October 1, 2004


Grand Slam Breakfast




Four high school bands from Maine are about to kick their music careers up a notch while helping out a great cause.

The four bands—GRAND SLAM BREAKFAST (Erskine Academy), O.R.B.I.T.S. (Maranacook HS), PRIMER (Ft. Fairfield HS) and SPECTER (Leavitt Area HS)—all participated last spring in Reindeer’s annual Rock-Off competition held at McAuley Performing Arts Center in Portland.

None of the bands won the event, according to RO Producer and Reindeer President Louis Philippe, but “these bands are perfect examples of excellent worthy young artists who deserve to be showcased.

The Rockers-for-Scholars program was developed to raise money for a scholarship with all-ages shows and sponsor donations from local businesses. That effort paved the way for a $1,000 scholarship awarded to Ben Lyons, a recent graduate of Thornton Academy in Saco, who is now attending the University of Massachusetts in Lowell.

“Makin’ Waves in Maine” features several cuts by each band, professionally recorded at various local studios and duplicated by Total Tape Services of Clearwater, a sponsor of Reindeer’s Florida Rock-Off. A similar “Makin’ Waves” project with two Sarasota bands has also just been released.

“Makin’ Waves” is available by contacting either of the participating bands or by contacting Reindeer Records at 207-857-9002,, or by visiting Rudy’s Department Store at

Reindeer is also providing product to any local retail outlets that wish to carry the product on consignment, and is in hopes of getting some radio airplay.


Contact Info for any of the participating bands is available on request.

We will gladly honor requests for promotional/review copies as well.


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