Lindbergh Band hosts 36-hour Musicthon to benefit childhood cancer research Friday and Saturday


Lindbergh High School band members, above, raised $2,500 during the fifth annual 36-Hour LHS Musicthon in April 2018 to raise money for Alex’s Lemonade Stand and honor a young band buddy, also named Alex, who died in 2014 from cancer after befriending Lindbergh band members during Sunday Night Lights.

Lindbergh High School band members will perform for 36 straight music-filled hours Friday and Saturday, April 12 and 13, to raise money for Alex’s Lemonade Stand and honor a young band buddy who died in 2014 following a brave battle with cancer.

Over the past five years, the LHS Musicthon has generated more than $14,300 to fund childhood cancer research and assist families of children with cancer. The sixth annual LHS Musicthon will run from 7 a.m. Friday through 7 p.m. Saturday, at Lindbergh High School, 5000 S. Lindbergh Blvd.

Community members are invited to support this student-organized effort by making a pledge per minute (.01 X 2160 minutes = $21.60), a pledge per hour ($1 x 36 Hours = $36), or a one-time donation. Cash donations and checks (made payable to “Bandstanders”) will be accepted on site. The Bandstanders booster group will also accept donations online at

What: 2019 Lindbergh High School 36-Hour Musicthon

When: 7 a.m. Friday, April 12, through 7 p.m. Saturday, April 13

Where: LHS Commons, 5000 S. Lindbergh Blvd.

Contact: Beth Johnston, Chief Communications Officer, 314-779-6931


  • 7 a.m. Friday – LHS Woodwind Choir kicks off the festivities, followed by LHS Brass Choir

  • 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Friday – LHS Drumline performs outdoors for students during lunch periods

  • 3:30 p.m. Friday – LHS Strolling Strings

  • 6 p.m. Saturday – LHS Jazz Ensemble closes out the Musicthon with a performance and announcement of funds raised


LHS Musicthon Background

Bandstanders, the booster group for the LHS Spirit of St. Louis Marching Band, is raising 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 died 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.