Alex Sheitinger, a 17-year-old West Orange musician, was selected from hundreds of School of Rock students to participate in an East Coast mini-tour with the School of Rock AllStars Band, in support of Love Hope Strength, an international cancer charity, in a five-day tour that ended on Aug. 3.
Alex is the first student of the Montclair School of Rock ever selected to tour.
Matt Sandoski, owner of the School of Rock Montclair, said of Sheitinger, "He was one of hundreds of young musicians from around the United States to audition for the opportunity, and we're thrilled that he made it – again.” This was Sheitinger's second year with the group.
The AllStars performed at locales like the The Stone Pony in Asbury Park; The Knitting Factory in Brooklyn; and at three shows at the Gathering of the Vibes festival in Bridgeport, Conn. The goal of the concerts was to raise awareness of the efforts of Love Hope Strength to build and help cancer centers nationally and internationally; boost awareness of global cancer needs; and to expand international bone marrow databases.
By: Cynthia Cumming (The Alternative Press)