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Centennial Battle of the Bands Finals: The Antics, The Imprints, The Marquis, Blues X Five, Motifs, The Foundry Brass

During June of 1967, it’s announced that the Centennial Society of Greater Vic...
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Sat. July 1st 1967 Victoria's Spirit Square (in Centennial Square) (All Ages)
10:00am - 3:00pm  Doors at: 10:00am Free

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The Antics
from Victoria BC
circa 1967
The Imprints
from Victoria BC
circa 60s
The Marquis
from Victoria BC
circa 60s
Blues X Five
from Victoria BC
circa 1965 - circa 1969
Motifs
from Victoria BC
circa 60s
The Foundry Brass
from Victoria BC
circa 60s

Presented by:

A.F. of M.

Event Description

During June of 1967, it’s announced that the Centennial Society of Greater Victoria is giving the city’s pop music groups a chance to battle it out for centennial awards. The society, working in tandem with the city and the local American Federation of Musicians union, creates the Centennial Battle of The Bands. Semi finals with 20 bands were done in two rounds at Memorial Arena from 12:00 noon to 4:00pm on Saturday June 17 and 24 with the finals being held July 1st at Centennial Square. The day began with local group “The Foundry Brass” featuring keyboardist David Foster and bassist Valdemar (Valdy) Horsdal being introduced by Vancouver radio personality Fred Latremoille followed up with performances by The Antics, The Motifs (Gullivers Travels pulled out of the finals and were replaced by The Motifs), The Imprints, The Marquis and eventual winners Blues X Five (pronounced Blues By Five).

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Victoria's Spirit Square (in Centennial Square)
1 Centennial Square
Outdoor Venue
Capacity800
Open / Operational

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Centennial Battle of the Bands Finals: The Antics, The Imprints, The Marquis, Blues X Five, Motifs, The Foundry Brass @ Victoria's Spirit Square (in Centennial Square) Jul 1 1967 - Aug 16th @ Victoria's Spirit Square (in Centennial Square)

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