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Blue Band Wins Polk Music Talent Competition

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A few weeks ago, we told you the Blue Band needed your votes in a talent competition presented by Polk Audio.

Penn State answered the call, and with more than 4,100 votes, the Blue Band has been declared the winner for its rendition of the Doobie Brothers classic “Listen to the Music.”

With the win, Polk will donate $20,000 to the charity of the Blue Band’s choice, and every member of the band will win a pair of Polk’s Nue Era headphones. It’s a bit strange that the Blue Band missed out on what may be the cooler prize: The band that came in second, a Detroit-based psycho-electro group called FLASHCLASH, will travel to Las Vegas and open for nine-time Grammy award winning singer-songwriter John Legend. But, no one can complain about $20,000 for charity.

“We are honored to have received the highest number of votes for our cover of ‘Listen to the Music,” Blue Band director Richard Bundy said. ”Our love for music is what drives us to practice day-in and day-out, and we are thrilled to have participated in a contest that honors that same passion for both music and the artists and musicians who create it.”

This is a tremendous accolade for the Blue Band to add to its lengthy list of accomplishments. Congratulations to everyone who played a role in helping the Band win this contest.

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