With music programs across the country at risk for being cut, American Idol winner Phillip Phillips has joined forces with DoSomething.org and VH1’s Save the Music Foundation to launch Band Together, a campaign to take a stand for music education—and they wantyou to join them!
The campaign is all about having fun and being creative, so the country cutie is hosting weekly challenges to help spread awareness. From pro choir members to shower singers, anyone can enter! Here’s how: once a week for six weeks, Phillip Phillips will post a fun and easy video challenge on DoSomething.org: stuff like “make a sound like this,” or “play a guitar chord.” You can participate in the challenge by uploading a video of yourself performing the action. A panel of experts and celebrity judges will evaluate the video and project entries based on creativity, use of social media, and overall participation. Each week the challenge winners will select a VH1 Save The Music school to receive a grant to save their music program!
The best part of getting involved? The winning videos will be mixed into a YouTube cover of Phillip Phillips’, “Gone, Gone, Gone.” The song will be distributed to local school boards, along with an advocacy message, in school districts where music education programs are at risk in the hope of fighting for more music education.
Check out the first challenge below and then check out DoSomething.org every week for more challenges!