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Rockin' and Rollin' at the Library

A Rockus Maximus concert preview gives sample of good jives.

You're next Land O' Lakes.

If you wandered over to the juvenile section of the South Holiday Library Saturday, you would have been greeted with a live performances of rock, metal and hip-hop.

Four bands and one solo act were rocking at a preview performance for Rockus Maximus XV,  the Pasco County Library System's Battle of the Bands.

You can catch a preview concert at the Land O' Lakes Library on March 9 that will feature the other four bands that will be competing  at the main event.

In addition to performing, band members competed at the South Holiday  preview in a game of "Library Warrior," in which they were challenged to speed paint while dancing, drink coffee that they were told was brewed from meal worms (although it wasn't really) and other physical and mental challenges.

The four bands that played Saturday will meet again, along with the four other bands, for the main Rockus Maximus concert event on March 23. The four bands that played in the preview concert in Holiday were:

Members: Mat Henderson, Nicholas Almeida, Sean Wolsky, Tyler Wolsky, Kevin Linares

Members: Bobby Creighton, Kyle Godrich, Will Crowley, Isaa

Members: Derek Luna, Cameron Luna, Dylan Buckley, Nick Russell

Members: Michael Lindo, Lorenzo Lindo, Ben Kennet

Solo artist Introvert performed hip-hop between acts.

The Rockus Maximus XV competition accepted bands that have a majority of members who were under 21. The bands come from Pasco County and beyond.

The top winner of the main concert event will come away with $1,000 and 10 hours of free recording time at Morrisound Studio in Tampa.

There is also an online voting competition. The band who gets the most votes in the online competition will bring home a $500 gift card from Encore Music. A $250 card goes to the band with the second highest number of online votes.

To find out more about Rockus Maximus or to vote in the online competition, visit the battle’s homepage online.

The main battle takes place March 23, and Land O' Lakes and New Port Richey Patch editors will be among the judges.

New Port Richey Patch and Land O’ Lakes Patch are both sponsors of the events along with Rasmussen College, Morrisound Recording and Encore Music.

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