The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) has announced that Rooftop Manor of North Bellmore has advanced to the online Semi-Finals round of the 2010-2011 SchoolJam USA teen battle of the bands competition.
Starting Nov. 1, Rooftop Manor will be featured along with 47 other teen bands from across the United States at www.schooljamusa.com, where people from the general public are encouraged to vote for their favorite band. Online voting will run through Nov. 30, and 10 finalist bands will be announced Dec. 5.
The nationwide contest, sponsored by NAMM, is designed to encourage teen bands across the United States to demonstrate their musical talents and enjoy the many proven benefits of making music.
If Rooftop Manor is voted as one of the 10 finalists, it will be invited to perform live along with nine other band finalists at the SchoolJam USA Finals, held during the NAMM Show, one of the largest musical products exhibitions in the world, on Saturday, Jan. 15, 2010, in Downtown Disney located in Anaheim, Calif.
Reinforcing the competition's mission to encourage active music making among teenagers, all of the 10 finalist bands will receive prize money to purchase new gear for their band from a local NAMM Member music products retailer of their choice, as well as additional funding for their school music programs. The winning band will also travel to Europe next year to perform at the 2011 SchoolJam Germany finals in Frankfurt.