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Rising Junior at Steinert High School to Perform on National School of Rock AllStars Tour and Raise Funds to Support Teen Suicide Prevention

July 21, 2023

HAMILTON TOWNSHIP, NJ (MERCER)–Dean Svecz, a 16-year-old resident of Hamilton Township and a vocal student at School of Rock Princeton, will be a member of the School of Rock AllStars, which is a touring ensemble of some of the top teen musicians from School of Rock franchises from across the country.  Dean and his AllStars bandmates will perform at venues across four midwestern states from July 31 through August 5 to support mental health awareness as well as raise funds for the Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide (SPTS).

“The AllStars tour is going to be an amazing and once-in-a-lifetime experience,” says Svecz, who began as a student at SoR Princeton in 2020 and whose biggest inspirations are Elvis Presley and Freddie Mercury.  “I’m looking forward to meeting new people, performing at incredible venues, and helping to support SPTS.”

Being a member of the AllStars represents the highest level of achievement for School of Rock music students. Fewer than 1% of 62,000 SoR students from across the country are selected to join the ensemble.

Dean and his Midwest Team band will have an authentic touring experience, including traveling on a tour bus, doing publicity, and starring in nightly performances at such venues as Zanzabar in Louisville, KY;  Old Rock House in St. Louis, MO;  Reggie’s Rock Club and the Lollapalooza Fest in Chicago; Fitzgerald’s Night Club in Berwyn, IL; and Hi-Fi Annex in Indianapolis, IN.

A portion of the ticket sales and donations that are collected during the School of Rock AllStars tour will support SPTS, which is dedicated to reducing the stigma around discussing suicide and empowering teens, parents, and educators with the skills needed to help youths in crisis.

Dean Svecz from Hamilton Township. Photo: provided

Steinert vs Brick Memorial Photo Gallery


November 9, 2019 HAMILTON– In a NJSIAA Regional Crossover Game Steinert fell 13 to 48 against Brick Memorial High School. Photos of halftime and the 2nd half of game:

Last night it was incorrectly reported as a season ending game. An additional game home game is against Lakewood on Thursday at 2:45 p.m. There is also the traditional Thanksgiving Day game at Hamilton West 10:30 a.m. at West

For most current sport schedules in the Colonial Valley Conference please check their website it is updated several times a day.

Allentown High School Marching Band 2nd place in State Championship

November 2, 2019 SOMERVILLE, NJ — Allentown High School Marching Bank placed 2nd in State Championship held at Somerville High School. The Marching Band will be in Nationals USBANDS Championship held in Allentown, Pennsylvania. Competition is expected to take place between 1:15 and 4:45 p.m. See YouTube link from last night’s performance at Senior Night held at Allentown High School football game.

Allentown Celebrates Halloween with Parade and Costume Contest

October 31, 2019, Allentown–The weather held off and the Allentown, NJ Halloween festivities were held on schedule. Hope Fire Company of Allentown hosted the parade that started at the High School and ended on North Main Street near Broad Street. The Allentown High School Marching Band provided music along the way while candy was handed out though town. YouTube Video: More photos can be found here:

Allentown High School Senior Night

ALLENTOWN, November 1, 2019– Seniors from the Allentown High School’s Football Team, Band, Dance Team, and Cheerleaders celebrated Senior Night prior to the Friday night football game. See photos and video of the events: Cheer leading and Dance Team: Band: More photos can be found at this link on Facebook: