5 p.m. - Fynette Kulas Music Hall, Boesel Musical Arts Center
In-person registration opens at noon.
Join us as we bring together musicians from our conservatory, community and BW family for a day of spontaneous music making.

BW Band Scramble & Concert

October 15, 2017

In-person registration: 12 p.m.BW Band Scramble

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Concert: 5 p.m.
(Concert is free. Cash donations will be accepted to "vote" for your favorite band.)

Fynette Kulas Music Hall, Boesel Musical Arts Center

Join us as we celebrate the process of spontaneous music making!


Most music we listen to today is a final product, the result of planning, tweaking, recording, re-recording, production and distribution. We don’t often think about the process that goes into the radio-ready songs we hear on a daily basis.

What's a Band Scramble?

Band Scrambles come from the acoustically-rooted bluegrass music tradition. In the culture of bluegrass, the process of creating music is just as important as the final product, if not more.

BW's Band Scramble aims to celebrate the "process behind the music" by bringing together musicians from the conservatory, community and BW family for a day of spontaneous music making.

How does it work?

The names of participating musicians will be "scrambled" to create unique bands of diverse people. The musicians will spend the afternoon composing or covering a song of their choice, and will give a community performance in the evening. The performance will celebrate the unconventional makeup of the bands and the exciting process of creating music.

During the concert, each band will have a bucket where audience members can drop money to "vote" for their favorite band. All donations will go to the Community Music School.   

NOTE: The event is designed to promote spontaneous music making through the creation of random groups. Family participation is encouraged but not required. Participants under the age of 18, may choose to be placed in a group with their guardian. Please indicate that preference on the registration form. 

The BW Band Scramble is produced in partnership with the BW Community Music School and the BW Arts Management Association.

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