ANN writes: "The city of Saitama in Saitama prefecture held its first prefectural high school light music contest on August 4. Teachers and advisers of light music clubs in the prefecture had established a "Prefectural High School Light Music Club League," and 18 schools participated in the contest.
According to the league, more than 100 high schools within Saitama prefecture have light music clubs or groups. The league also noted that more than 100 light music club members participated in the contest, and attributed the turnout to the popularity of the K-ON! comedy anime."