BANDSLAM Stars Cheer for Music Education in Video PSA

The young stars of the movie “BANDSLAM,” opening August 14, express their support for school music in a new video public service announcement. The PSA was created for MENC by Walden Media and Summit Entertainment, using footage from a recent “Reel Thinking” event at The GRAMMY Museum in Los Angeles. At the event, co-stars Vanessa Hudgens, Aly Michalka, and Gaelan Connell spoke to Los Angeles (California) County middle school students about the power of music.

Contact Elizabeth Lasko for information on playing the PSA at concerts or advocacy events.

BANDSLAM Educator’s Guide — with downloadable Webisodes and Standards-based activities on the themes History of Music, History of Recorded Sound, and Music and Poetic Devices It Employs.

More information on the Reel Thinking event:
Young Film Stars Raise Awareness of School Music, Help Bridge Gap Between Entertainment and Education
Elizabeth Lasko, August 12, 2009. © MENC: The National Association for Music Education