School of Rock
Ashburn
September 2017
Newsletter
Chock Full of Rockschooly Goodness 
House Band on their Ten Summers Tour!
BACK TO SCHOOL, BACK TO ROCKIN'
HELLO SCHOOL OF ROCK ASHBURN COMMUNITY!!!
And just like that, summer is over, school has begun and we are headed to our fall programs and shows! Check out what's been happening and what's coming this fall!
What a Summer!
We played festivals, went on tour, had a great season of rehearsals, and had a record number of summer campers head through our doors to rock! We are so proud of our talented and driven students- new and old, and can't wait to to take everything to new heights this fall!
Thank You Summer Interns!
Every summer we launch our Summer Intern Program and this year we had a STELLAR CREW of ROCK SOLID interns helping us keep things on track! THANKS TO Madi Waugh and Naveen Soppa!
Chris White and Kacy Hyatt Rocked the AllStars Tour! 
The Allstars are chosen through a rigorous audition 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. We are so proud of two time AllStar Kacy and our newest AllStar Chris. We asked them about their tours.

TELL US ABOUT YOUR ALLSTARS EXPERIENCE- WHAT WAS COOL? WHAT DID YOU LEARN?

Kacy: "This year my tour started in Phoenix, so it was really cool to go out west to places that I've never been before. Everybody on my team was so wonderful and we all learned a lot about working together as one unit."

Chris: "I learned how to manage everything you need for a tour and how to interact with new band mates and a big crowd."

WHY SHOULD SOMEONE STRIVE TO BE AN ALLSTAR?

Kacy: "You should strive to be an Allstar because it's one of the best experiences you'll ever have, and it challenges you so much. Almost all of the people you meet will become close friends and you make a bunch of new connections."

Chris: "Someone should strive to be an Allstar so they can play and experience music with someone just as passionate as they are, and maybe even see music through someone else's eyes."
Fall Scheduling

If you've been away for the summer or need a schedule change NOW IS THE TIME TO CALL! We have a lot of new students and our lesson slots are filling up. So to make sure you get the day/time /instructor you want, give us a call TODAY!

Summer Shows Are On Deck
Seriously, if you haven't seen one of our Performance Program shows, do yourself a favor! We have FOUR AMAZING SHOWS this season:

SATURDAY 9/23 @ THE BUNGALOW CHANTILLY

12PM The Blues Show
2PM The Radiohead Show
4PM Old School Metal Show
6PM 1976 Show

SATURDAY, 9/30 @ EPICURE CAFE FAIRFAX

1:00 PM Radiohead
1:55 PM SOR UNPLUGGED
2:10 PM Old School Metal
3:00 PM 1976
3:55 PM Rock 101
4:10 PM Blues
Mark Your Calendars Now for FALL SHOW SEASON SIGN UP!
September 6th at 7PM
An email will go out and we will post in our show groups. See our Seasonal show description for Play the Hits below!
We have compiled a list of forty classic rock bands, randomized them, and broken them up into four different shows. Each band will be represented by two songs in the show's casting. This will culminate in eighty classic rock songs learned and played over the course of the season.

To summarize:

4 shows
40 bands
80 songs
= goodness

Rehearsals times will be:

Vol. 1   Tuesdays 6-8:30 PM with Kenny Gardner
Vol. 2   Wednesdays 6-8:30 PM with Kristina Gray
Vol. 3   Thursdays 6-8:30 PM with Kurt Buona
Vol. 4   Fridays 6-8:30 PM with Richard Smith

Be sure to check your emails September 6th for details about which bands are in which show and the link to show sign ups!
Student Spotlight!
ASHLEY MAURO


WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE THING ABOUT SCHOOL OF ROCK ASHBURN?

"My favorite thing about SOR is probably all the instructors because they're all really nice and cool."

WHAT IS ONE OF YOUR FAVORITE THINGS YOU'VE LEARNED AT SCHOOL OF ROCK ASHBURN?

"My favorite thing I've learned at SOR is "The Ocean" by Led Zeppelin because the timing of the song is weird and I struggled with it a little at first, but it's a really fun song to play."

WHAT ADVICE DO YOU HAVE TO NEW MUSICIANS OUT THERE?

"Stick with music because it's very cool and never give up."

WHAT ARE YOUR TOP 5 FAVORITE BANDS?

"Metallica, Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Led Zeppelin, and Aerosmith"

IF YOU COULD BE IN ANY BAND, PAST OR PRESENT, WHAT BAND, AND WHY?

"Probably Aerosmith because all their songs are really really fun to play!"

NOW ENROLLING FALL 2017 PROGRAMS!
CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION OR CALL US ON 703-858-0820
  Calendar Stuff

September 4th - We are closed for the Labor Day Holiday (This is included in your tuition and fees so there will be no make up lessons offered for this closure.)

September 6th - 7 PM - Fall Performance Programs Show Sign Up Begins

September 23rd - 12-8 PM Summer Shows at the Bungalow

September 30th- 1-5 PM Summer Shows at Epicure

October 7th- 4 PM House Band gig: Key Lyme's Hope for Lyme Music Fest at Tarara Winery