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Pforte - Teen Battle of the Bands

The results are in and the winner chosen! 
Blue Mandala
Four bands competed and were judged by a panel of four stellar judges, who scored them as follows:

First Place:            Blue Mandala -- all-male trio from Pflugerville                   
Second Place:       The White Tree -- three guys & two gals from Austin
Third Place:           Hybrid Sounds -- all-male quartet from Pflugerville
Fourth Place:         Hayzel -- trio of brothers from Austin

We are grateful to these four judges who donated their time to the event:
Bill Bushey (guitarist, vice president of Austin Blues Society),
Skye Downing
(singer, past president of Austin Blues Society),
Scott French (drummer, percussion teacher), 
and Pitt Garrett (executive producer of Songwriters Across Texas)

We are also grateful to the following businesses who donated valuable prizes:

Strait Music       Songwriters Across TX            KLRU logo                    Guitar Center

  $100 gift card             $100 gift card to Rudy's BBQ    4 tickets to an ACL taping      4 hours of studio rehearsal time
First Place Prize               Second Place Prize                    Third Place Prize                        Fourth Place Prize

In addition, each band received a framed certificate denoting their placement in the competition. Each musician who played was given a goody bag filled with promotional items from the city of Pflugerville, a coupon for a free appetizer from Texas Roadhouse, a magnetic "Rock Star" photo frame, a "Rock Star" ribbon, and a cloth tri-fold wallet.

Catch "Blue Mandala" at 5 p.m. on October 18 in downtown Pflugerville.

Pforte What was in it for the bands?
In addition to being featured on PfTV and "best band" bragging rights, the winning band will perform for 15 minutes onstage at the Pflugerville Pfall Chili Pfest on Saturday, October 18, and receive a complimentary video from the city of Pflugerville featuring highlights of the Pforte competition, awards ceremony and special features from the band's Chili Pfest performance.

Official Contest Rules:  Read the Contest Rules here.


These four bands competed for the title on Sept. 6, 2014. These were their initial entry videos.


                    Blue Mandala - "Tell Me"                                                           Hayzel - "Hey Ya"


                   Hybrid Sounds - "Mercy"                                       The White Tree -- "Suffocating"


Questions?  Call 512-990-6113 or send an email to

Note: No public voting to determine the four finalists was necessary, as only four bands entered, and the finals, live event was designed to host four bands competing.