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News |  29 Sep 2007 20:46 |  By RnMTeam

VH1 Save The Music Foundation completes 10 years

MUMBAI:The VH1 Save The Music Foundation 10th Anniversary Gala held on 20 September 2007, celebrated ten years ofsuccessfully restoring music education programs in public schools across the US.

The event, hosted by Maria Menounos, featured performances byJohn Mayer, Jon Bon Jovi, Roger Waters of Pink Floyd, Miri Ben-Ari and a 61-piece student orchestra made up of students from throughout the United States from VH1 Save The Music grant recipient schools. During the celebration, The Foundation paid tribute to Former President Bill Clinton, Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton, Mariah Carey, John Sykes, founder of the VH1 Save The Music Foundation and NAMM: The International Music Products Association for their unyielding support and dedication to The Foundation`s mission. Paul Cothran, Executive Director of The VH1 Save TheMusic Foundation said, "The next 10 years will bring new challenges, however wecommit ourselves to donate one hundred million dollars worth of new musical instruments to ensure an even greater number of students receive acomprehensive music education."

The gala also featured a surprise duet of Bon Jovi`s "Wanted Dead orAlive" by Jon Bon Jovi and John Mayer, as well as a stellar finale featuring Pink Floyd`s Roger Waters, the VH1 Save The Music Foundation`s 61-piece student orchestra and the PG and Love choir.