School Of Rock Teams Up With Mike Peters Of The Alarm/Big Country And The Love Hope Strength Foundation

October 12, 2011 // // School of Rock will be announcing a three-day recording workshop in November at their music school locations nationwide. The workshop provides an interactive educational music experience with an emphasis on recording and vocals.

Each participating school will record their version of Mike Peters and The Alarm’s classic “Love Hope Strength” which will be available for worldwide download. All proceeds of the will benefit the Love Hope Strength foundation which is an international music-centric cancer charity co-founded in 2007 by leukemia survivors Mike Peters of the Welsh rock band The Alarm and President of CSI Entertainment James Chippendale. Peters also fronts the Scottish New Wave rock band Big Country.

Schools will upload their completed songs to the Love Hope Strength website for worldwide download. Tracks will be .99 and all proceeds will go directly to the LHS foundation.

The school that raises the most money will receive a very special visit reward from Mike Peters.

“Early detection of cancer can lead to an 80% survival rate and what better way to spread the word about cancer awareness to a younger generation than through the talented students of the School of Rock,’ said LOVE HOPE STRENGTH executive director Shannon Foley. “Love Hope Strength is proud to be teaming up with School of Rock and honored to have a song that has meant so much to Mike Peters, and millions of survivors around the world, be the centerpiece of this workshop.”

About School of Rock

For more than a decade, School of Rock has been inspiring kids to rock on stage and in life. Our students develop confidence, talent and skills, through our beginner, intermediate and advanced music programs. We offer music lessons on guitar, bass, piano, vocals and drums in an authentic, performance-based environment. School of Rock operates 72 schools in 26 states and Mexico, with new locations opening nationwide. We are expanding rapidly to meet the demands of kids who want to play music and for parents who appreciate music education. With opportunities available nationwide, it’s an exciting time to open a music school franchise with School of Rock! Visit for more information.

About The Love Hope Strength Foundation:

The Love Hope Strength Foundation (LHS) is the first international, music-centric cancer charity dedicated to saving live, one concert at a time.

  • We build and support cancer centers around the globe through music-centric “Rocks Events”.
  • We build international marrow databases by hosting bone marrow drives at global music centric events, encouraging people to “GET ON THE LIST”.
  • We build awareness and bring inspiration for global cancer needs through dynamic concerts, documentaries and PSA’s.

Founded in 2007 by cancer survivors James Chippendale of CSI Entertainment Insurance and Mike Peters of the Welsh rock band The Alarm, LHSF is now the world’s leading rock-n-roll cancer foundation.



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