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"Kids Helping Kids" VH1 Save the Music Benefit Concert Slated for Feb. 8

Millburn High School's VH1 Save the Music Club is hosting a benefit concert on Friday, Feb. 8 at 7:30 p.m. in the high school auditorium. All proceeds and donations will benefit the VH1 Save the Music Foundation, based in New York City.

The VH1 Save the Music Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to restoring instrumental music education in America's public schools, and raising awareness about the importance of music as part of each child's complete education. Since its inception in 1997, the VH1 Save The Music Foundation has provided $49.5 million in new musical instruments to 1,850 public schools in more than 192 school districts around the country, impacting the lives of over 2.1 million children. The VH1 Club at MIllburn HIgh School has donated over $3000 to the foundation to date.

Sara Nuta, junior at MHS and president of the club notes “I wanted to get involved with this great cause and have as many students as possible support music.”  The club at the high school has approximately 30 members, and new students are always welcome to join.

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The MHS Benefit Concert will feature many student acts including vocalists, guitar players, local bands, Solfege- Millburn's student a capella ensemble, and special guests. In addition, The Mood Swings will open the concert. The band consists of seven women from the Millburn/Short Hills area who formed a classic rock band in 2005 and have played together ever since. They cover classic favorites from The Beatles, Fleetwood Mac, and Creedence Clearwater Revival, as well as 80's hits from The Bangles, B-52's, and The Go Go's.  Their music spans the decades from the 1960's to the present. The Mood Swings are: Beth Turkel, lead singer; Jackie Fried, rhythm guitar; Suzy Perler, lead guitar; Tami Huckfeldt, bass; Karen Miller Kahn, violin and back up vocals; Anne Zaccardo, keyboard; Sandi Sweeney, drums.

Tickets for the concert are $5 in advance and $8 at the door. Contact Sara Nuta at sara.nuta15@gmail.com for information.

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