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Reverse Order band members Cruise Russo, Andrew Katsock and John Russo will play a concert in Mount Vernon. Photo Credit: Contributed
Reverse Order is attempting to "Reverse the Trend" and will appear in Mount Vernon. Photo Credit: Contributed

MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. – New Jersey rock band Reverse Order is going to attempt to “Reverse the Trend” in Mount Vernon, with a performance at Grimes Elementary School to spread the message of anti-bullying.

Reverse Order, a semi-finalist on “America’s Got Talent,” will take their talents to Mount Vernon as part of a nationwide anti-bullying tour that includes concerts and speaking arrangements at schools across the country.

The appearances during “Reverse the Trend” feature a concert and assembly, where students can interact with the band members while learning how to overcome bullying. Then the band members share some of their own experiences being bullied, and how to overcome it in a safe, positive way.

“(They) are living angels for what they do for such an important issue,” said Margaret Carroll-Donnelly, a mother of three. “Sharing experiences and proving that it is possible to rise above the bullying is both overwhelming and comforting.”

The Oct. 3 appearance at Grimes Elementary School is just one stop on a 30-week tour that will see Reverse Order visiting more than 150 schools. On Oct. 1, in the spirit of National Bullying Prevention Month, they will also release a special anti-bullying song, “Not Alone,” featuring Shanica Knowles.

“We have all been bullied at some point in our lives, even celebrities are bullied,” lead singer John Russo said in a statement. “We want students to know that they are not alone and they can overcome this obstacle and achieve greatness.”

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