Students at Stonewall Jackson Middle School in Roanoke placed second in a national V-H-ONE competition. They won for making this video as a part of V-H-ONE's Save The Music campaign.
"Save The Music" aims to improve music education programs in schools like Stonewall Jackson. The first prize was a concert at the school by recording artist Ingrid Michaelson.
Although they didn't win the concert, the kids get 25 free song books and a guitar.
Original story from October 18:
Some students at Stonewall Jackson Middle School in Roanoke are trying to go viral.
The school's choir and band performed a cover of a song called Blood Brothers by Ingred Michaelson.
It's for the "We Are Blood Brothers" contest that is part of the VH1 channel's “Save The Music Campaign.”
The winner gets money from VH1 for instruments and a free concert from Michaelson herself.
“Having an artist of her caliber come in and our school division and our school in particular to win a contest like this, it would be gigantic for these kids that have never been given an opportunity like that before,” Stonewall Jackson band teacher Michelle Smith said.
The video has already gotten 14,000 views online, and the school is in second place.