For two-and-a-half years, since their opening, School of Rock Carmel has given local kids the opportunity to perform live on stage in front of hundreds of adoring fans around the greater Indianapolis area; this month, they’re furthering the dream of young musicians by touring to Cleveland, Ohio to perform with two other School of Rock locations at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
School of Rock’s focus is on community as well as music, both within their local walls as well as within the larger School of Rock network of over 140 schools worldwide. Tours that span different cities and states are exciting and unique opportunities for student musicians, but are part of what makes School of Rock unique. School of Rock Carmel students have traveled to Milwaukee twice to perform at Summerfest, the largest music festival in the world, and the Cleveland School of Rock’s house band performed with Carmel students in July at Wolfies Grill in Carmel.
“This is an opportunity for these students to take their music on the road, to meet and perform with School of Rock students from different cities, to get experience touring, and to get a chance to perform at a premier venue completely dedicated to recognizing the world’s best musical acts and performers,” said the Carmel School of Rock’s general manager Elyse Causey.
Students performing on this tour from Carmel are members of the House Band, Carmel’s auditioned student band made up of some of the best student musicians and role models at School of Rock Carmel. Seven of these House Band members will be performing at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nov. 15; they will trade stage time with members from the House Bands from School of Rock Mason (Cincinnati-area school) and the Schools of Rock Strongsville, Rocky River and Highland Heights (Cleveland-area schools).