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School Of Rock Partners With Rock School Scholarship Fund To Raise Money For Young MN Musicians
Taking place in Minneapolis/St. Paul in April 2015, “Best Of Minnesota” Fundraiser Concert will feature School of Rock students performing alongside notable professional musicians from Minnesota.
By: School of Rock
This spring, School of Rock Twin Cities students, ages 8 – 18, will perform alongside some of Minnesota’s most notable professional musicians at BEST OF MINNESOTA. Proceeds from the all-ages concert will benefit RSSF, the first and only 501c3 public charity to provide tuition assistance for children to attend any rock music school in the USA. RSSF currently works with 116 schools nationwide.
“When we opened School of Rock eight years ago we said we never wanted to turn a child away because they couldn’t afford a music education,” said Stacey Marmolejo, School of Rock Twin Cities franchise owner. “Back then we self-funded all of our scholarships but the need has grown too great. We are very grateful to now have a partner who can help us raise funds AND provide the tax benefit our donors deserve for their generosity.”
“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 young musicians in Minnesota -- students in the same community, same age group and with the same interests as the current School of Rock students.”
“We are extremely grateful to School of Rock Twin Cities for the recognition of the work that we do,” says Wendy Winks, RSSF’s Co-Founder and Executive Director. “It’s wonderful that Twin Cities area students will receive additional tuition assistance to attend the program because of this important fundraiser.”
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 two-three 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 Rock School Scholarship Fund and the young local musicians they represent,” said Beck.
For more information on BEST OF MINNESOTA, visit www.BestofMNMusic.com
All proceeds from the concert will be shared between Rock School Scholarship Fund, Adopt A Classroom and PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center.
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 ROCK SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP FUND
Rock School Scholarship Fund (RSSF) is the first and only 501c3 public charity to provide scholarship funds for children ages 7 to 17 to attend any rock music school in the USA. RSSF currently offers tuition assistance to students at more than 100 schools in 28 states nationwide. We Help Kids Rock! www.RockSchoolFund.org