Mineola Students Featured in Song to Benefit Cancer Care

Mineola High School students perform in Roslyn School of Rock cover of classic Alarm song.

A pair of students from were among the nine pupils at the Roslyn School of Rock who recently recorded a song to benefit cancer care and research

Freshman Nathaniel Levy and eighth grader Kayleigh Bugalla were featured on a cover of UK band The Alarm’s song “Love, Hope and Strength,” as part of a national effort to raise funds for and awareness of cancer care programs.

The other students in the recording are: Zac Transport, Freddie Leighton, Brian Kerwick, Madison Beers, Aidan Owens (Manhasset), Caroline Carr (Manhasset) and Tia Cisterna (Manhasset).

Roslyn’s Music Director Pete Scarlata created the unique arrangement of the Love, Hope, & Strength Song, building on each of the performer’s individual strengths.

The song is a signature one not only for the UK band but the Love, Hope & Strength Foundation as lead singer/ guitarist and foundation co-founder mike Peters is a cancer survivor.

From December 6 to Jan 3, friends, family and neighbors can download the song for 99 cents, by going to the Yahoo! Music store.

Proceeds from the sale of the song will go to support the Love, Hope & Strength Foundation, an international, music-centric cancer charity dedicated to saving lives, one concert at a time. Its mission is to “save lives, right now, with the advances that have already been made in cancer care.”

“For only 99 cents, you can support a great cause,” said Caroline Carr, a sophomore at Manhasset High School who is also featured on the recording.

Roslyn is one of 15 School of Rock programs participating across the country in the fundraising effort. The program that raises the most money for Love, Hope & Strength will be rewarded with Peters as a guest professor for the day.

Demetria Mudar contributed to this article.


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