Save Music Education With Singing-Kid Videos

I don't know about you, but when Nick Jonas tells me to do something, I do it. VH1's Save The Music Foundation and and...


I don't know about you, but when Nick Jonas tells me to do something, I do it.

VH1's Save The Music Foundation and and have joined forces to create Battle of the Bands, a contest designed to engage teens around the topic of salvaging music programs during a time when many school budgets are being cut. Already, Save The Music has provided more than $45 million in new instruments to 1,700 public schools, impacting the lives of over 1.4 million children.

With Battle of the Bands, students have from now until April 16th to plead their case, with the winner receiving a $5,000 grant for their school music program. The ultimate goal is to present the performances to members of Congress, urging them not to cut badly needed music funds.

And if the kids at Girard College Elementary School in Philadelphia don't make for compelling testimony, I don't know who does:



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