Teen Events & Programs

Loudoun Battle of the Bands 2021

Loudoun Battle of the Bands

Loudoun’s Battle of the Bands is a joint venture among PRCS, Loudoun Youth Inc. and the Loudoun County Youth Advisory Council (YAC). The decade-long competition supports YAC’s mission of for teens, by teens. It also provides a free platform for teen musicians to play for a live audience with professional sound mixing and constructive criticism by a panel of industry professionals serving as judges. 

During the first two battles, artists will be competing for first place, second place, fan favorite and soloist. The four winners from each night will compete at the final battle. Prizes are awarded to the winning acts. 

Dates & Locations

  • Battle # 1 -  January 21, 2022, Franklin Park Arts Center in Purcellville
  • Battle # 2 - February 25, 2022 , Franklin Park Arts Center in Purcellville
  • Final Battle - April 1, 2022, Tally Ho Theater in Leesburg

The Competition

Battle #1

  • HalfPace 
  • Em
  • Downe Lands 
  • Evan Harris
  • Antigravity
  • Sela Campbell
  • King Street
  • Nuclear Death Count

Battle #2

  • Na
  • Will Rose
  • Sheltered
  • Kennedy Dehlar
  • Purple Voyagers
  • Ben Demase
  • Ache Harvest 
  • Purple Haze


  • At least 71% of performers in ensemble acts must be in middle or high school. 
  • At least 25% of performers in ensemble acts must be Loudoun County residents. 
  • Students younger than 11 or older than 19 will not be permitted to compete.
  • Performers may register to compete as a soloists, vocalist, instrumentalist or DJ/producer.

COVID-19 Disclaimer

PRCS and Loudoun Youth Inc. follow pandemic guidelines and mandates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Commonwealth of Virginia and Loudoun County. We are currently planning for a live streaming event with limited in-person capacity. This is subject to change based on evolving safety guidelines for participants, audience and staff. Masks must be worn by artists, staff and audience members. Artists playing wind instruments will be allowed to remove their masks before performing.

  1. Forward Turn
  2. Teen Volunteers
  3. Youth Development
  4. Youth Advisory Council

Forward Turn is a youth-led charitable, grantmaking program that takes a “forward turn” to benefit communities in Fauquier and Loudoun Counties.  Forward Turn is a partner with Youth Advisory Council in Loudoun County and funded by the S. Murray and Mary H.C. Rust Student Philanthropy Project endowment of the Community Foundation for Loudoun and Northern Fauquier Counties. Forward Turn Youth Advisors consider applications that Strengthen Positive Lifestyles, Create United Communities, and Encourage Community Involvement in Loudoun and Fauquier Counties.  

Ideas for grants include initiatives that:

  • Address substance abuse and eating disorders in teens
  • Tutorial, mentoring, and educational support programs
  • Educate teen users about internet safety
  • Teach tolerance and anti-bullying to teens
  • Improve school attendance, reduce high-school drop out, and improve teen motivation
  • Demonstrate road safety and safe driving practices
  • Build meaningful links between youth, adults, and/or elderly
  • Abate teen pregnancy
  • Help with teen hunger, clothing, shelter, and poverty influences
  • Bring awareness and helpful programs for teen depression and suicide
  • Support programs that protect and preserve our environment


Visit the Community Foundation's Grant Seekers webpage to apply today. The deadline is February 4, 2022, by 5:00 p.m.

More Information

For more information, contact us by phone at 703-777-0343 or by email.