Monday, February 4th, 2013
|March 22, 2013|
Every 4th Friday
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Chico School of Rock
Open to performers of all ages and talents!
Wednesday, January 16th, 2013
|March 23, 2013|
Monday, April 9th, 2012
|July 22, 2013 8:30 am||to||July 26, 2013 12:30 pm|
Chico School of Rock is unveiling its 2nd Annual Band Camp!
Here is what Chico is saying about us…
â€ś Devoted, inspiring teachers. The Chico School of Rock is creating the future rockers of America!â€ť
-Chico News and Review
“Over the past 4 years Chico School of Rock has made a positive impact on our communities youth. Growing Up Chico Magazine has thoroughly enjoyed being a part of their KidFest concerts and looks forward to working with them again in the future.”
-Marne Larsen, Growing Up Chico Magazine
â€śThe opportunity provided by the Chico School of Rock to area youth for hands-on experimentation with music is unparalleled. In a time of budget cuts to school-based programs, this type of offering is critical.â€ť
-Stephanie Yunker, Downtown Chico Business Association
“The Chico School of Rock is more than just music lessons. Their team of teachers provides a musical community that is changing kids lives!”
-Youth For Change
Monday, April 9th, 2012
|June 20, 2013|
|6:00 pm||to||8:00 pm|
Now in its fifth year, KidFest has become a local phenomenon in Chico with a distinct personality that inspires as much as it entertains.Â It is a gathering of youth and youth-oriented community organizations and businesses who share of a mission of improving the quality of life for kids in the Northstate.
KidFest 2013 takes place in Downtown Chicoâ€™s City Plaza on June 20th at 6 p.m. and is a collaborative event by the Chico School of Rock and the Butte Folk Music Society (BFMS).
The Thursday Night Market provides a colorful family atmosphere for this live student concert featuring students and youth bands from the Chico School of Rock, along with guest performances by North State Symphony and local musicians. KidFest guarantees a variety of music on the plaza stage, from rock to classical, bluegrass to folk music.
Part of the fun of KidFest is the coming together of musical genres — and generations! While youth are exposed to acoustic and folk music, the old folks are being introduced to the music that their kids are playing.
At KidFest you won’t just listen to the music. The underlying theme of the event is: â€śPick Up & Play!â€ť Every year, the Butte Folk Music Society sets up a “Musical Petting Zoo” where families can literally pick up and play a wide array of musical instruments. This fun assortment of instruments is available for all to strum, plunk and thump on. The idea is for kids of all ages to have a chance to explore their interest in music, and perhaps even discover if a particular instrument draws their interest more than others.
Chico Stateâ€™s Center for Nutrition and Activity Promotion (CNAP) is returning with a variety of activities that will involve music. Community organizations such as the Boys and Girls Club, Azad’s Martial Arts, First 5 of Butte County, and Growing Up Chico Magazine will be availabe to meet at their booths, and KidFest is an event open to any businesses or community group that enrich the lives of local youth. Organizations can apply for a booth by contacting the Chico School of Rock before April 30th. (See contact information below.)
The Chico School of Rock is especially proud to showcase new bands with members as young as five years old. Band Builders is a unique program in which children are teamed up to form bands and coached by a certified Chico School of Rock instructor. They learn team building and communication skills, and are given regular opportunities to perform on stage. Youth Bands from Band Builders have performed at the Chico World Music Festival, the Sierra Nevada Big Room, and have taken first place in the local Battle of the Bands.
The curriculum at the Chico School of Rock places an emphasis on creativity and goal setting, and many of the students are accomplished songwriters and have made their own CD’s and music videos. In fact, one of the messages of KidFest is that music can be more than just a hobby; music can foster social skills, creative thinking and achievement of goals. Studies have shown that children in music lessons have better focus and problem solving abilities than those that are not.
In every aspect, KidFest has become an integral community celebration of family and hands-on music fun. Come â€śPick up and Playâ€ť and be a part of this new and local musical tradition on June 20th from 6 to 9 p.m., in the Downtown Chico’s City Plaza. And if you would like to donate a musical instrument to a Butte County youth, bring it on down to the instrument petting zoo!
For more information or to get involved, contact KidFest at (530) 894-2526, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monday, February 6th, 2012
|February 11, 2012|
|3:00 pm||to||9:00 pm|
CALLING ALL PARENTS…
As you know our Student Concert is this weekend and we could really use your help while you’re supporting your rockin’ loved one! Here’s how you can help…
The show will be from 3-9 pm @ Round Table on Pillsbury. In addition to the show, Chico School of Rock will make available an information booth for parents, visitors and fans.Â We need volunteers to cover half hour and/or hour time slots during the show to help us cover the information booth. If you are are able to make time available please sign up for an open time slot. Find the SIGN UP SHEET on the white board with the concert sign up schedule at Chico School of Rock on Monday.
As always, thank you for ALL of YOUR your support, weâ€™ll see you there!
Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011
|April 9, 2011|
Come hear the future of rock!
Saturday April 9th is the day @ Woodstocks Pizza, Downtown Chico 166 E 2nd Street – from 3p – 9p.
Be sure to pick up some fliers inside Chico School of Rock (on the table beside the door) to spread the word, invite friends and family for this FREE event.
Woodstocks Pizza is generously donating a portion of their proceeds the night of our concert – you must present the flier for this to work!
Join the Rockalution!
CSOR Concert Policy
Please take time to read over the policy regarding your child performing at the Chico School of Rockâ€™s student concert:
-The student concert will take place at the downtown Chico Woodstockâ€™s Pizza, on 166 East 2nd Street (around corner from Peteâ€™s Coffee).
-The total concert runs from 3 to 9pm, and is divided into two time-blocks:Â 3 to 6pm and 6 to 9pm. Please make sure you know which of these time-blocks your child is performing in. (feel free to contact your childâ€™s instructor if you are unsure). If you have special time needs, feel free to request that from your instructor, but please be aware that the concert schedule is very tight, and try not to demand particular times unless you absolutely need to.
-Prepare to be at the show for at least 3 hours, because we cannot guarantee exact performanceÂ times during your childâ€™s time-block. Therefore, if your child is scheduled to perform in the 3 to 6pm time-block, you need to be there no later than 3pm.Â If your child is scheduled to perform in the 6 to 9pm time-block, you need to be there no later than 9pm.
-It is your responsibility to sign up on the performance board as soon as you arrive. Be aware that individual performance times within each time-block are pretty much â€śfirst-come-first-serveâ€ť, as you sign up.
-Understand that all individual performance times are subject to sudden change, and may be earlier or later than expected. This cannot be helped.
-Students are required to use the equipment provided at the concert, and do not have the right to use their own musical equipment unless by special prior request from an instructor. This is because the is not enough time to set up and remove individual equipment during the show.
-Be considerate with the small quarters for the concert area, and be courteous with sharing seating and table space. After your child has finished, please relinquish your seat to other families of students that have not yet performed.
-Chico School of Rock will never force a student to perform, and disallows to do so as well.
Any child that decides, even last minute, that they donâ€™t want to perform, has the absolute right to not play. By the same token, we reserve the right to cancel any students performance if they are overly late, ill behaved or not musically ready.
-All students of the Chico School of Rock have signed a media release with their enrollment agreement.Â This means that you are aware of, and OK with, the possibility of your child being videotaped, photographed, of recorded in any form of media. You do have the right to prevent that media from being used in any fashion without your prior consent. Please contact our administration department if you wish to do so.
-Parents recording the event in any form of media understand that they must include the name of Chico School of Rock in any public release of this media. This includes Facebook â€śtagsâ€ť, titles or credits on created video, pictures, etc.
-Parents understand that it is their responsibility to collect media of the show from other parents who have recorded it. The Chico School of Rock is not responsible for providing media to parents.
Thank you for being a part of your childâ€™s musical adventure, and weâ€™ll see you at the show!
Monday, October 4th, 2010
|December 4, 2010|
The Chico School of Rock welcomes everyone to Woodstocks’s Pizza, 166 E. Second Street in downtown Chico, for their 1st annual Rockin Christmas Party and childrens open mic!
Students interested in performing at the open mic can sign up with their instructor, but must do so soon, as there is limited space.
Come rock out with the Christmas spirit with Chico School of Rock! Party is open to the public, and parents of childrent interested in lessons are encouraged to attend, as there will be free lesson giveaways. See y’all there!
Friday, October 1st, 2010
|October 12, 2010 4:00 pm||to||October 19, 2010 4:00 pm|
Artoberfest continues through October with “mini performances” on Downtown Chico’s beautiful art benches with ~ Â On The Bench: Performance Celebration of Chico’s Art Benches
Catch CSOR at a bench on Broadway!
Tuesday October 12th from 4p – 4:30p and on
Tuesday, October 19th 4p – 4:30p Exact bench location to be announced.
Featuring Owen Cross on banjo and Ben Kaufman on acoustic guitar
See you on Broadway!!
Thursday, September 23rd, 2010
|September 24, 2010|
Catch Chico School of Rock’s:Â Biorhythms this Friday, performing at the sub-station during theÂ Chico Air Show featuring Canadian Forces Jet Demonstration Team
Biorythms kick off their performance as the gates open at 4p – Event goes rain or shine!
For Chico Air Show ticket infofrmation visit http://www.chicoairshow.org
Monday, July 5th, 2010
|July 18, 2010|
Comin up on Sunday July 18th, from 1pm till 5pm…taught by local Hip Hop performer and producer Hap Hathaway of 4HB, Resonators…
The only class of its kind anywhere! Learn how to be a real DJ, spinning, scratching and rocking the party! All equipment is provided, including tables, lap tops and â€śrecordsâ€ť. This class is truly revolutionary, and signups are limited, so reserve your spot now. Private DJ lessons now available as well.
For students already taking weekly private lessons, classes are $15 per student per class. For students not enrolled in weekly private lessons, classes are $20 per student per class.