PoMo student wins Juno band battle

A Port Moody secondary student took the Battle of the Bands competition this month, scoring $25,000 in scholarships from the Nimbus School of Recording and Media in Vancouver.

Bukola Balogun, 16, won the grand prize — plus a $1,000 gift certificate from Tom Lee Music and tickets to the Juno Awards in Vancouver on March 25 — at the finale, held at The Roxy on March 5.

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Balogun was up against dozens of other high school musicians from around the Lower Mainland who played in weekly showcases last month — including the Terry Fox secondary band Earth of None, made up of Jordan Bischoff, Oliver Astren, Hayden Calder, Simon Holden and Jaden Bricker — in the lead up to the Junos on March 25.

As part of her win, Balogun will perform at on the Let’s Hear It! Live festival stage on March 24 at the Vancouver Art Gallery, an outdoor festival that also includes the MusiCounts StarBand with two Fox students. 

jcleugh@tricitynews.com

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