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Thursday, September 18, 2014

JOSTENS AND THE GRAMMY FOUNDATION® ANNOUNCE ROCK YOUR SCHOOL SONG CONTEST High Schools Will Compete to Win Cash for Their School’s Music Department Our Coverage Sponsored by Maine Woolens

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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 sprit 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, GRAMMY Foundation. “Through this contest students will have the opportunity to showcase their music education and school pride through their school song.”

Additional information about the Rock Your School Song Contest and official contest rules is available at
About Jostens

Minneapolis-based Jostens provides products, programs and services that help its customers celebrate moments that matter. The company's products include publications, jewelry and consumer goods that serve the K-12 educational, college and professional sports segments. Jostens serves markets in North America, Europe and Asia. Jostens is a subsidiary of Visant Corporation, a marketing and publishing services enterprise servicing the school affinity, direct marketing, fragrance and cosmetics and personal care sampling and packaging, and educational and trade publishing segments.

About GRAMMY Foundation 

The GRAMMY Foundation was established in 1988 to cultivate the understanding, appreciation and advancement of the contribution of recorded music to American culture. The Foundation accomplishes this mission through programs and activities that engage the music industry and cultural community as well as the general public. The Foundation works in partnership year-round with its founder, The Recording Academy®, to bring national attention to important issues such as the value and impact of music and arts education and the urgency of preserving our rich cultural heritage. In recognition of the significant role of teachers in shaping their students' musical experiences, The Recording Academy and the GRAMMY Foundation partnered to present the Music Educator Award™. Open to current U.S. music teachers in K through college, the Music Educator Award will be presented at the Special Merit Awards ceremony during GRAMMY Week 2015. For more information about the Music Educator Award, please visit For more information about the Foundation, please visit For breaking news and exclusive content, please like "GRAMMY in the Schools®" on Facebook, follow the GRAMMY Foundation on Twitter (@GRAMMYFdn) and join us on Instagram(@GRAMMYFdn).

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