A hearty congratulations are due to the Boys & Girls Club of St. Lucie County from Port St. Lucie, Florida, as they’ve taken home the first place prize in VH1 and DoSomething.org’s Battle of the Bands contest! Well over 850 bands entered at a chance to take home the $5,000 first prize and a chance to perform at the legendary Apollo Theater and, at the end of the day, the Boys & Girls Club of St. Lucie stood above the rest. They will be making the trek up from Florida to participate in the annual awards ceremony on May 24.
In addition to the success of the Boys & Girls Club of St. Lucie, four additional bands were also selected to receive $1,000 for their school music program, concert tickets, Fender guitars, and Rock Band video games.
Both VH1 and DoSomething.org would like to thank everyone who participated in this event and helped raise awareness of the importance of music education in our schools. If you’re looking for more information or ways that you can help, please take a moment to check out VH1′s Save The Music Foundation website.