Thursday, 9th March, saw the running of the 18thOakhill Battle of the Bands. From nine bands, six finalists were chosen to play for the trophy and school yard bragging rights as the champion band. Bands with names like Margaret Thatcher and the Padlock Scheme, Daggy, Noon Shift, Ric’s Set, Weeks on End and Tepid Milk played for the crowd. A feature of the night was the spirited performances and something that is unique to Oakhill College, the requirement for original song content. The audience was in full voice for their favourite bands and the Mission Team did a roaring trade at the canteen. As the saying goes, however, all good things must end, and bands waited with baited breath as the judges scores were tallied. The top three bands were finally announced as Margaret Thatcher and the Padlock Scheme were placed 3rd, Noon Shift was 2nd, and the 2017 Champion Band was Tepid Milk (Tom Cavana, Luke Schwotzer, Elliot Marshall and Xavier Qasabian). Tepid Milk are deserved champions and will take their place in the pantheon of past winners.