School Of Rock Partners With Adoptaclassroom.Org To Raise Money For MN Public School Music Classes

School of Rock Twin Cities has selected as the benefactor for funds raised at BEST OF MINNESOTA concert. Music classrooms in Minnesota schools will receive the monies raised.
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School of Rock Twin Cities
School of Rock Twin Cities
ST. PAUL, Minn. - March 10, 2015 - PRLog -- Next month Twin Cities School of Rock students, ages 8 – 18, will perform alongside some of Minnesota’s most notable professional musicians at BEST OF MINNESOTA, an all-ages live concert, to raise funds for

“The music needs of our public schools are basic,” said Stacey Marmolejo, School of Rock Twin Cities franchise owner. “They aren’t hoping to buy a Steinway piano. They need items as basic as rhythm sticks. As an example, Sky Oaks Elementary School in Burnsville has ‘rhythm sticks that have peeling paint with the rough wood showing.’ And they need Mallets for Orff nstruments.”

“While School of Rock teaches music and performance, we also teach students to be responsible musicians. One of those responsibilities includes using their talent to give back to the community,” added Marmolejo. “And what better recipient than music students in Minnesota schools  -- students in the same community, of the same age group and with the same interests as the School of Rock students.”

There are currently 32 teachers requesting financial help specifically for music supplies and equipment on the website including 18 classes in the metro Twin Cities of Minneapolis/St. Paul Minn. Executive Director Bob Thacker and the whole team are thrilled to be a part of BEST OF MINNESOTA. “We believe that music education is an important opportunity for students to enrich their learning and personal development. In many of our schools, there is simply not the funding needed to purchase instruments, accessories, or even sheet music” said Bob Thacker, executive director of  “We are so grateful to be a part of this dynamic, educational fundraiser  in our hometown.”

School of Rock Twin Cities Regional Manager, Nate Beck, is in discussions with more than a dozen of the Twin Cities most iconic musicians and expects to begin announcing the lineup in the next few days.

“I’ll do my part to bring you an incredible lineup and I’d like to challenge local music fans to join forces with us to not only create a mind-blowing event but also to raise an unprecedented amount of funds for Adopt A Classroom and the local music classes they represent,” said Beck.

For more information on BEST OF MINNESOTA, visit

ABOUT SCHOOL OF ROCK: School of Rock is the premier music education program for kids under 18 years old.  Founded in 1998 in Philadelphia PA, there are now 150 locations in eight countries, including two in the Twin Cities. Created on the premise that taking music lessons and never playing a gig is like going to basketball practice and never playing a game, School of Rock students participate in weekly private lessons and weekly group rehearsals which lead to performing live rock concerts in real rock venues.

ABOUT ADOPT A CLASSROOM: is a national 501(C)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to connecting teachers with the resources needed for student success.  We support teachers by providing much-needed classroom materials and supplies.  On average, teachers spend nearly $500 of their own money each year to equip their classrooms, with 10% of teachers spending more than $1000 annually. Since 1998 has raised over $21 million to benefit classrooms across America. has earned a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator. To adopt a classroom, visit

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Tags:School Of Rock, Adopt A Classroom, Fundraiser Concert, Best of MN, Music in the Classrooms
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Location:St. Paul - Minnesota - United States
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