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'Bandslam' Stars Visit GRAMMY Museum to Promote Music

By Eric Richardson
Published: Saturday, May 16, 2009, at 02:45PM
GRAMMY Museum Bandslam Event Becky Sapp/Wire Image

Stars of the upcoming film 'Bandslam,' by Summit Entertainment and Walden Media, talk about the importance of music at the GRAMMY Museum.

The stars of the upcoming film 'Bandslam' paid a visit to the GRAMMY Museum Friday morning to tell 200 students from Los Angeles middle schools the importance of music. Vanessa Hudgens, Aly Michalka and Gaelan Connell were joined by Mitchell Lieb of Hollywood Records and songwriter Lucy Walsh in the event.

Museum education manager Melissa Runcie led the five in discussion about the music business and the similarities between their preparation for the film, in which the teens put together a band to compete in a battle of the bands, and the real-life music-making process. They praised the role of music education in schools, and told of the importance of music in their own lives.

The program was recorded, and will be edited for distribution to educators around the country.

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