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Greyson Chance to Support School Music Programs
Teen pop star Greyson Chance has teamed up with the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) and singer/songwriter Shaun Barrowes to co-host and perform at the third annual SchoolJam USA finals event.
The event, which features a teen battle of the bands competition, will take place Jan. 21 in Downtown Disney in Anaheim, CA, and Chance expressed his feelings on supporting such a worthy cause.
"I am honored to be a part of a program with NAMM that is encouraging students to grow their musical talents," Chance said. "Music is such an important part of my life and I am very excited to help shine the spotlight on some new talent - it's important to me to support programs like SchoolJam USA and foster ongoing music education."
On Jan. 21, the top eight bands will perform for a panel of professional judges as well as fans for the honor of "Best Teen Band in the USA." The winning band will get to perform at the original SchoolJam festival in Frankfurt, Germany this spring, receive a music video recording session on the John Lennon Educational Bus and also receive cash prizes to purchase new music gear and support their school's music programs. For more on this event, visit. www.schooljamusa.com.