The 17-year-old musician is teaming up with DoSomething.org and the VH1 Save the Music Foundation to mobilize teens in the fight for keeping music education in schools.
The “Battle of the Bands” campaign encourages teens nationwide to submit videos to dosomething.org featuring their own musical performances and a testimonial about why music education matters to them.
Nick shared in a PSA, “Music inspires creativity and keeps kids in school, but there are thousands of students who do not have access to the benefits of music education. Don’t let our music be silenced.”
The six week campaign will run from March 1st through April 16th. A panel of expert and celebrity judges will then evaluate the entries based on musicality, creativity, strength of argument, number of votes, use of social media, and overall participation.
The Grand Prize winner will receive a $5000 grant for their school music program and will be flown to NYC to perform at the World Famous Apollo Theater before music executives. Other winners will be selected to receive up to $1000 for their school music programs, concert tickets, and Rock Band video games.
Check out DoSomething.org/Bands for more info!
Nick Jonas – Do Something “Battle of the Bands”