"Song of Love"
Anacapa School student body will join singer-songwriter Lanny Sherwin on tracks to benefit children's charity.
When: Monday, Dec. 9, 2013, 7:50 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.
Where: Anacapa School, 814 Santa Barbara St., Santa Barbara
Age limit: Not available
The entire Anacapa School student body along with its faculty will be raising their voices in a “Song of Love” for a teenager they will probably never meet. Students and teachers at the independent school are lending their time and vocal talents to help singer-songwriter and Anacapa dad Lanny Sherwin create a personalized song for young Aaron of St. Louis.
Aaron has been diagnosed with a serious illness, and that’s where the Songs of Love Foundation steps in. Parents of very sick children can request a custom song for their child from volunteers involved with the Foundation.
Sherwin runs Sandman Records, a children’s record label. He is often asked to write for very young children and he normally keeps song content and rhythm easy-going and fun. But 16-year-old Aaron requested a country song, so Anacapa will put on a Nashville vibe to sing the choruses.
Sherwin and his volunteer engineer Pablo Manzarek will transform Anacapa’s morning “Breakfast Club” assembly into a recording studio and Anacapa’s Glee Club will lead the school in harmony.
Anacapa hosts dozens of expert guest presenters each year. Prospective parents who are interested in Anacapa School for their students are welcome to attend this free event to see a Breakfast Club in action.
The Songs of Love Foundation (www.songsoflove.org) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing personalized songs free of charge for children and teens currently facing medical, physical or emotional challenges.
Event posted Dec. 3, 2013
Last updated Dec. 3, 2013