10th Annual Battle of the Bands!

This year’s battle of the bands concert features an eclectic lineup of local musical acts with a Beatles theme for 2015!  Six Maine-based bands will be competing for the title of Best Bus Band 2015. Trekkapalooza is a chem-free event open to all ages. Doors at 6:30pm, show at 7pm.

Judging the competition will be Judging the competition will be Oceanside East Principal Renee Thompson, Oceanside East teachers Sue Bragg and Ian Carey, and Oceanside High School students Jordon Carpenter and Leila Chammas. Thank you to Alayna Joyce for our 2015 poster, T-shirt, program and logo design!

This TREKKAPALOOZA  fundraiser has been a crucial source of income for Trekkers in large part thanks to the generous donations from the community.




Fading Dawn was born in the late fall of 2011. The members came from different backgrounds and previous bands that were broken up to form a band to conquer the rock and roll industry. A few lineup changes occurred, but the modern lineup consists of Dylan Hitz (lead vocals/rhythm guitar), Alex Winn (lead guitar/backing vocals), Jordan Roubinek (bass/backing vocals/keyboard) and Tyler Bilodeau (drums). The members work hard to impress the fans, and have been working hard for a long time. As well as working to get in the Maine music scene, the members work through high school. They were finalists in the 2014 MAMM SLAM battle of the bands, consisting of ten high school bands in preliminaries and six in the finals. They have played a number of shows throughout the Camden/Rockport Maine area, but have also branched out to Portland and other faraway places. In 2014, a couple members were interviewed by Pen Bay Pilot for an article about them and the MAMM SLAM. Fading Dawn has played at various places including the Bayside Bowl, Asylum, Bridge Street Tavern, The Worcester Palladium, Harvest Hoot Festival, and more. They are influenced by other great bands such as Rush, Avenged Sevenfold, Green Day, Metallica, Bon Jovi, and many more.



Galactic Seagulls is a band of sophomores, juniors and seniors from Oceanside High School East. They are making their debut performance at Trekkapalooza! Though of a young age, their band’s knowledge goes far, and they work together to decide their music and instrument orientation. Reagan is the newest member of the band, but has been a long-time friend. Their friendship is what keeps this band together. The band consists of André with lead guitar, Max on bass, Zack as drummer, and Reagan on lead vocals. With other friends coming through and helping them out, their band has prevailed through the trials and tribulations of high school. They prefer older songs generally from 60s through 80s, consisting of classic rock and blues. They are very excited to be taking part in Trekkapalooza!



J-Dawg and the Hounds is returning from their 2009 Trekkapalooza performance. This band consists of former Oceanside teacher and ceramic artist Richard Alfred Johnson, along with Peter Carriveau, Michael McGuire, colleague Mike Miller  and his son, Max Miller.



Just Teachers was founded in May of 2008 among staff members at CRMS and the name was born in the early days of the band. They were rehearsing in the Industrial Technology room at Camden-Rockport Middle School one day after school and were overheard by some students who were curious about the sound resonating in the halls. One student entered the room asking, “Where is that music coming from?” found us and answered, “Oh, it’s just teachers.” Since its inception, there have been many different musicians who have played with the group, most notably John Dow and Nick Blais. Three of the founding members are still with the band: Adam Bullard (vocals and the occasional guitar), Matt Smith (vocals, electric, and acoustic guitar), and Ian McKenzie (keyboards). In 2012, Piet Lammert (drums and vocals) joined the group. Lucas Benner became the full-time bassist for the band in 2013. They are, in fact, all educators. Adam teaches Elementary/Middle School Math, Ian is a Technology Integrator/Instructor, Lucas teaches High School Science, and Matt and Piet are Assistant Principals.



Ladies and gentlemen, it’s Hologram! The band consists of Lexi and Fiona Smith and Lyra Kalajian. Lexi is a 13-year-old 8th-grader from Appleton Village School. She has been playing guitar since age five. Lexi enjoys playing guitar, playing ukulele, and incessantly vocalizing. Fiona is an 11-year-old 6th-grader from Appleton Village School. She has been playing ukulele since age five. She enjoys art (mostly working with clay) and playing her ukulele. Lyra, on keyboards, is in 7th grade at Camden-Rockport Middle School. She has played piano since age six. Lyra loves singing and playing field hockey. They hope you enjoy the show!!



Something in the Water is a power trio band from Rockland, Maine, with special guest vocals (including the legendary vocals from Annette Young). The members met at Rock Harbor open mic in October 2014 and have been playing together ever since. Something in the Water has quickly become one of those bands that people just want to hear more and more from! Be looking for these guys as they are already making an impact in the local scene.

Somebody put three guys in a bucket. Brought that bucket onto a boat. Then threw the bucket into the water…now there is something in the water.

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Show Dates & Times:

3/27/15 - Friday

7:00 pm,

$10/Advance; $12/Door. Advance tickets are available at the Trekkers office, by calling 207-594-5095, or online at:

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