Be the Class Act

Is there a great band at your school?

Well, the search is on for the UK's top school band. The winning 'Class Act' will pick up...a BRIT award.

Yes, there's a brand new BRIT Award which will be given to a school act – the prize in a national competition to find the UK's future music stars.

The new category of BRIT Award – the BRIT Class Act – is part of the 30th anniversary celebrations.

Plenty of celebs are backing the award including Lemar (pictured) and Piers Morgan who says, "Class Act is a fantastic opportunity for every school student who has ever dreamed of being a music star.  I know we will be bowled over with the talent we uncover and it is after all the ultimate accolade to kick start a music career."

How to enter:

The BRIT Class Act website will advise and help pupils to create their best track for the competition. Established bands will give tips and industry specialists will produce tool kits to give expert guidance to musicians as well as pupils who want to be involved in the process. The tool kits will cover everything from management and promotion to creative backup, so anyone can get involved.

The competition will start in September 2010 with the launch of a new Official Class Act Schools Chart based on streaming. Number One acts each week will win a prize and will automatically go through to the Award shortlist. Wildcard entries selected by the BRITs panel will also make it through to the finals.

The hunt for the next generation of talent has begun…

For more information and to register your support and interest, please visit