Florida Tech’s WFIT Seeking Garage Bands for Contest

Winner Will Receive Recording Session, Radio Appearance, Concert Slot

MELBOURNE, FLA. — WFIT 89.5 FM is looking for the next great garage band.

Florida Tech’s radio station is once again inviting area bands to enter its annual Garage Band Contest. To participate, bands must film a new video of themselves performing an original song in a garage. The video, no longer than 5 minutes, should then be uploaded to YouTube, with the link included on the required contest entry form. No other method of entry submission will be accepted.

The entry form is available at www.wfit.org. The deadline to enter is 5 p.m. Friday, March 6.  

The song performed in the garage must be original, but any genre of music – including rock, reggae, hip-hop, funk, jazz, blues, country, bluegrass – is allowed. The videos will be judged on musical quality/appeal, originality, and stage presence/charisma.

The winning band will be announced at 12:10 p.m. March 20 on WFIT 89.5 FM.

Later, the winning band will be interviewed by “Sound Waves” host Todd Kennedy on WFIT and perform its winning song in the WFIT Performance Studio, with the recording to be aired on WFIT at a later date. Additional prizes include a performance at the 2020 WFIT Sonic Waves Music Festival on Saturday, April 4, at Intracoastal Brewing Company in Melbourne’s Eau Gallie Arts District.

The Garage Band Contest is sponsored by Space Coast Tourism Development Council and Brevard Cultural Alliance.


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