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Summer 2019 Season Enrollment Starts up the week of May 1st!

  1. Fall/Winter 2018

    Rehearsals start the week of 9/22/18!

     

     LED ZEPPELIN THEATRE SHOW: Mondays 5:30-8:30 pm or   Saturdays 2-5 pm.

    Join as we Ramble On Dazed and Confused in a Bron-Y-Aur Stomp seeking the answer to What Is and What Should Never Be! From the needle first hitting Good Times Bad Times to the apex of Stairway to Heaven, the band hit the ground running and never disappointed.  Their signature raw-blues heavy sound and insistence on album cuts versus singles took off and left a mark never to be forgotten.  From the hard-rocking era of I, II, III, and IV to the more complex layered compositions of Houses of the Holy, Physical Graffiti, Presence, and In Through the Out Doors, every phase of Zep will be explored.

    This show will feature two rehearsal groups; one on Monday evening and another Saturday afternoon.  Each group will be assigned specific albums to draw their material from.  These groups will have a third performance at Harper College Saturday, January 26, 2019.

    THE MOVIE SOUNDTRACKS FROM THE GUARDIANS AND THE GALAXY  Wednesdays 5:30-8:30 pm

    Guardians of the Galaxy is a 2014 superhero film based on the Marvel Comics superhero team of the same name. Join us as we make our way through the galaxy to the sounds of Awesome Mix volumes 1 and 2. Tracks ranging from David Bowie to Parliament, and Blue Swede to Cheap Trick. This carefully curated collection is sure to bring down the house.

     MODERN INDIE/ ALT NATION

    Fridays 5:30 pm-8:30 pm

    Indie rock is a genre of rock music that originated in the United Kingdom in the 1970s. Originally used to describe independent record labels, the term became associated with the music they produced.  Indie rock has transmogrified into one of the hardest genres to define. Bands trying to break through love to title themselves as, “indie rock” as though it were a specific sound. Critics love to point back to scions of the underground scene in an attempt to pinpoint when the genre began. This awesome journey to the left of the dial will take us through Arcade Fire, The Shins, The Artic Monkeys, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Death Cab for Cutie, The Flaming Lips, Mumford & Sons, and so many more!

    Rock 101 Rehearsals:

     

     Tuesday 4:30-6:00 pm

     Tuesday 6-7:30pm 

    Wednesdays 4:30-6:00pm

     

    Thursdays 5:30-7:00pm

     

    Saturdays 12-1:30pm 

     

     

    Big Show Dates for this Fall/Winter Session

    Pre-Shows for Performance Groups 1/12 &1/13/19

    Big Show for all Groups 1/19 & 1/20/19

     

    School closed between 12/25-1/1/19, bills will be pro-rated.

     

Summer 2019 Show Descriptions

For our Performance Program participants, our members will have a choice of the following rehearsals. Rehearsals start the week of May27th, 2019. We will be enrolling through Mid August if groups allow. Shows are set for weekends of 9/20-9/21/19.

Southerrn Rock is Mondays 5:30-8:30 pm led by Nick Fane and Jay R.

Southern Rock is a celebrated subgenre that's the perfect blend of rock and roll, Country, Americana, and Blues. Southern Rock is an awesome educational experience with great parts for all instruments. We will be looking at groups and artists like Allman Brothers, ZZTop, Lynard Skynard, Tom Petty, Dixie Chicks Stevie Ray Vaughan, and Marshall Tucker Band.

Pop Punk is Wednesdays 5:30-8:30pm

Pop punk fuses elements of punk, rock and pop music. Pop Punk typically combines fast tempos, loud and distorted electric guitars, and power chord changes with pop-influenced melodies, vocal styles, and lyrical themes. Play the music of groups like Blink 182, Sum 41, Green Day and Paramore.

Radiohead is Fridays 5:30-8:30 pm led by Ryan Y and Josh R

In Honor of their upcoming 2019 induction into Rock and Roll's Hall of fame, this summer we will celebrate Radiohead! Radiohead emerged in the 1990s as torchbearers of the progressive rock tradition and have threaded the needle between innovation and popularity. Radiohead is an English rock band consisting of Thom Yorke, Jonny Greenwood, Colin Greenwood, Ed O"Brien and Philip Selway. In 2009, Rolling Stone readers voted Radiohead the second-best artist of the 2000's.

Best of Guitar Hero is Saturdays 2-5:00pm led by Mick H 

The Guitar Hero, the most rock and roll video game of all time, became a cultural phenomenon by incorporating rhythm-based controls to a killer soundtrack of Rock music. The first Guitar Hero game launched in 2005 and since that time has touted one of the most impressive playlists with artists like Jimi Hendrix, Franz Ferdinand, AC/DC. Smashing Pumpkins, Heart and so much more. This show will honor the very best and many favorites of this longstanding popular game! Guitar Hero comes alive! 

 

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