School of Rock
Silver Spring
AUGUST 2017
Newsletter
Chock Full of Rockschooly Goodness 
SUMMER ROCKIN'!
HAPPY AUGUST! 
It's been a VERY busy month!  
Here's a bit of what's keeping the groove going strong!
Holy Cow!  WJLA's Good Morning Washington Came and Broadcasted from our Sister School Vienna SOR!  


Thursday July 27th, Eileen Whalen came to our sister school SOR Vienna to do a live feed during their morning show.  She and her crew were blown away and really showed what we are all about. 

If you missed it Click the link below to see the segment, which includes a performance by the Vienna House Band and campers, as well as all the interviews with their incredible students, parents, and staff!  S O. MUCH. FUN!! Great job guys!

Shout out to Connor and Mary Hitchcock who were at the festivities and spoke about their new School of Rock that has just opened in Haymarket!  We wish them much success!

IT'S NOT SUMMER WITHOUT OUR ROCKIN' SUMMER CAMPS!
BOOT CAMPS, POP DIVA, AND ROCK 101 CAMPS have been going strong since July. We have been rockin' all summer long with some seeeerrriiioously amazing campers. These kids have been diving into music and learning songs and having fun and then giving incredibly strong Friday performances. We love our campers!  MARK YOUR CALENDARS NOW for our last Friday Performances at the Silver Spring Fountain stage this Friday 8/4 and Friday 8/11 1PM!
HOUSE BAND ON TOUR!
The road is an integral part of rock and roll so off we go each summer!  Our touring young musicians get to have an immersive musical experience where they get on a tour bus, play lots of gigs, hang out, and have a blast. We celebrated Vienna SOR's tenth anniversary this year (our 11th!)  by heading out July 12th thru 17th on our Ten Summers Tour with a "mixed" band from all three of our area schools - 21 kids hitting the road. Stops included Downingtown, PA, Mt.Vernon, NY, New Canaan, CT, Philly, Long Island and NYC.  These guys have had an experience that they will remember for a lifetime.   Check the video!
 
HOUSE BAND PERFORMS AT LEGENDARY BLACK CAT WITH SCHOOL OF ROCK ALLSTARS!
Our House Band had the opportunity to share the stage last Tuesday, July 25th with surrounding sister school and our national touring School of Rock Allstars. They gave an outstanding performance and a lot of audience love!

The Allstars are chosen through a rigourous audiiton process and represent less than 1% of all the students in the School of Rock world-wide.  In the summer they embark on a multi-day tour, play on legendary stages and at major festivals like MoPop, Red Rocks and Lollapalooza.  Stay tuned for next month's issue when we will hear from Vienna Allstar Will Izdepski about his experience on the road this summer!

And be sure to mark your calendars for upcoming House Band gigs so you can support our young musicians!
Student Spotlight Emily Armoa
Emily is a School of Rock veteran. She has been a Summer Camp intern for the past two years in a row. She is not only a hard worker and amazing musician, she is compassionate and patient with the campers; teaching them their parts and guiding them through this little program we call Rock n Roll. 

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE THING ABOUT SCHOOL OF ROCK SILVER SPRING?
You come here and it's different, not like anything else you've ever done. You could be going through a hard time in your life and you get to just have fun, practice and play music with people! It like you have entered a completely different place. 

WHAT IS ONE OF YOUR FAVORITE THINGS YOU'VE LEARNED AT SCHOOL OF ROCK SILVER SPRING?
How in a few weeks you can go from nothing and after a month you have a whole list of songs put together for a performance. 

WHAT ADVICE DO YOU HAVE TO INCOMING KIDS YOUR AGE OUT THERE?
At first you might feel challenged and a bit overwhelmed, but perseverance and you will see how amazing it is to watch yourself not knowing how to play in a band to being really exctied for the performance. 

WHAT ARE YOUR TOP 5 FAVORITE BANDS?
Led Zeppelin, The Beatles, and David Bowie. 

IF YOU COULD BE IN ANY BAND, PAST OR PRESENT, WHAT BAND, AND WHY?
I'm gonna say Led Zeppelin because I just love the music. It's hard to sing and the challenges me to work hard. When I get it down, I am a

Fall Schedule Shuffle Starts NOW
With school starting before Labor Day our traditional fall lesson schedule shuffle is in full swing!  If you took off from SOR for the summer and are planning on rejoining or if you need to move your lesson time, the sooner you contact Brian, the better.  All lesson times are first come, first served so don't wait!  Check this one off your list!
Calendar Stuff

August 4th Summer Camp Performance at Downtown Silver Spring Fountain Stage -  1pm  -  3pm

August 6th -  House Band Q&A with Chick Correa/Bela Fleck at Wolf Trap 

August 11thSummer Camp Performance at Downtown Silver Spring Fountain Stage - 1pm - 3pm

September 4th -  We are closed for Labor Day 2016 this is a built in holiday so no make up will be offered


ROCK ON.  ROCK STRONG.

All of us from School of Rock Silver Spring