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March 29, 2005 > Fremont Chamber Now Auditioning for Festival of the Arts Bands

Fremont Chamber Now Auditioning for Festival of the Arts Bands

by Cindy Bonior

The Fremont Chamber of Commerce is accepting audition tapes from Tri-City and Bay Area community bands to perform at the Annual Fremont Festival of the Arts on Saturday, August 6 and Sunday, August 7. Up to 15 bands will be chosen by the Festival of the Arts Committee to perform at the festival on three community stages.

"We are pleased to have the opportunity to showcase local talent," said Jim Douglas of Prime Time Entertainment, entertainment agent for the Fremont Festival of the Arts. "Many popular groups have their roots in the East Bay and began their careers by playing venues like the Fremont festival."

From country and smooth jazz to Latin rhythm and rock/pop, the music at the festival usually is as diverse as the preferences of the visiting public. Every year thousands of young children, adults, and older guests stop by the three stages along the four-mile stretch of the festival booths and always cheer local performers.

To qualify, band member(s) need to reside in the Tri-City or Bay Area. Audition tapes must be received no later than Friday, May 20 in order to be considered. This is a non-paid opportunity for performers to reach thousands of listeners. Tapes may be sent to Cindy Bonior , Fremont Chamber of Commerce, 39488 Stevenson Place, #100, Fremont, CA 94539. Bands will be notified by May 31 of their participation, and a listing of the bands will be posted to the festival website at Bands will be chosen based upon their broad appeal to audiences and appropriateness to the festival and its audience.

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