Mentoring by Bach to Rock, Hubbels Music School, School of Rock and The Music Cottage
Co-Hosted by Christine O’Leary and Richie Scarlet
MIDDLE SCHOOL FINALISTS:
Alien Paradox • Chappaqua, NY
Cottage Kids • Brewster, NY
Fortuna • Bedford Hills, NY
The best middle school and high school bands in the area perform on The Playhouse stage in front of a live audience, receive constructive critiques from music industry insiders and compete to win BandJam 2019! Judges include “American Idol” finalist, Kimberley Locke, I95’s Ethan Carey, Entourage Talent Agent Wayne Forte and multiplatinum producers/songwriters/musicians Aaron Accetta & Shep Goodman from Dirty Canvas Music.
This show will also feature a live performance by “The Emperor of Rock ‘n’ Roll,” Richie Scarlet, who has played with Ace Frehley of KISS, Mountain, Sebastian Bach, Alice Cooper Group, Charlie Gracie , Chubby Checker and many others.
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.
BRING YOUR USED INSTRUMENTS TO DONATE!
Kiwanis Club of Greater Danbury, a BandJam sponsor, will be collecting donated instruments for their Kiwanis is INSTRUMENTAL in Children’s Lives program at this show. The program works with local schools to refurbish these instruments so they can be used for children who cannot afford the rentals fees. Instruments in any condition will be accepted.
Check out the 2020 Nissan Altima All Wheel Drive on display outside The Playhouse, courtesy of Bruce Bennett Nissan.
Regular Tickets: $20 | Student Tickets: $15
with support from Teed & Brown
Barts Tree Service
Bruce Bennett Nissan
Moffly Media Evening of Art, Wine &
Sponsored by Atria Senior Living
Cohen and Wolf P.C.
powered by Xfinity
Doyle Coffin Architecture
Adam Broderick Salon & Spa
Series with support from Reliance Merchant Services
Barts Tree Service Comedy
Cohen and Wolf P.C. Movie Series
Pepsi Rock Series powered by Xfinity
Classes @ The Playhouse
HamletHub Community Events Series
Adam Broderick Salon & Spa Whole New You Series with support from Reliance Merchant Services