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R&B Group Boyz II Men Helps Present a Large Donation to Schools for Music Programs

By Brittany Sims

Philly’s own Boyz II Men joined the Live Nation team and Reverend Hatcher from Holy Ghost Ministries at The Met Philadelphia on Friday night, in presenting a $110,000 donation to the School District of Philadelphia to support music in schools. In only its first year, Live Nation and the Met have raised and made this significant donation as the result of on-going efforts and a commitment to giving back to the community.

Boyz II Men, who attended the Philadelphia High School for the Creative and Performing Arts, then preformed a sold-out show, their second at the Met since the venue opened in December 2018.

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The band met and formed when they attended Philadelphia High School for the Creative and Performing Arts. Without that music program, they know they wouldn't be where they are today, so the men decided to give back as much as they could.

Many schools do not have music programs anymore, due to budget cuts, which can really delay students and aspiring musicians of pursuing their dreams.

After a sold-out performance at The Met, to celebrate its 25th anniversary, the band presented the school with a check.

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Along with Live Nation and Revered Mark Hatcher from Holy Ghost Ministries, the group helped present a check to the School District of Philadelphia, after their sold-out show.

“In only its first year, Live Nation and the Met have raised and made this significant donation as the result of on-going efforts and a commitment to giving back to the community,” Live Nation said in a statement to 6ABC Philadelphia.

Giving back to the community that raised them is one of the best feelings in the world.

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Honoring another Philly legend, the band, along with Alicia Keys, took the stage at the Grammy Awards to remember Kobe Bryant. After his tragic death that day, the awards scrambled together a last-minute tribute to the basketball legend.

Ultimately, the decision was made, the guys said yes, and they sang their hit, "It's So Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday."

After that performance, the trio took a flight back to Las Vegas, where they were already fifteen minutes late for their show.

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Boyz II Men continue to perform at their weekend residency in Las Vegas at the Mirage, but come back and perform in Philly as much as they can.

Their show on Valentine's Day was their second show at The Met since it reopened in December 2018. Hopefully, there are many more to come from the Grammy Award-winning trio and it won't be the end of the road for them. We will get down on bended knee if we have to.

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