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The Wisconsin School Music Association is again looking for high school bands who can rock it outside the classroom.
The ninth annual Launchpad competition is a statewide search for the best student garage bands of any genre - rock, country, hip-hop, jazz, reggae, etc. Sixty bands from across Wisconsin will be selected to perform in April at one of four regional concerts, with the chance to advance to the finals in June in Madison. The winning band gets a 2013 Summerfest gig, recording studio time and a Yamaha equipment package for their school.
For more info and to apply by Feb. 8, go to www.LaunchpadWisconsin.org.