Lindbergh High School Musicthon goes virtual, will raise money for 36 hours straight


The Lindbergh High School Drumline and Strolling Stings performed for students April 12, 2019 during the band’s annual 36-Hour Musicthon to raise money for childhood cancer research. This year’s event raised $2,200 for Alex’s Lemonade Stand. The band raises money in honor of a young man named Alex, who the band members met in 2012.

A Lindbergh Schools musical tradition raising money for a great cause is continuing this year despite the extended school closures and limits on crowd sizes due to COVID-19. For the first time, the fundraiser will happen virtually. 

Lindbergh High School band members are taking their annual 36-hour Musicthon to YouTube this year, beginning at 7 a.m. Friday, May 8, and continuing through 7 p.m. Saturday, May 9.

It will be the seventh year for the annual tradition, which supports childhood cancer research.

Over the past six years, the LHS Musicthon has raised more than $2,200 for Alex’s Lemonade Stand, in honor of a young band buddy who died in 2014 following a brave battle with cancer.

This year’s event will feature 72 half-hour performances by individuals and groups, with highlights including the LHS Drumline, Strolling Strings and Jazz Ensemble.

See the students perform live on YouTube here for the LHS Musicthon 2020. You can also donate to their cause.

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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.

For coverage of past Musicthon events, see the below articles:


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


Lindbergh Musicthon raises $2,500 for childhood cancer