Lindbergh High School Strolling Strings has offered a creative online version of its annual Music Trivia Night to raise funds for the Music for Lifelong Achievement program which launches tonight.
The weekly online music game will unveil the first round of its weekly online music game on May 10 at www.lhsstrollingtrivia.com, but participants can join the second round even if they do not participate in the first. Each round will end with a link to provide a direct donation to Music for Lifelong Achievement (MFLA), a program that provides instruments to students and organizations in the St. Louis area who need them. The MFLA is facilitated by the Sheldon Arts Foundation.
The Strolling Strings are made up of over 20 students from Lindbergh High School who play a variety of musical genres with violins, violas, cellos, full drums, and electric and / or bass guitars. In addition to performing concerts around town, they host an annual Music Trivia Night fundraiser which usually sells out due to its popularity. This year, they are traveling online and raising funds for local musicians in need. The students chose, arranged, performed, recorded and edited around 90 different songs which were turned into a game.
For an example game, go to bit.ly/StrollingExampleGame.
The parent-led fundraising group, the Lindbergh Strolling Strings Alliance, combined the songs into themes and created the music questions and game.
The weekly trivia game will feature at least 17 themed series of five songs in each round. Each song from 30 seconds to 1 minute will have a related question. All previous rounds will be available to play, but the leaderboard will not update until after the first week of play of each round. Many songs include more than just one person performing a song with the instrument they are playing in the band. These talented students also play additional instruments, sing, and also create amazing works of art. Duets and songs were often recorded separately and then edited together.