BandJam Story

OUR STORY

Who says you have to be an adult to make a difference?

After learning that the not-for-profit Ridgefield Playhouse was struggling in 2009, three Ridgefield boys wanted to do something to help.  In 2010, Cole Butchen, Michael Rosamilia and Tucker Hearon created a benefit event called “Ridgefield BandJam” for not only Ridgefield students, but all area High School and Middle School students in bands that rock!

Under Playhouse leadership, the three boys spread awareness of BandJam and witnessed its growth over the years. BandJam has raised over $100,000 since its inception.  When the three founders went off to college, the torch was passed to local students Paige Hearon, Will Rosenthal and Austin Steitzel.  Today, BandJam continues to be guided by an amazing group of community-minded kids.

BandJam continues in 2019 with area bands submitting original and/or cover song recordings for consideration by a panel of BandJam judges.  The competition kicks into high gear on Monday, October 28 and Tuesday, October 29 when Semi-Finalist bands compete in live tryouts at The Ridgefield Playhouse.  Following the semi-final competition, Finalist bands are selected to compete in the Finals at 4:00 PM on Sunday, November 24 at The Ridgefield Playhouse!

On behalf of the BandJam team, we thank you for your support!

100% OF ALL PROCEEDS FROM BANDJAM SUPPORT THE RIDGEFIELD PLAYHOUSE.

 

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