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Band with anti-bullying message performs at George L. Cooke Elementary School

April 4, 2017
Breach the barrier performs at CookeStudents at George L. Cooke Elementary School were treated to a performance by local band Breach the Barrier on March 17  by the Cooke-Rutherford PTO. Breach the Barrier is comprised of teenagers from Sullivan County whose goal is to inspire students to "Be you, be original, be accepting", and who perform throughout the county with an anti-bullying message, often remixing songs such as the Spongebob Squarepants theme and Monster Mash.

To cement the message of accepting others, the band distributed guitar pics to several students at the end of the performance and challenged those students to pass the pic to other students who were demonstrating the attributes of being original and accepting. The students who received the pics would then pass the pics on to a new set of students, with the goal of having the guitar pics pass through every Cooke student's hands by the end of the day.