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Song selected as
semi-finalist in national song contest
LAX Girl-LAX World, the first song ever recorded about lacrosse, was recently selected as a
semi-finalist in the Great
American Song Contest. The
song tells the story of a girl’s lacrosse game from the players point of view.
It captures the excitement and intensity of the game and the passion that
girls have for the sport.
chorus selection—original lyric—solid composition,” said the song contest.
Although the officials or judges of the national song contest loved the
song, the song was very controversial among some in the lacrosse community.
Elaine Knobloch, who works for the Washington Lacrosse Umpires
Association, said she was “concerned about the two lines involving the
referees. She was referring to the
couplet that says:
Referees upset, hey-ey, she carded
You’d think an aggressive play-ay, was the original sin
seemed that the song was making the referees the bad guys and they definitely
are not, said Knobloch.” And
Hagood agreed saying “the officials are always the goods guys. However, the
lyrics of the song deal more with the ‘feelings experienced by the player on the inside’ and are not meant to advocate any untoward action
outwardly on their part.” He also
added, “I have seen players behave in an unsportsman-like manner when they do
not agree with the official’s call, but personally believe they should always
comply with it, no matter how they feel on the inside.”
songs were submitted by songwriters from around the world for judging by such
national songwriting experts as Pat Pattison of Berklee College of Music.
One third of the songs were entered in the rock category alone.
Girl was entered in the rock category because the song really rocks,”
said Hagood. Hagood manages the
teen female vocal group, By Chanz,
who recorded LAX Girl, its first cassette single released in January 2000.
By Chanz recently completed a spring
tour performing their first cassette single LAX
Girl, other original songs, and selected top 40 hits at holiday
festivals, sporting events, and restaurants throughout Maryland and Virginia.
They performed for more than 2,100 fans and received very positive
By Chanz released LAX Girl while working
with Ernesto Phillips, President of Longevity Records and the independent
producer who helped launch the careers of other talented vocalists such as Toni
Braxton (Arista Records), the Braxton Sisters (WEA/Atlantic), and Kimberly Scott
(Columbia Records). By
Chanz is also working with Phillips to develop a demonstration tape to
showcase their vocal abilities in hopes of landing a record contract with a
major label. By
Chanz recently recorded three original love songs entitled Beat
of Your Heart, Love's
Deeper Than An Ocean, and I
cassette copy can be purchased directly from the group by sending a $5.00 check
made payable to By Chanz to:
(c/o Wes Hagood)
44084 Saxony Terrace
Ashburn, VA 21047
By Chanz recently performed at The
Planet Club, a teen nightclub in Chantilly, VA on December 8th and 9th
and at First Night Leesburg on December 31st, 2000.
By Chanz will perform at the
Upper Room in Leesburg on February 10th at 8:30 PM and at the
Leesburg Flower and Garden Festival on April 21, 2001 at 1:00 PM.
On February 6th they will videotape several original songs for
Fairfax TV Channel 10 that will air on the NOOZ show, a local Saturday Night
Live-type comedy show, over the next several months.
To learn more about By Chanz, and see additional photographs, go to their web page www.bychanz.com