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.