The NAMM Foundation and Disney Channel today launched “Disney’s High School Musical: The Music in You Grant Program” that will allow for middle and high schools across the United States to apply for a grant to put on their own school stage production of Disney’s High School Musical. This public affairs initiative utilizes the popularity of the High School Musical movies and the licensed amateur theater adaptation of it to encourage kids to get involved in music and the arts.
NAMM, the trade association of the international music products industry, announced today that in conjunction with back-to-school season, many organizations around the nation have joined the SupportMusic Coalition as a way to advocate on behalf of music education in their local schools.
NAMM, the trade association of the international music products industry, will host its NAMM University Sessions at Music China in Shanghai in October, providing a unique forum for education and information exchange for the music products industry in Asia.
NAMM, the trade association of the international music products industry, announced today that it will run six televised public service announcements during the broadcast of the Drum Corps International (DCI) World Championships, which will air on ESPN2 on Sept. 5, 2007, at 10 p.m. Eastern Time/7 p.m. Pacific Time.
The NAMM Foundation sponsored a week of music lectures and events this week at the Chautauqua Institution to support the association’s dedication to communities and organizations making more music.
NAMM, the trade association of the international music products industry, today announced the election of its 2007–2008 Executive Committee. The election denotes a change in NAMM's volunteer leadership with Chip Averwater, chairman of Amro Music Stores, taking over for outgoing NAMM Chairman Dennis Houlihan. The election results were as follows:
NAMM, the trade association of the international music products industry, will be exhibiting at the sixth annual AARP Life@50+ National Event & Expo at the Boston Convention Center, Sept. 6–8, 2007, demonstrating to nearly 25,000 attendees the social and physical wellness benefits experienced by people over age 50 who participate in recreational music making (RMM).
Eight lucky bands are leaving the conference room for the concert hall as finalists of the Seventh Annual FORTUNE Battle of the Corporate Bands. The first music competition of its kind, the FORTUNE Battle of the Corporate Bands provides amateur, company-sponsored bands the opportunity to lose the tie and briefcase and pick up their passion. These eight bands will take the stage at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland, Ohio, on Oct. 5–6, 2007, and have the opportunity to live out their rock 'n' roll fantasies and compete for the title of best corporate band. For a brief moment they will leave behind the stress of nine-to-five jobs for a chance to live their dreams.
NAMM, the trade association of the international music products industry, and the Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA) hosted the first U.S.-based SchoolJam teen battle of the bands competition in front of a full-capacity crowd of nearly 300 at Emo’s Lounge in Austin, Texas.
NAMM, the trade association of the international music products industry, today announced that its 2008 Summer NAMM event will be held in Nashville, Tenn., June 20–22, 2008, at the Nashville Convention Center.