MONTVILLE, NJ – The Montville School of Rock will be performing on Oct. 7 at 7:30 p.m. in Montville Township High School’s auditorium as a fundraiser for the Gloria Foundation, which is a non-profit initiative that helps victims of domestic violence.
Lead singer and co-president Kenna Heim explains: “Each song in our set list was chosen because it conveys the message that we need to have respect for each other across race, gender, sexual orientation, or anything else we can interpret in a way that divides us.”
The show will conclude with a performance by Montville School of Rock alumni ALUS and Zack Kahn, who will sing “Love the Way You Lie,” which is a song that tells a story of domestic violence.
Guest drummer Taylor Moore, who was recently featured on “Good Morning America,” will also appear.
“I am always honored to have alumni and friends return to perform with our students,” said Montville School of Rock founder Anthony Sia. “It’s generous of them to support this worthwhile cause.”
ALUS and Taylor Moore have more than ten million views each, on YouTube, and Zack has opened for Gucci Mane at the Wellmont, and Mobb Deep at the Stanhope house.
The show will feature band members Valerie Amato on bass and vocals; Matthias Beck on guitar and vocals; Jake Cassidy on drums and vocals; Olivia Fazio on ukulele, guitar, bass, and vocals; Abigail Garcia on keys and vocals; club co-president Kenna Heim on guitar and vocals; Sophia Loukedis on guitar and vocals; Grace Laurito (a.k.a. Grace Rock) on guitar and vocals; and Gabriella Rafulas, the Montville School of Rock’s new announcer.
Stage assistants include: Sophia Lee and Kharla Peña Nunez. Guest dancers include Griffin Strumph, Dylan Sylvera, Ardem Boudoughian and Daniel Santana. Angelina Hahl, a student and culinary arts specialist at MTHS, will be offering complimentary desserts while they last.
The band is also debuting a new synthesizer which was a gift from the James DeZao law firm.
“Mr. DeZao has been a passionate supporter and offered much encouragement to the group over the years,” said co-president Claudia Colatrella. “We are grateful for his generosity and proud to be using this instrument in all of our future concerts.”
Tickets, which are only $10, can be purchased upon arrival at Montville Township High School. The concert will start at 7:30 PM.
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