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School Jam UK 2012 Final


As part of it’s on-going commitment to support aspiring young musicians, Tech Music School is proud once again to be a main sponsor for School Jam UK.

And what an awesome evening yesterday at the final of School Jam UK 2012!

Following Foo Fighters, The Strokes and Coldplay who have played on the very same stage at Dingwalls in Camden, London, 8 young bands from around the UK gave their all to give some amazing performances as they competed for the title of School Jam UK Winners 2012. Such was the quality of each band that they must all be mentioned:


  • Lucid Pattern: Bradford College
  • Go.Rebuild. Nexus. Coventry
  • FlashFires: Queen Mary’s College Basingstoke
  • Revo: Runshaw Sixth Form
  • Indigo Sky: Burton and South Derbyshire College
  • Stained Glass: Nexus. Coventry
  • Lipstik Lizards: Belfast Metropolitan College
  • Ten Zero One: Tavistock College


This year’s event was a big step up from the inaugural competition last year – both in terms of the overall standard of the bands and attendance by their supporters. The professionalism of the bands (and the resulting slickness of their performances) was highly commendable! – they are a credit to themselves and their colleges!

But sadly, there could only be one winner and the winners of School Jam UK 2012 are: INDIGO SKY representing Burton and South Derbyshire College. The band were pretty excited, to say the least, as their name was announced and they came on stage to receive the applause and cheers from the supporters of all the bands.



Indigo Sky will now be thinking about their prize of an all-expenses paid trip to play at musikmesse in Frankfurt, Germany; Europe’s largest music exhibition


“It is a privilege to have our band Indigo Sky announced as the winning band at the UK finals of School Jam. The band have worked hard in developing their compositions and performance techniques over the last few months and winning the competition is a fantastic way to celebrate their talents as a group. It was plainly obvious from their reactions that this has changed the lives of those involved. I felt their performance at the final was something very special. There was an impressive line up of skilled young musicians from across the UK which are a credit to themselves and their teachers. We are now looking forward to performing at Musikmesse in Germany and would like to thank the organisers of School Jam for the opportunity to showcase what we do here at Burton and South Derbyshire College.”

Mark Dring. Head of Music and Music Technology at Burton and South Derbyshire College


“It was a fantastic opportunity to be able to perform at such a famous venue. All the other bands involved very skilled musicians and provided great competition. When we were announced as the winners I felt really proud of myself, the band and to be representing the College. The organisation at the event was great and the audience made it a very special night. The chance to go to Germany is a wicked opportunity for us all. This will be something we’ll be able to tell people for the rest of our lives as well as gain experience of performing in front of a ‘huge’ crowd!”

Chloe Freer. Lead singer – Indigo Sky


As part of the prize, Burton and South Derbyshire College will also receive a full back line of gear from School Jam UK equipment sponsors: Mapex, Paiste, Korg, Yamaha, Ernie Ball and Vic Firth.

School Jam UK media sponsors: Blaze Publishing (Drummer, Bass Guitar and Acoustic magazines).

If you’re at a school/college in the UK and in a band or interested in putting a band together for School Jam UK 2013 – let us know.

For photos from the final check out School Jam UK facebook