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Battle of the Bands: Saving Music Education

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Last Month, Nick Jonas launched the Battle of the Bands campaign
with DoSomething.org and VH1 Save the Music Foundation. During the six-week campaign, over 6,000 teens submitted videos saying what music education means to them, and the results are finally in.

Congrats to the Boys & Girls Club of St. Lucie County from Port St. Lucie, Florida. Be sure to check out their amazing video above.

The Boys & Girls Club of St. Lucie County will receive a $5,000 grant for their school music program and are scheduled to perform before music executives at DoSomething.org’s star-studded annual Do Something Awards event at the Apollo Theater. Later this spring, DoSomething.org and the VH1 Save the Music Foundation will also present the video submissions to members of Congress, urging them not to cut funding for music education

Spokesperson Nick Jonas was joined by other celebrities, including Vanessa Carlton, Death Cab for Cutie, and Kristen Bell, to share their stories about why music education matters. "I feel honored to have been asked to participate,” says Carlton. “It was amazing to see such young people plugged in to the necessity of art. This campaign goes to show that if you are a passionate student, you can start to change the outside world from inside your classroom.”

Megan Anhalt oversees DoSomething.org's campaigns and projects.

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