Where to watch Fox 2 News during the US Open and World Cup soccer

Lindbergh HS band plays 36-hours straight for cancer research

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – Today marks the fourth annual Lindbergh High School Musicthon. The high school’s band will play for 36-hours straight in an effort to raise money and awareness for childhood cancer research.

Over the past three years, the LHS Musicthon has raised more than $10,000 for childhood cancer research in honor of a young man named, Alex. Alex passed away from cancer in January 2014 and the Musicthon was a way for his Lindbergh Band Buddy and current band president, Luke to honor his memory. Since then, each Lindbergh High School band president has continued the tradition of holding a 36-hour Musicthon to celebrate the talents of young musicians and raise awareness for childhood cancer research.

The Lindbergh High School Band will play nonstop until 7 p.m. Saturday night. The performances are free and open to the public. Portions of the Musicthon will be streamed live on the @LHSFlyers Facebook page. Students, audience, and community members can share on social media using the hashtag #LHSMusicthon.

Community members who would like to support the student’s effort can make donations online at http://www.lhsbandstanders.org/musicthon.