Valley bands battle it out

Malarcas performed ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ by Nirvana to open the night at the Valleys’ State High Schools Battle of the Bands 2024. Pictures: JACOB HAYDEN

The Valleys’ State High Schools Battle of the Bands filled Laidley State High School’s hall with music on Thursday night, 9 May.

Laidley SHS, Lockyer District High School and Toogoolawah State High School came together in celebration and competition after months of practice.

Guest adjudicator Sharon Gilbert awarded Toogoolawah State High School best concert band and best stage band.

The night also included several ensemble acts, a performance of ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ by the Malarcas, and a three-school ensemble performance of ‘Skyfall’ and ‘The Muppet Show Theme – Words and Music’ to cap off the night.