FREEHOLD - Young musicians from Monmouth County will be taking center stage in a few weeks in a battle of the bands. For the kids enrolled at Music University in Freehold, it's all about rock and roll as well as raising money for local charities.

Nine bands from the school will compete in this upcoming battle of the bands. The musicians range in ages from 8-18.

The three charities they chose to help are the Make-A-Wish-Foundation, Friends of Monmouth County Child Advocacy Center and The Pajama Program. The battle of the bands will be held at Pine Grove Day Camp in Wall Township on Nov. 5.