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2019 Naperville Battle of the Bands Entries Due April 23

Rock bands from Naperville high schools invited to apply for entry in May 10 event

Naperville high school student rock bands are invited to apply for a spot in the Naperville Park District Youth Ambassadors’ 16th annual Battle of the Bands contest. The event will take place from 4:30-8:00 p.m. on Friday, May 10 at the Community Concert Center in Central Park, located at 104 E. Benton Ave. 

Applications and a demo recording via a YouTube link or on a CD or flash drive must be received by 9:00 p.m. on Tues., April 23 to be considered. The application form can be accessed online at http://www.napervilleparks.org/battleofthebands. Bands can email their entries to Fred Gusel at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or mail them or drop them off to Fred Gusel at Fort Hill Activity Center, located at 20 Fort Hill Drive. The mailing address is:

Fred Gusel

Naperville Park District

20 Fort Hill Drive

Naperville, IL 60540

 

Applicants will be notified on or before April 26 about whether their band has been selected as a finalist for the 2019 Battle of the Bands.

The first place winner will perform at Ribfest at a time to be determined and will advance to the Illinois Park District Association’s Regional Battle of the Bands with a chance to perform at the Illinois State Fair in Springfield.

The Youth Ambassadors is a group of high school students who work with the Naperville Park District to plan community-wide special events for teens each year.


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Stacey Fontechia Sales and Sponsorship Manager at 630-848-3575 or at sfontechia@napervilleparks.org.

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Funds raised through the Naperville Parks Foundation support the Naperville Park District’s Fee Assistance Program. The Naperville Parks Foundation supports the recreation needs and desires of the residents of Naperville – encouraging health and wellness, fitness, family time, and fun. The Foundation supports the mission of making recreation of all kinds accessible to everyone across the community, regardless of socioeconomic circumstances.

On Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2011 Naperville Park District officials heard the good news for which they have been waiting for many months: the District has achieved national accreditation through the National Recreation and Parks Association (NRPA).

The decision was announced at the NRPA national conference in Atlanta following a formal hearing before the Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies (CAPRA).

Naperville is only the second park district in Illinois to earn this distinction and the 104th nationally accredited agency in the nation; there are more than 10,000 recreation agencies in the United States. The Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies accredits a handful of park agencies each year that have completed a multi-step process involving a self-review by the agency, a site visit, and an evaluation and formal report by the Commission.

“We are extremely proud to bring this honor to Naperville,” said Park District Executive Director Ray McGury. “It’s an affirmation of our high standards and also an encouragement to continue bringing high quality recreation and parks experiences to our community.”

The Park District’s accreditation process began approximately one year ago and included an extensive self-evaluation by staff and a 5-day visit from CAPRA reviewers this past July. Maintaining the accreditation requires annual reports and 5- and 10-year reviews.

Park District staff members noted that the CAPRA process has helped them see the big picture, focus on long term goals and plans, review plans more regularly, organize documents so that they are accessible and useable, and collaborate more effectively with other departments and outside organizations.

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