Rock bands representing several Erie County high schools will take part in a concert sponsored by the BAND Against Bullying organization.

The bands will compete against each other in the concert at 7 p.m. next Tuesday in the Center for the Arts on the University at Buffalo’s North Campus in Amherst. The event is intended to raise community awareness of bullying-related issues and to raise support for anti-bullying education and legislation.

Judges will include Fred Jackson of the Buffalo Bills, former Buffalo Sabre Andrew Peters, and Janet Snyder and Nicholas Picholas from KISS 98.5 FM.

Tickets can be purchased at the door, and further ticket information is available at

Event sponsors include the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, UB, M&T Bank and AldoMedia.