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Summer '24 Performance Program Themes

sign-ups: apr 29 - May 12

We'll distribute an online sign-up form to families by April 29 to rank your preference for the upcoming show themes and let us know your availability for rehearsal times. You will need to submit your sign up form by May 12 to be included in the first round of show placements. After the initial sign-up window is over, SOR staff will place students in shows based on their show preference and availability. 


This approach will allow us to balance the cast in each show more evenly from the outset, give students' educational needs more weight, and take the pressure off of parents to be the first one to sign up!

We anticipate most students being placed in their first choice show. Students will still be able to sign up for any remaining open spots after the first round of placements, but we highly encourage you to sign up in the first round to have the best chance at being placed in your first or second choice show.

Mondays 6:30-8:30: Weezer

Weezer has maintained popularity since their success in the 90s with hits like "Buddy Holly" and "Undone (The Sweater Song)." A current favorite among students, this will be a good show especially for beginner and intermediate students looking to get experience and build confidence in a band.


Tuesdays 6:30-8:30: U2

Just off their globally famous concert series in the Vegas sphere, U2 has decades of well crafted songs for students to learn. This show will have great parts for all instruments from beginner to advanced. 


Wednesdays 6-8pm: Metallica

Metallica is the best selling metal band of all time, and their music appeals to a broad range of fans. Lots of fun challenges for students to take on in this show! 


Thursdays 6:30-8:30: Aretha Franklin: Queen of Soul

This show will highlight some of the most iconic vocal performances in modern popular music, while providing great lessons for all positions in the band. Recommended for beginning through advanced students, especially those looking to work out their ability to groove!


Fridays 4-6pm: Fleetwood Mac vs Tom Petty

These two catalogs represent the rare combination of massive popular success and truly well-crafted songs and arrangements. Beginning through advanced students will have an opportunity to learn how some of the best rock and pop arrangements work from the inside, including vocal harmonies, multiple guitar arrangements, and lots more. Recommended for all students ready to broaden their knowledge!


Fridays 6-8pm: Woodstock

The Woodstock festival brought together a diverse group of artists for an era-defining music festival. This show will feature songs by artists like Jimi Hendrix, Jefferson Airplane, Santana, and Janis Joplin, to name a few!


Saturdays 1-3pm: The Who

From the high energy early rock of songs like "My Generation," to the Rock Opera "Tommy" and their later experiments with synthesizers, The Who's music spans a broad spectrum of sounds and styles. Featuring virtuosic performances on all instruments to challenge advanced students, along with accessible parts for beginner and intermediate students, this show will have something to offer everyone!


Sundays 1-3pm: Best of the 2010s

The 2010s saw a diverse range of bands and artists achieve success. We'll dive into some of the highlights by artists like Alabama Shakes, 21 Pilots, Vampire Weekend and Florence and the Machine.

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