Glee is one of my favorite TV shows. I've watched all the episodes (My favorite: Furt. It's still on our DVR, and woe betide anyone who erases it), I have the cast music on my iPod, and I consider myself a total Gleek. Alfie is mystified as to how anyone can enjoy a campy dramedy where people spontaneously burst into song, but I've always loved musicals, and I enjoy pretty much everything about Glee: the story, the characters, the actors, and of course, the music.
If you're a fellow Gleek, you also know that the actors on Glee are as awesome in real life as their characters are onscreen. The cast is helping American Express raise awareness for their Members Project, and now Cory Monteith, who plays Finn Hudson on Glee, has also teamed up with the VH1 Save The Music Foundation and Apple & Eve Fruitables to for the second annual search for the Best School Music Mash-Ups in America. He'll be judging the entries and selecting the final schools; from there, two school vocal groups (one elementary and one middle school) will each be awarded $10,000 toward their respective music programs.
Here's more information about the contest:
This spring, as a means of encouraging creativity and fostering arts education for young students, Apple & Eve® Fruitables™ is searching for the best school music mash-up in America. The winning school chorus, choir, glee club, or vocal group will be awarded $10,000 and the title “Best School Music Mash-Up in America.”
Like Fruitables, a mash-up of fruit and vegetable juice, a music mash-up is the medley of two or more songs. Most recently made popular by primetime television, Fruitables is looking to spotlight school choruses across the country that have also mastered the newly popular art form.
Elementary and middle school choruses, grades K-8, are eligible to enter by submitting a video of their mash-up performance via the Fruitables Facebook fan page, along with a 100-word essay describing their school’s need for music program funding. Entries must be received no later than April 30, 2010 and can be submitted via Facebook at www.Facebook.com/AppleandEve.
Beginning May 3, 2010, America will have the opportunity to view all of the finalists’ performances, chosen by an independent panel of judges, and vote for their
favorite. The winning school will then be announced the week of May 17th.
"Like" Apple & Eve on Facebook and help support the arts
This contest is just one part of Fruitables' "Seeding the Arts" program, which aims to support underfunded music and arts programs across America. As part of the program, they have donated $30,000 to the VH1 Save the Music Foundation; in addition, Apple & Eve will make an additional $1 donation to the VH1 Save The Music Foundation for each new Apple & Eve Facebook® Fan between February 15, 2010 and August 31, 2010 up to a maximum donation of $20,000, for a total donation of $50,000.
Win a month's supply of Apple & Eve Fruitables
To celebrate the search for the second annual search for the Best School Music Mash-Ups in America, Apple & Eve is giving away a month's supply of yummy Apple & Eve Fruitables fruit and vegetable juice to one lucky Bonggamom Finds reader!
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Like Apple & Eve's Facebook page by August 31, 2011: for every new fan, they're donating $1 to VH1's Save the Music Foundation, up to $20,000!
This giveaway ends at 11:59PM PST on February 16, 2011; I will draw a winner at random on February 17 and post the winner's name after the winner confirms acceptance. US addresses only. For additional giveaway rules, click here. Good luck!
Disclosure: I did not receive a sample or monetary compensation for this post. Thanks to Apple & Eve and Hunter Public Relations for providing the prize for this giveaway. Contest information is provided by the featured company/product and is clearly indicated in italics. The views and opinions expressed here are my own.