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2024 US Summer Tour



Young music students should consider going on tour for several reasons:

  1. Real-World Experience: Touring provides a hands-on, practical experience of what it's like to be a professional musician. It goes beyond the classroom or studio, offering a taste of life on the road and the demands of live performances.
  2. Performance Skills Enhancement: Regular performances in front of diverse audiences help students refine their stage presence, build confidence, and improve their musical abilities under various conditions.
  3. Cultural Exposure and Networking: Tours often involve travel to different cities or even countries, exposing students to new cultures, musical styles, and audiences. This broadens their horizons and allows them to make valuable connections in the music industry.
  4. Teamwork and Collaboration: Being on tour fosters a sense of camaraderie and teamwork. Students learn to work together, support each other, and handle the challenges of travelling and performing as a group.
  5. Discipline and Responsibility: Touring requires a high level of discipline, from adhering to schedules to managing personal and group responsibilities. This instils a sense of professionalism and work ethic.
  6. Inspiration and Creativity: Experiencing new places and meeting new people can be incredibly inspiring. This exposure can spark creativity and influence a student’s musical style and songwriting.
  7. Career Insights: Touring gives students a glimpse into the potential career paths within the music industry, including performance, production, management, and more.
  8. Memorable Experiences: Tours create unforgettable memories and stories. These experiences can be life-changing, shaping a student’s personal and professional future.
  9. Resilience and Adaptability: Being on the road teaches students to be adaptable and resilient, valuable skills in any career, especially in the ever-changing music industry.
  10. Passion Affirmation: Finally, touring can reaffirm a student's passion for music. The exhilaration of live performances and the satisfaction of entertaining an audience can fuel their love for music and motivate them to pursue it further. 

Touring offers young music students a comprehensive, immersive learning experience that extends far beyond the traditional music education setting.


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The student's experience.



29 June 2024 - 14 July 2024

The 2024 tour will depart from Sydney on June 29th, 2024 flying direct to New York City and will conclude in Sydney on July 14th. 

The Experience

Students will tour with students from Perth WA, Princeton New Jersey and Doylestown Pennsylvania. A camera crew will also be on the tour to document the experience and release it as a film of School of Rock On Tour.


Students will play nine shows across the period. Eight of those will be in the United States with a homecoming show on arrival in Sydney.

Tourist stops

The tour will spend the 4th of July in Cleveland OH, where we will celebrate American Independence Day with the locals and visit the iconic Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

In Knoxville, we will spend the day at Dollywood. This iconic amusement park is owned by Dolly Parton and features a plethora of rides and entertainment. A great place to have a day off in the middle of the tour.


Download the Tour Information Packet here to get further information.

The packet includes:


Auditions will take place over the two Sydney schools, Macarthur and Bella Vista


Wednesday 13th December 2023 - 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Bella Vista

Friday 15th December 2023 - 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Students are to perform each of the following:

Classic Rock song: Perform one (1) minute of either Hold The Line by Toto OR Movin' Out (Anthony's Song) by Billy Joel

Solo piece: Select a song that showcases the student's talent (approximately one minute)

Music Theory/ Improv: Students will be asked to demonstrate musical knowledge through basic music theory or improv. Examples of questions are listed below:

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Tour Call Kickoff

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