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School of Rock Mason HOUSE Band (Cincinnati)
The School of Rock Mason facilities opened last spring, providing hands-on training to young musicians delivered by veteran, working local musicians. The students learn about different styles and eras — from Punk and New Wave to Funk, Blues and Rock & Roll classics — then perform the songs they learn out in public. School of Rock Mason bands have become a consistent presence in local clubs, presenting themed nights on a regular basis and giving the students a taste of what it’s like to work in an actual music venue. The school has also spread its wings outside of the Greater Cincinnati city limits — the band performed several shows during the gigantic Summerfest in Milwaukee and a pair of students went to Chicago this year to play Lollapalooza with a supergroup consisting of other “all stars” from Schools of Rock all over the country.
YDIIYD: Literally seeing and hearing the future of Rock & Roll. (MB)