DoSomething.org will mobilize young people across the nation to create a crowd sourced hit song made up entirely of original submissions.
Music programs across the country have fallen victim to numerous budget cuts. Battle for the Bands encourages students to become informed, proactive arts advocates in their communities.
1. Each week, teens are delivered an easy video challenge by a celebrity musician on YouTube (make a sound like this, say these words, film this action, play a guitar chord)
2.Teens will respond to the challenge by posting video replies to the post
3.Each week, we will pick a winning submission to receive a scholarship and a grant for a school’s music education program in their state.
4.All of the video replies will be remixed into the first youth only crowd sourced song ever
Things to consider:
- Don't focus on a single instrument because music is a very broad topic
- This is about the creation of music, not listening to music
- This allows young people to amplify their voices
Think big, loud, easy, and fun.