April 25, 2022
Lindbergh High School band members raised more than $7,000 for childhood cancer research during their annual 36-hour Musicthon April 22-23. During its nine-year span, the event has raised more than $30,000 total for Alex’s Lemonade Stand, in honor of a young band buddy who passed away in 2014 following a brave battle with cancer.
The event was segmented into 72 half-hour performance slots, with individuals and groups signing up for the event. Performances ranged from individual musicians to large groups, and included LHS Drumline, Strolling Strings, Jazz Ensemble, Pep Band and Woodwind Choir.
LHS Musicthon Background
Each year, Bandstanders, the booster group for the LHS Spirit of St. Louis Marching Band, raises money in honor of a young man named Alex, who the band members met during Sunday Night Lights in 2012. Sunday Night Lights is an annual event that provides a high school football game experience for children with cancer. Alex was an amazing and brave young man who passed away in January 2014 after a three-year battle with cancer.
Alex’s family has requested donations and memorials to be made to Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation for Childhood Cancer. This is a foundation started by a young girl, also named Alex, who wanted to help cure childhood cancer by selling lemonade. When she lost her battle to cancer, her parents started this foundation to honor her memory. ALSF helps fund childhood cancer research as well as assisting families with travel needs during treatment.