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Posted: March 29, 2017


Written by: Leslie Bridgers

About MAMM SLAM | Complete rules

The Maine Academy of Modern Music (MAMM) is thrilled to introduce the contestants in the 2017 MAMM SLAM: Maine’s High School Rock Off.

The MAMM SLAM is a statewide competition, open to bands and solo artists, designed to provide young, career-minded musicians with an educational platform through which to gain performance and business experience, professional acumen, industry exposure and promotional and career networking opportunities.

The preliminary round, judged by industry professionals who will select five bands to move onto the finals, will be held on April 8 at Bayside Bowl. In addition to those bands, the general public is invited to participate by voting here, to select a “wild card” sixth band to send to the finals, which will be held at Empire on May 13.

Here are the bands:

jared arnold

Jared Arnold

Hall-Dale High School
Jared Arnold (electric guitar)

// Check him out

the asthmatic

The Asthmatic

Casco Bay High School
Sigrid Harmon (vocals, compositions on electronic devices)

// Check her out


The Doug Quaids

Casco Bay High School
Thomas Shadis (guitar, vocals), Aidan Carter (drums) and Simi Kunin (guitar)

// Check them out

sammie g

Sammie G

Franklin Alternative High School
Samantha Girouard-Holt (YouTube instrumentals)

// Check her out


mikayla gallows

Mikayla Gallows

Thornton Academy
Mikayla Gallows (guitar)

// Check her out


The Ghouls

Casco Bay High School
Charlie Rooks (drums), Annie Dodson (cello) and Tom Victor (guitar, vocals)

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Casco Bay High School
Tom Victor (guitar), Leo Paterniti (guitar), Haley DiMillo (vocals), Ethan Armstrong (bass) and Charlie Rooks (drums)

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The Moonmen

Waterville Senior High School/Winslow High School
Nicareece Hunter (vocals), Miguel Schwiderke (guitar, viola, drums), Donnavon Doughty (drums, piano, guitar, bass, background vocals), Jordan Willette (guitar, vocals), Chay Phelps (bass), Gareth Belton (photographer, videographer, equipment manager)

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nakoa parsons

Nakoa Parsons

Orono High School
Nakoa Parsons (electric and acoustic guitar)

// Check him out

rubber band

The Rubber Band

Windham High School
Dave Young (guitar), Seth Martin (bass) and Deven Young (drums)

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Falmouth, Scarborough, Portland and Yarmouth high schools
Genevieve Cutis (piano/vocals), Nick Anderson (guitar), Phoebe Howland (drums) and Keiran Lorentzen (bass)

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Liam Swift

Casco Bay High School
Liam Swift (piano, ukulele)

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yard sail

Yard Sail

Cheverus/Thornton Academy/Casco Bay High School
Skyler Cummings (bass), Esme Howland (keyboard), Emma Ivy (vocals), Zoe Gagne (guitar) and Eve Gagne (drums)

// Check them out

Vote for your favorite in the Wild Card Fan-Favorite Contest



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