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Battle of the Bands Benefits Building Goodness Foundation

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Six bands battled it out to raise money for the Building Goodness Foundation. Six bands battled it out to raise money for the Building Goodness Foundation.

Bands went head-to-head in Charlottesville for a good cause Friday night.

A battle of the bands at the Jefferson Theater helped raise money for the Building Goodness Foundation, a Charlottesville-based group that designs and builds structures for communities in need.

After each band has a chance to play, the one with the most money raised is crowned the winner. Six bands duked it out for the cause.

BGF typically helps out others, but Friday was about raising money to continue those efforts. All proceeds benefited the foundation and its construction of schools, community centers and health clinics.

"We have a lot of projects going on in Haiti, Nicaragua, Honduras, around Charlottesville and we just need all the money possible because so many things are happening," said BGF volunteer Brittany Miller.

A "rockin' auction" was also part of Friday's event that included big-ticket prizes like an extreme room makeover - all toward supporting the foundation's work.

"We've been volunteering locally 45 weekends this year and we've taken 50 trips internationally to build and this is our way of having a great time and raising money to keep that up," Eplee said.

So far bands have raised $30,000 to support the foundation.

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