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BandJam 2019 Submission Deadline

Monday
Oct
21
2019

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Presented by: Mountain Dew

Xfinity Family Series

Sponsored by Kiwanis Club of Greater Danbury & The Calzone Case Company

HOW IT WORKS OFFICIAL RULES BAND ENTRY FORM

About the Artist

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: OCTOBER 21
LIVE TRYOUTS: OCTOBER 28 & 29

Mentoring by Bach to Rock, Hubbels Music School and School of Rock

The BandJam competition will continue in 2019 with local area bands submitting their original and/or cover song recordings. On November 24, things heat up when finalist bands perform on The Playhouse stage before a live audience and face a panel of judges including “American Idol” finalist Kimberly Locke, I95’s Ethan Carey and others!

The Ridgefield Playhouse BandJam competition is open to area Middle School and High School bands. You do not need to attend Ridgefield Schools to participate. Bands will be grouped in two categories: High School (grades 9-12) & Middle School (grades 8 and below)

HOW TO SUBMIT YOUR ENTRY

Email the following to be received by October 21, 2019 to: RidgefieldBandJam@nullgmail.com.

  • Completed Band Entry Form
  • MP3 file of the band performing one song in 2019 (live performance, rehearsal or studio recording).
  • YouTube link (public or private) to a video of the band performing one song in 2019 (live performance or rehearsal).

NOTE AT LEAST ONE OF THE SUBMITTED SONGS MUST BE A COVER (ONE MAY BE AN ORIGINAL COMPOSITION).  ALL ENTRIES MUST BE RECEIVED NO LATER THAN OCTOBER 21, 2019.

IMPORTANT: Recordings and songs performed must not be defamatory, or obscene, and may not include profanities as determined by the judges. Any such entries will be disqualified.

WE STRONGLY RECOMMEND SUBMITTING YOUR BEST QUALITY RECORDINGS.

Sponsors will not acknowledge any entry not meeting all entry requirements (including a parent or legal guardian’s signature) and will disqualify those entries.

LIMIT ONE ENTRY PER MUSICIAN/BAND/CATEGORY. In other words, a musician can only play with one band in the High School or Middle School category.

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.

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

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