Local young musicians to ‘rock’ for pediatric cancer research


R Rockin for Super Ty rsUptonOn Friday, June 12, three teen rock bands and two middle school a cappella groups will take the stage at Nipmuc Regional High School, 90 Pleasant St., Upton, from 6-9:30 p.m. to raise money for pediatric cancer research – specifically the Ty Louis Campbell (TLC) Foundation.

The three bands – Eclipse, Distracted and Playing with Fire – are comprised of local teens ranging in age from 12-16. They all began under the direction of local music teacher Bob Nicoll of Upton in his youth band program. The Harmelodies and Tempo Tantrum are two a cappella groups comprised of sixth- to eighth-grade Miscoe Hill School students under the direction of the Miscoe Hill Choral teacher Brendan Ferrari.

The funds will be donated to the TLC Foundation in memory of Ty Louis Campbell, a young Carmel, N.Y., boy affectionately known as “SuperTy,” who lost his battle with pediatric brain cancer at age 5 after fighting it for half of his short life. Ty’s parents, Dr. Louis and Cindy Campbell, launched the foundation as a way to raise funds for innovative research and clinical trials specifically geared toward the treatment of the deadliest childhood cancers, including brain and spinal cord tumors.

Sponsors for the concert include Dunkin Donuts of Upton, Mendon and Hopkinton, The Little Coffee Bean of Whitinsville and Plains Automotive in Milford. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. To become a sponsor or to purchase tickets contact Jen at [email protected].

For more information visit http://www.thetlcfoundation.org and visit the Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/rockinforsuperty.

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