School of Rock
Vienna
January 2018
Newsletter
Chock Full of Rockschooly Goodness 
Winter Break Foo Fighters Camp
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!
2018 HERE WE COME!!
Winter Break 2017 Band Camp
The  Foo Fighters Winter Break Camp  was a huge success. Three days and these campers covered A LOT of material and put on a great show!

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Fall Show Venues and Times Announced!
Two Big Show Days! You've got to see these!!

FREE ADMISSION TO ALL PERFORMANCES

SUNDAY, FEB 4TH
Jammin Java in Vienna

Fleetwood Mac - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Rap Rock - 1:30pm to 3:00pm
Sunset Strip - 3:00pm to 4:30pm
CBGB - 4:30pm to 6:00pm

SUNDAY, FEB 11TH
Uptown Alley* in Manassas

CBGB - 12:00pm to 2:00pm
Sunset Strip - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Fleetwood Mac - 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Rap Rock - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

*Uptown Alley is a GREAT family-friendly, fun stop! They have bowling, yummy food, and a game area too. Bring the whole family and hang out before or after your show.
Get Your FREE Bumpersticker
We have a new bumpersticker (which looks equally awesome on your rear window) and want all our Rocker Parents to be able to proudly display their love of SOR! Not into the "sticker" thing? We still have our Rocker Mom magnets too! Stop by and see Brian for yours today!
January is OPEN HOUSE MONTH
Join us any weekday at School of Rock Vienna for our OPEN HOUSE Month of fun! Bring a friend, bring a friend's friend and show them what you do here at School of Rock.
Got a little one who wants to check out a class? Drop by for a Rookies Class any Wednesday at 4:30 for a fun and interactive experience.

Heads Up Lessons Only Crew - Time to Sign Up for FEBRUROCK
WHAT:  Showcase Performance for Lessons and Rock 101 Students
WHERE:  Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St SE, Vienna, VA 22180
WHEN:  6pm to 10pm, Saturday, February 24th

SOR Vienna’s Showcase will help encourage students who have never experienced a performance to step outside of the lesson room. After all, School of Rock’s mantra is quite literally: “We use the  stage  to teach.”

CLICK  HERE   TO SIGN UP!

If you have any questions, please contact Brian or Travis at the School: 703-242-2184
House Band Auditions are Coming in February! Do You Have What it Takes?
Our audition-only bands are comprised of our best-and-brightest. The students in these bands are given more challenging material at a quicker pace and have to rise to the challenge. Our House Band has played in front of crowds numbering in the hundreds of thousands, has recorded at the legendary Omega studios, and plays -on average- 20 shows per year.

Auditions will be held at the school on February 9th and 10th (times TBD). There will also be a Mandatory Parent & Student Meeting on Wednesday, January 24th.

Be on the lookout for additional audition details coming soon!
Thank You to Rob Wolk!

We are sad to bid farewell to our long time, amazing drum instructor, Rob Wolk. Rob has been here in our halls for and incredible 5 years and has taught at all three SORs. Rob not only directed countless shows and camps but he has helped develop passionate musicians from the lesson room to the stage. We will miss you Rob but know that amazing adventures await you in Los Angeles. Keep us posted!
Student Spotlight!
MEET TIMMY FITZPATRICK!

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE THING ABOUT SCHOOL OF ROCK VIENNA? "My Weekly Fleetwood Mac Rehearsal."

WHAT IS ONE OF YOUR FAVORITE THINGS YOU'VE LEARNED AT SCHOOL OF ROCK VIENNA? " Learning new songs."

WHAT ADVICE DO YOU HAVE TO NEW MUSICIANS OUT THERE? "Hold your pick properly!!"

WHAT ARE YOUR TOP 5 FAVORITE BANDS? "My favorites are Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, AC/DC, Guns n Roses, and Journey."

IF YOU COULD BE IN ANY BAND, PAST OR PRESENT, WHAT BAND, AND WHY? "Led Zeppelin because they have amazing guitar parts!"
Holiday & Inclement Weather Policy Information
It's that time of year when the holidays and the weather interfere with our regularly scheduled programs. As a reminder, your tuition is based on a 48 week/4 lessons a month basis. We are open 52 weeks a year which means everyone has 4 built-in make up days per calendar year that we use toward holiday and inclement weather closures. In a typical year we use about two of these per lesson day, however should our closures ever exceed 4 on your lesson day, we will schedule a make up day so that you can get your lesson in. 

PLEASE NOTE:  We do not follow the county school closures. Frequently they make decisions in the morning based on whether or not the buses can maneuver through the neighborhoods. We make our decision to opne/close based on whether or not our staff can safely come to work. If we are open and you cannot make your lesson, we will do our best to find a make up lesson for you but cannot guarantee you will get one.

Not sure if we are open? Check our Facebook Page, give us a call or check your email before heading out.
  Calendar Stuff

January 1st - CLOSED for New Year's Day

January 15th - OPEN for MLK Day

January 24th - Mandatory Parent/Student Meeting for House Band Auditions 5-6PM (Location TBD).

February 4th - Performance Program Shows at Jammin' Java (see schedule above)

February 9th - 10th - 2018 Vienna House Band Auditions

February 11th - Performance Program Shows at Uptown Alley (see schedule above)

February 24th - Febru-Rock Showcase for Lessons Only Students at the Vienna Community Center