Contact: Wes Hagood
Pager: (703) 816-1193 44084 Saxony Terrace
Ashburn, VA 20147
By Chanz Returns to Countryside Concert Series
Friday June 21, 2002, at 7:00 PM, By Chanz will return for the second
time to give a performance at the summer Concerts in Countryside series.
By Chanz performs pop music fused with rap and laced with a tinge
of R&B. Last summer By Chanz
performed to a crowd of over 500 people and signed over 300 publicity pictures
for the kids who attended the concert. Their
return this summer will be marked by several new original songs written by
members of the group including Angel for Tonight, which won the
radio WIHT, HOT 99.5 "Mark Anthony's Big Break" talent contest in
April and Forgotten Memories which was recently recorded at Dark
Horse Studios near Nashville. They
will also perform their original standards, What, What Did I Say?
and, Beat of Your Heart, which won silver and gold awards in the
"Hip Hop" and "Pop" categories of the 18th Annual
Mid-Atlantic Song Contest in November 2001. The former song also won third place in the 2001 TEEN PEOPLE
magazine "Five Live Search" contest that was searching for the best
teen bands in the nation.
addition to several familiar cover tunes, By Chanz will also perform
other original songs such as More Than Friend, recorded last
November at 21 Street Studios in Northern Virginia and Get Your Story
Straight, a new original song written by Kelley Hagood, 19, a rising
sophomore at Middle Tennessee State University and the By Chanz
frontwoman. The other two members
of this talented trio are Sarah Luhrs, 16, and Lauren Samllwood, 15, both of
whom attend high school in Loudoun County.
the last year By Chanz has performed during the Philadelphia Music
Conference, Leesburg Flower and Garden Festival, the Reston Festival, and
SterlingFest. They also opened for
the nationally known R&B group City High at The Planet Club, Northern
Virginia's premiere teen nightclub in November 2001.
By Chanz' music has also been featured on Fox 5 Morning News, Loudoun
Channel 3, Reston Community TV Channel 8, and a Fairfax Channel 10 comedy show
called The Nooz.
sell CDs and logo tee shirts after the concert and sign free copies of their new
publicity photo. Bring a lawn
chair, picnic basket, and some cold drinks and enjoy an evening of contemporary
music underneath the stars.
This free concert will occur at the Parkway Grounds at 5 Algonkian Parkway in Sterling, VA. In the event of inclement weather, the concert will be moved inside to Algonkian Elementary School. For more information about the Countryside Concert Series, contact Margo Kerns at (703) 430-0715. To learn more about By Chanz, go to their website www.bychanz.com