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PAST EVENTS

PAST EVENTS

Chicago West House Band Summer Dates nearly over
August 22, 2019

House Band Summer Season Coming to a Close

2019 was our first full-throttle House Band summer. With Anthony's leadership and Ashleigh's logistics we were booked for over 15 events all around Chicagoland and our kids attacked every one like a group of pros. Our House Band members, ages 17-12, have developed into a real collective force on stage and we were proud to watch their development accelerate as the summer went on. Shows included Go Division's main stage, West Fest's main stage, Wicker Park main stage, Lobster Fest at Navy Pier, a pre-Opening event for SoR Park Ridge, House of Blues' I Am Fest (main ballroom), the Woodstock Anniversary Tribute in Aurora, IL, along with several others. Thank you to all our parents who got their kids where they needed to be and supported them from the crowd. Thanks also to all our amazing staff and faculty who helped prepare and train these amazing young performers. Even bigger and better to come!

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AC/DC show kicks off with crowds still filing in.
May 20, 2019

Best. Show. Yet. Spring Season's AC/DC and 1-Hit Wonders Slay.

A big thank you to all the parents, grandparents and siblings who made this concert possible. And thank you to the directors and assistant directors who gave so much of themselves to help these kids learn their parts and embrace the moment. Thanks to Beat Kitchen for providing another perfect setting for showcasing these emerging musicians. Thanks to Ashleigh and Zachary for watching the big picture so we could all watch rock and roll history. :) Wish you were here...

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Ramones Summer Camp at School of Rock Chicago West
August 17, 2018

Ramones Camp Summer 2018

Dig the pillow! A quick shot of the cast just before show time over at Cobra Lounge. Vocalists. Guitarists. Bassists. Drummers. Keyboardists. This summer camp has it all and the show is sure to be epic. (Post-sript update - It was!) Thanks to Jeff Smith, their director, T Rex, Leah and Alexis for bringing it all together.

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House of Vans with RJC Drums and SOR Chicago West House Band
August 6, 2018

Our kids open for Frank Zummo of Sum 41 at House of Vans!

The House Band brought it big time yesterday! Not only did they open for Frank Zummo, they also got to play with him! We're very proud of them all - and super jealous of the free Vans shoes they received. A huge shout out to SJC Drums for sponsoring such a great event. This is what School of Rock is all about!

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School of Rock AllStars at Austin City Limits Live
July 20, 2018

2018 AllStars Tour hits the road!

We're so proud of all the School of Rock AllStars who will be touring across the U.S. this summer. Catch them when they come to your town! Of if you're here in Chicago, you can see them at Lollapolooza August 4.

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