Dayton, Ohio (PRWEB) June 26, 2012
Dayton, Ohio music teacher, Ryan Chatterton and Lead Guitarist from Pop-Punk band, Life After Liftoff (Facebook.com/LifeAfterLiftoff) knows all too well how Karen Klein felt that dreaded day. For the past seven years, Chatterton has worked at Kettering City Middle/High Schools in the music department just outside Dayton. He explains, “Being a music teacher, I work closely with kids and I can tell you first hand that bullying is a huge problem in our schools. Children everywhere are told that if you are not a sports super star or the head cheerleader, you are less of a person. Schools need to be a safe place for all children to explore who they are and find what interests they have. After watching that video of Ms. Klein it literally made me sick. I know from experience that not all children are like this but to think those kids could mentally and physically assault that woman is horrifying. I hope those children not only learn that this behavior is unacceptable, but they also learn tolerance for all people and an understanding of what is right and wrong. I hope their parents, teachers, and classmates help them to treat people, especially their elders, with more respect.”
This is why Life After Liftoff paired up with National Organization, Defeat The Label (DefeatTheLabel.com), a 501(c) 3 started by phenomenon Ken Kragen (creator of "Hands Across America" and "We Are The World). The organization creates critical awareness of bullying issues among middle/high school aged students. This is accomplished through the creation of awareness campaigns, community outreach, special events and the implementation of in-school curriculum.
By partnering with Defeat The Label, Life After Liftoff (Twitter.com/LALBand) was able to participate in International STAND4CHANGE Against Bullying Day; a call to action against bullying that took place across the world May 4, 2012. This epic event served as an international rallying point to demonstrate the commitment to no longer tolerate bullying in schools and communities. During the day, Life After Liftoff members visited one of the participating schools, Indian Valley Middle School in Dayton, Ohio to show support for this cause. And at that time, the band released a music video (http://bit.ly/LucVDd) for single "Brand New Life" to over 1.3 million students participating across the world.
“The single, “Brand New Life,” explained by Lead Singer and writer Lee Weiss, “is a powerful message to fans and victims of bullying that no matter what life throws at you, this is your chance to start a Brand New Life.'’ Life After Liftoff hopes its music will inspire others to stand up for and feel secure in their own self-worth. Lee expands, “By learning that even if you are being bullied or feel upset you can make a choice to move beyond that. Take pride in who you are and know that no matter what other people might think or say you are a beautiful person and deserve to be happy.”
Life After Liftoff, pop-punk band from Dayton, Ohio consisting of, Lee Weiss (Singer, Guitar), Jason Sigritz (Bass, Backing Vocals), Ryan Chatterton (Lead Guitar, Backing Vocals, Keys), and Dan Malloy (Drums, Backing Vocals) just released an EP titled Brand New Life now available at all digital retailers and iTunes (http://bit.ly/LsYN9F). Check out at the band's Official Website (http://www.LifeAfterLiftoff.com) and watch the latest music video for single “Brand New Life” (http://bit.ly/LucVDd). Life After Liftoff is currently working on a full-length album set to be released later this year titled Everything is You. The band wishes to continue its efforts to fight against bullying in schools by speaking to middle and high schoolers around the country this fall.
Download the band's new single "Brand New Life" at LifeAfterLiftoff.Bandcamp.com or click here: http://bit.ly/KqbFkh
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Hailing from the same grounds as bands like The Devil Wears Prada and Hawthorne Heights, Dayton, Ohio has now graced us with Life After Liftoff; a four-piece band of dedicated, talented musicians that are in it for the long haul. Since their early teens, these guys have been perfecting their craft of pop-punk and it shows in their upbeat, genuine tunes. In 2008, after the demise of front man, Lee Weiss's other band, Maintain Composure, Life After Liftoff was born, and they've since made quite the impression on music fans everywhere. Already, they have support from some of the biggest names in the scene; All Time Low, New Found Glory, Paramore and even Blink 182.
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