Students battle it out for Christian concert

STUDENTS from Sidmouth and Ottery schools will be competing in a battle of the bands contest with the winners going on to perform at a Christian concert in the summer. As part of the 1,100 anniversary of the diocese of Exeter, a concert has been arranged

STUDENTS from Sidmouth and Ottery schools will be competing in a battle of the bands contest with the winners going on to perform at a Christian concert in the summer.

As part of the 1,100 anniversary of the diocese of Exeter, a concert has been arranged in Sidmouth on June 20 in Connaught Gardens, with a number of Christian bands performing.

But on the line-up there will also be four young bands - two from Sidmouth College and two from The King's School.

Students will be going head-to-head in the battle of the bands style competition which will be held at the schools in April.


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Reverend Dave Brown, who is arranging the events, said: "We have also organised 'rock school' workshops to be held at the schools on the same day as the battles.

"We thought it would be a good idea to involve the local schools as we hope to attract a lot of young people to the summer concert."

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Preparations are underway for the anniversary celebrations and Reverend Brown is hoping between eight and ten bands will be performing.

Bishop Bob Evens of Crediton, who will be spending a week in the Sidmouth denery, will be the guest of honour at the event.

Reverend Brown added: "All of the artists will be interviewed and we will also have quizzes. We hope it will be a very successful and fun day.

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