The Kids Next Door, a group of 16 teen-agers from the Orange County High School of the Arts, has recorded a cassette for the men and women serving in the Persian Gulf.
The two-song cassette includes “One Day,” with music by John Glaudini and lyrics by David Green, director of the OCHSA musical theater department and The Kids Next Door, and a contemporary pop arrangement of “America,” with new lyrics by Green.
“I conceived the idea because sentiment and support for our troops was so high on our campus and because I believe that these very talented students should always be mindful of giving something back,” Green said.
Members of The Kids Next Door: Kerri Aldrich and Jennifer Strovas, both of Cerritos; Brian Barakat, Phillips Ranch; Jon Breeden and Damien Lorton, both of Santa Ana; Terron Brooks, Cypress; Carol Cabrera, Garden Grove; Danny Charles, Fullerton; Jared Christensen, Bountiful, Utah; Nikol Dodson, Bellflower; Cherie Gietzen, Orange; Peter Koehler and Staci Sabbagh, both of Huntington Beach; Taylor Margis-Noguera, Long Beach; Kamilah Martin, Stanton, and Amy Vandergast, Seal Beach.
All proceeds from the sale of the cassette will go to the American Red Cross. To order a cassette, mail a check to The Kids One Day Tape, c/o Orange County High School of the Arts, 3591 Cerritos Ave., Los Alamitos, 90720, or stop by the school’s office.
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