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Teen bands have the chance to showcase their talent by entering NAMM’s fourth annual SchoolJam USA, a national teen battle of the bands.Teen bands have the chance to showcase their talent by entering NAMM’s fourth annual SchoolJam USA, a national teen battle of the bands. The competition highlights teen music talent, gathers students in support of the arts, provides funding for school music programs and promotes active participation in school music programs. Unsigned teen musicians between the ages of 13 and 19, with the majority of band members registered in a U.S. middle or high school, are eligible to participate. Online entry for bands is open from until Oct. 26, 2012.

All finalists will receive prize money to purchase new gear and funds for their local school music programs to purchase needed instruments from local NAMM Member music stores. The winning band will walk away $1,000 toward the purchase of new gear and $5,000 for the winner’s school music program.

To learn more, check www.schooljamusa.com.



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