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The much anticipated High School Jam returns to GrandWest for the seventh consecutive year in August 2017. Over 1 200 teenage performers from ten Western Cape Schools will be part of this year’s talent show at the Grand Arena on 19 and 20 August 2017. The participating schools for 2017 are Bridgetown High School, Elsies River High School, Goodwood College, Milnerton High School, Alexander Sinton High School, Sans Souci Girls High School, Wynberg Girls and Wynberg Boys High Schools, Parel Vallei High School and Fairbairn College.

For the first time, High School Jam introduces the KFM Singer Songwriter Challenge which invites unsigned singers and songwriters between the ages of 16 and 26 years to write and sing an original song that inspires unity.

Since its inception in 2011, the High School Jam has provided a platform for showcasing young performers’ talents, uniting teenagers from different schools and backgrounds through music, song and dance on the Grand Arena’s world class stage. Simultaneously, teenagers develop self esteem and self belief through the support and mentorship of producers, choreographers, facilitators and industry specialists. Grown to be one of the most respected schools’ talent competitions in the Western Cape, High School Jam attracts capacity crowds every year.Elouise Matthys, PR and Promotions Manager at GrandWest, says: “Our continued and enthusiastic involvement with the annual High School Jam is testament to our commitment to supporting the local performing arts industry by providing emerging entertainers with a stage to perform. The High School Jam is a powerful, inspiring and exciting platform for uniting teenagers and nurturing their interests in music and dance. We look forward to this year’s competition which will no doubt be a sellout success, as it has been for the past seven years.”

The community is encouraged to support the young performers. A percentage of the tickets sales on the final day will once again be donated to a disadvantaged school for developing their music department. Tickets to the High School Jam cost R50 per person and can be purchased from participating schools, from Planet Productions via andrea@planetproductions.co.za  and at the door to the Grand Arena on 20 August 2017.

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