The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) has announced that Saline-based band, Undecided, has made it to the semi-finals round of this year’s SchoolJam USA, a national teen battle of the bands aimed at encouraging teens to play music and support their school music programs.
Now through Nov. 30, fans can vote daily for Undecided at www.schooljamusa.com. The band that gains the most votes will automatically receive $1,000 for the Saline High School music education program.
Undecided members include Samm Grigg, Brad Fischer, Grant Kalem, Samantha Steinbacher, Ryan Harrison and Max Kelley.
On November 17th, the band is hosting a social event at Saline’s teen center, The Fifth Corner, from 7-10 p.m. Attendance is free, and open to high school students.
If Undecided ranks among the top eight overall scores, determined by the public vote and a panel of music judges, they will proceed to the finals round where they will compete live against seven other bands in front of a judges panel of music professionals and hundreds of fans. The finals will be held during the NAMM Show, one of the largest musical products exhibitions in the world, on Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013, in Downtown Disney located in Anaheim, CA.
All of the eight finalist bands will receive prize money to purchase new gear for their band, as well as additional funding for their school music programs. The winning band will also travel to Europe next year to perform at the 2013 SchoolJam Germany finals in Frankfurt.
The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) is the not-for-profit association with a mission to strengthen the $17 billion music products industry and promote the pleasures and benefits of making music. NAMM's activities and programs are designed to promote music making to people of all ages. NAMM is comprised of approximately 9,000 Member companies located in more than 87 countries. For more information about NAMM or the proven benefits of making music, interested parties can visit www.namm.org, call 800-767-NAMM (6266) or follow the organization on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.