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CTS band & BRAKES team up for weekend concert and teen driving school for Campo Verde High School

Campo Verde High School plans Freedom Rock Experience student concert with C.T.S. band to help fund school music program and BRAKES Teen Driving School

PRLog - April 2, 2014 - PHOENIX -- The Campo Verde High School Orchestra will host a Freedom Rock Experience fundraising concert featuring the award-winning C.T.S. rock group on Saturday, May 3 at 7 p.m., at the Campo Verde Auditorium.

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/watch?v=lqbqmql34di),”named Song of the Year by the Military Writer's Guild for honoring US military veterans. Senour also penned “Quarter Mile,” a fundraising song for the BRAKES Teen Driving School.

“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,” a multi-media concert series featuring CTS performing with high school orchestras to assist high school music program fundraising efforts. Senour is a 17-year pilot for Southwest Airlines and has also provided aerial film services in blockbuster Hollywood films like “Hot Shots,” “True Lies,” and “Executive Decision” as a movie Screen Actors Guild Pilot.

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.

Eric Studer

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