In a valiant effort to ensure the rude health of the next generation of clarinetists, Nick “baby of the family” Jonas has teamed up with DoSomething.org and VH1 Save the Music Foundation to launch “Battle of the Bands,” a cool (albeit lame-named) campaign to keep music education in schools.
Budding musicians under the age of 25 have until April 16 to submit their best video (along with a short testimonial of why music matters to them). Sharing matters (i.e. number of votes), so make sure you post your masterpiece on Facebook and Twitter to rack up more votes than your fellow competitors.
Experts and celebrities will judge the final entries and choose one grand prize winner, who will receive $5,000 for their school music program and a trip to New York City to perform for music industry execs at the world famous Apollo Theater. Five runners-up will get $1,000 for their school music program, concert tickets, Fender guitars, and Rock Band video games. (A Fender Strat in a school music program? That's awesome!)
Click here for more information and to do your part to save music education.