Rock-In Schools Hosts Charity Concert
On Saturday, May 5, 2012 more than 150 kids from Montgomery County, Md. middle schools rocked an enthusiastic audience at The Fillmore, Silver Spring. These kids are part of a growing movement to reform music education across the country called “Rock-In Schools,” which is aimed at introducing contemporary music programs alongside traditional ones in order to energize and inspire kids in new ways.
Rock-In Schools also has the support of several industry companies including, JamHub, Chuck Levin’s Washington Music Center, Zildjian, D’Addario and Hal Leonard.
Rock-in Schools staged the benefit concert at The Fillmore to raise funds to develop more rock music programs in county schools. Students from five Montgomery Country Public Schools were the stars of the show – advocating for popular music instruction. All proceeds from the volunteer-run benefit concert will be used for instruments and sound systems so that more public school kids can participate in these types of engaging, in-school music opportunities.
To learn more about Rock-in Schools, visit www.rockinschools.org.