit, the band/artist is responsible for safely and effectively placing the house drum kit back on the
stage at the conclusion of their performance and within their allotted time period. Failure to do
this can result in disqualification.
 On the day of the performance, band members must be dressed in clothing free from
obscenities, drugs, alcohol, sex, or any other subject matter not suitable for a family audience.
 Bands/artists are responsible for their own food and drinks the night of their performance(s). A
green room will NOT be provided.

 Entries must be completed in English, but the band may perform their songs in any language.
 The use of profanity and/or abusive language will not be tolerated will be turned off.
 Fires, pyrotechnics, fog machines, etc. are not allowed.
 Bands must not exceed a 120-decibal volume measured from the sound booth. Bands are
strongly encouraged to mic amps to the house system. This will help prevent volume
 Disorderly conduct by one member will result in the disqualification of the entire group. This
includes, but is not limited to:
o Alcohol use
o Drug use
o Stage Diving
o Body Passing
o throwing objects
o damaging equipment and/or property of New Life or other contestants
o In addition, inciting these behaviors will also result in disqualification.
 No band applicant will be allowed to vote on any of the participating bands.
 Order of performance at the competition will be determined by random draw at 5:00pm on the
night of each round. Time requests will be considered, but no time slots are guaranteed, and if
you enter, you need to be available at any time. All bands/artists must be present on the day of
their competition at 5:00pm at New Life Community Church.
 Each band/artist will be allotted 45 minutes to setup, play, and tear down. This time includes a
basic sound check. Failure to setup, play, and tear down within the allotted time will result in
disqualification. No exceptions. Each band/artist must be present in the staging area, equipment
in hand, 30 minutes prior to their showtime.
 A “sound check” includes ensuring that all instruments are plugged in and operating correctly. It
is the responsibility of the band/artist to cooperate with the sound engineer for the mix. If the
band chooses to spend extra time perfecting their mix, this time is deducted from their
performance time. In other words, the 45 minute time slot will not be extended for the
band/artist’s sound preference.
 A maximum of one cover song will be allowed during each performance.
 A Velocity panel of judges will be present for each round to determine the winners of each
category and those who qualify for the final round. They will judge the bands/artists on the
following categories:
1. Crowd presence/participation
2. Musicality (song quality and originality)
3. Stage performance
4. Support of other bands/artists (encouragement earns points, discouragement and trash
talk will count against one’s score)
5. Sound volume and clarity
6. Appearance
7. Stage Attitude and Enthusiasm
8. Time Management
9. Band/artist Synchronization
10. Cooperation with contest officials
 In the case of a tie in score, ties will be broken by the top overall score in the first three
categories. If there is still a tie, the tie will be broken by a crowd vote.
 The winner will be announced immediately after the votes have been calculated.
The undersigned members agree not to encourage or promote such activity which can lead to injuries,
damages, or losses. If the band encourages or promotes such activities they must defend, indemnify and
hold harmless New Life Community Church, its officers, trustees, agents, employees, members, and
students, from and against all claims, lawsuits, proceedings (Administrative or otherwise), losses,
penalties, damages, costs, charges and other expenses of every kind, including reasonable attorneys’
fees and litigation expenses which may arise by reason of injuries, including death or property damage,
incurred during the bands’ performance.

All bands agree to have their name, voice, and/or likenesses used in any advertising or broadcasting
material relating to this contest without any compensation or rights to royalties for such use. Band
members are responsible for the security of their equipment and the event organizers cannot be held
liable for any lost, damaged, or stolen equipment.

I have read and understand the above statements. Failure to abide by these terms will result
in the disqualification of the entire entry. Agreed and consented to:

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