FOR BOTH ROCK 101 AND FULL PERFORMANCE STUDENTS:
We will start creating bands and casting the first songs as soon as we have enough responses. There are only a limited number of slots per instrument in each group. To give every student an equal chance at getting their top choices, we are using this Google form.
Here’s how it will work: Follow the link above to our Google form you will rank your show theme preferences and preferred rehearsal time. While we try our best to give everyone their top choice, we cannot guarantee that it will happen. Your parent and instructor should sign off on your choices. Groups do fill up - therefore we ask that you fill this out before August 19
Joan Jett and Pat Benatar these iconic rockers both rose to prominence in the late 1970s, and became international superstars in the early 1980s. Their styles are different but complement each other well - both are grounded in classic guitar rock. However, Joan Jett embraces more of a punk aesthetic while Pat Benatar employs a more Hard Rock edge. Joan Jett’s initial entry into the music scene was as a guitarist for the all-girl group The Runaways. Flanked by fellow guitarist Lita Ford, The Runaways created a following in the mid '70s as a Hard Rock/Punk band. Jett decided to branch off on her own to form Joan Jett and the Blackhearts. In 1981, The Blackhearts released the mega-hit “I Love Rock and Roll” and cemented their place in '80s rock culture. Pat Benatar's first major LP In The Heat Of The Night was released in 1979, and includes her breakthrough single “Heartbreaker” which reached the Billboard Top 25 in the US. Benatar continued to produce chart-topping hits in the '80s and inspired many female-fronted bands to become prominent in the music industry. This is a great show for up-and-coming players, but there are definitely challenges for advanced students here, particularly with some of Pat Benatar’s tricky song arrangements.