The school’s music director, Laura Reed, will lead almost 100 orchestra students during the "Freedom Rock Experience" show, a one of a kind multi-media rock concert where music students perform original, award-winning compositions with the Phoenix-based C.T.S. rock band in a unique fundraising initiative for high school music programs.
The free BRAKES (Be Responsible Keep Everyone Safe) Pro Active Teen Driving School will be held May 3 – 4 at the Wildhorse Pass Motorspeedway in Chandler, pre-registration is required at www.putonthebrakes.com. BRAKES is a non-profit organization founded by Doug Herbert after losing two teenage sons in a car accident. Herbert, a former Top Fuel NHRA champion, and the BRAKES team will be honored at the Freedom Rock Experience concert on Saturday evening.
C.T.S. band founder and songwriter, Jeff Senour, wrote and recorded "You Won't Be Forgotten (http://www.youtube.com/
“Band members Joe McGinnity, Jerry Nuzum and Tony Lugo all live in the Phoenix area, so we are excited about performing in our hometown,” said Senour. “Campo Verde has a wonderful music program, so we are honored to help them raise funding for their very talented student musicians,” added Senour.
C.T.S. band members and performing students will be available for a post concert autograph session. The Campo Verde Auditorium is located at 3870 S Quartz Street in Gilbert, Ariz. Doors open at 6 p.m. and all proceeds benefit the Campo Verde High School music program.
C.T.S. (Consider The Source) Background
Jeff Senour founded C.T.S. in 2002 to inspire America’s youth to fulfill their dreams after years of touring and multiple CD releases. Senour introduced “The Freedom Rock Experience,”
Campo Verde High School Music Program Background
Campo Verde High School boasts four orchestral ensembles, including a Symphony, Chamber Ensemble, Concert Orchestra and Coyote Strings Electric Rock Orchestra. These ensembles consistently receive Excellent and Superior Ratings at the Arizona Band and Orchestra Directors Association festivals. At the 2014 Heritage Music Festival in Anaheim, the Symphony received a First Place Gold Medal award in the high school string orchestra division, an Adjudicator
Award for a score of more than 93%, and a trophy for “Best Overall Ensemble.” Students are currently raising money in hopes of traveling to New York City to perform in Carnegie Hall in the spring of 2015.