Jostens, the leading producer of yearbooks and student-created content, together with the GRAMMY Foundation® have announced a school song contest to support music education in schools. The Rock Your School Song Contest invites high schools to show off their musical talents and school spirit by creating a video performing their school song. Three winning high schools will receive a $2,500 GRAMMY® Signature Schools Community Award for their school’s music department.
High schools can submit their best performance of their school song on Jostens’ Facebook page any time before December 31, 2014. All submitted videos will be open to voting by Facebook users from January 1, 2015 to February 8, 2015, the night of the 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards®. The 20 videos with the most votes will be judged by the GRAMMY Foundation. Three schools will be selected as winners of a $2,500 GRAMMY Signature Schools Community Award by March 31, 2015.
“A school’s song is an important tradition and a celebration of the high school experience. Jostens invites students to be creative and record their best performance of their school song,” said Chuck Mooty, president and CEO, Jostens. “By working with students on the Rock Your School Song Contest, our goal is to help the GRAMMY Foundation bring national attention to the value and impact of music education in schools.”
“The GRAMMY Foundation is delighted to partner with Jostens to create an opportunity for students using music and performance arts to share their school songs with the community,” said Scott Goldman, vice president, the GRAMMY Foundation. “Through this contest students will have the opportunity to showcase their music education and school pride through their school song.”