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Fall Winter Show Themes 2021/2022

All rehearsals during the week are small groups, separated into groups 5:30-7:00pm or 7:15-8:45pm. The Performance program is for kids 12+, who take a weekly private 45 minute instrument lesson as well as attending a weekly themed group rehearsal. At the end of the season, about 11 weeks, the groups perform onstage!


90’s ROCK on Saturdays 1:30-3:00pm or 3:00-4:45pm

This awesome show is a sequel to our Summer’s 80s rock theme. The 90s had in it some great rock and roll bands  yet grunge, Britpo, industrial rock and other alternative music  emerged and took over as the most popular of the decade as well as punk rock.ska punk, and nu medal .

The 1990s saw a rise in the awareness of multiculturalism since the 1980s. as well as the advance of alternative media.  Movements such as grunge, the rave scene, and hip hop spread around the world to young people during that decade, aided by then-new technology of cable tv and the World Wide Web..

Black Keys vs. White Stripes: MONDAYS

Two piece rock! The White Stripes took the rock and roll world by storm in 2002 with their raw mix of garage rock and blues. From White Blood Cells through Icky Thump, their instrumentation and arrangements grew more complex, but their core remained the same - great songs filled with catchy hooks. The Black Keys followed a similar musical trajectory, though it took until 2010 for the band to start getting mainstream radio appreciation. These bands share more than colorful names – they were the torchbearers who brought bluesy garage rock back into popular music. This show is a solid choice for all experience levels, especially emerging players who are looking to take the next step.

Listen to: “Icky Thump” and “Fell In Love With a Girl” by The White Stripes, and “Lonely Boy” and “Gold on the Ceiling” by The Black Keys.

Fleetwood Mac : Tuesdays 

Fleetwood Mac is celebrating a ½ century of Rockin and Roling with a new tour this year!

After forming as a British blues band in the late ‘60s, Fleetwood mac evolved into one of the most influential rock groups of the ‘70s. Not only did they write some of the decade’s most indelible songs-and release one of the best-selling albums of all time, 1977’s Rumours-but the troupe created a distinctive “California sound” that endures today as a sonic touch stone for countless bands.

 Great vocals, great parts for all instruments. Lots of opportunities for vocalists and guitarists !   


Yes Vs. Rush:  Wednesdays 

Two of the best progressive rock bands of all time. Yes came first and then came Rush, influenced by the music of  Yes.  All of Rush’s music (except for their first album which featured a different drummer) was made by the same 3 guys over a 40+ year period. Yes, on the other hand, had so many lineup changes that only one person - bassist Chris Squire - was part of every lineup before he passed away in 2015.  Over the years of the band’s existence, Rush fluctuated between hard-driving guitar rock and synth-heavy orchestral arrangements, but their style is unmistakable and their songs are very difficult to play.