Jammin Kids International Music Academy, a Member of NAMM, the trade association of the international music products association, announced today that applications are now being accepted by the association for its second annual SchoolJam USA competition in search of the “Best Teen Band in America.”
Just in time for back-to-school, teen bands have the chance to showcase their talent beyond their garage jam sessions by entering the second annual national SchoolJam USA competition. Beginning today, middle and high school teens, who aspire to be discovered by music industry professionals, have a passion for music, and want to help promote the significance of their schools’ music programs, can enter the SchoolJam USA competition at www.schooljamusa.com.
This battle of rising stars is produced by NAMM, the not-for-profit association of the international music products industry, and its promotional sponsors MENC: the National Association for Music Education, SchoolJam Germany, Music For All, Drum Corps International, the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus, Vans Warped Tour and Channel One News. The competition highlights quality musical teen talent, gathers students to support music and the arts, and promotes active participation in school music programs. Teen musicians between the ages of 13 and 19, with the majority of band members currently registered in a middle or high school in the United States, and are in an unsigned band, are eligible to participate and apply before the OCT. 15, 2010 DEADLINE. Bands can perform any genre of music but the song must be original content or designated as “public domain.” To view full competition rules and regulations, and for information about how to apply, visit www.schooljamusa.com.
Semi-finalists will be chosen and names will be posted on the SchoolJam USA website on Nov. 1, 2010, and online voting will be open to the public that day until Nov. 30, 2010. On Jan. 15, 2011, the top 10 finalists will take the big stage in Anaheim, Calif. during the world-famous NAMM Show in front of a panel of professional judges and hundreds of fans for the chance to take the title of Best Teen Band in the USA. The winning band will walk away with the grand prize trip of a lifetime to perform at the original SchoolJam festival in Frankfurt Germany, as well as receive a private music video recording session on the John Lennon Educational Bus, $1,000 towards the purchase of new gear and $5,000 for their school music program.
“This is a wonderful chance for our local teen musicians to gain recognition for their talents,” said Diane Stockton-Breese, President & CEO. “Jammin’ Kids supports this national competition, especially at a time when school music education programs are being cut across the country. Studies have proven that children and teens experience many academic and social benefits by playing music. This is a great opportunity for local kids and schools on so many levels.”
Jammin’ Kids International Music Academy provides music instruction for kids of ALL ages in a variety of instruments, including voice. It is also the Weston areas largest music retailer. This year it is celebrating its 15 year anniversary serving Western Broward County. Contact 954-389-5899 or JamminKids@JamminKidsWeston.com