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This year's Battle of the Bands gets beyond the usual rock

This year's Battle of the Bands gets beyond the usual rock

First, some pop punk. Then some R&B soul. Some shredding guitar, and a DJ mixing with live bands. Even saxophones. All of this played a role in the 17th annual Anne Arundel County High School Battle of the Bands on Saturday night. The contest started with the Forexes, featuring an upright bass and a marching drum band. Just minutes later, Rhemington broke into R&B and soul music, covering "Movin' Out" by Billy Joel. That's what host Danny Mays loves about the battle of the bands. "These two bands couldn't have been more different," he said. It allows the audience, Mays said, to hear every genre, every kind of music — and, of course, for...

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