Here we go!

Dear Rock U. rockers, parents, friends, fans, and families:

We have finally received confirmation that Rock U. can reopen on Tuesday 15 December for youth bands and private lessons as planned!  Woohoo!  Adult bands, unfortunately, will have to wait until at least 7 January.
First, let me say this again because it’s important: Our health and safety procedures to prevent coronavirus transmission work (you can review them here) and will remain in effect.  We have not had a single known or even suspected case of coronavirus transmission at Rock U. since we reopened in May after the spring confinement.  We’re so glad you can keep rocking safely with us!
Please read below for more information about specific bands and programs.

Youth and teen bands

1) Our bands have been getting ready for this chance every week on Zoom since the beginning of confinement!  (Check out Saturday Rock 202 band Drop Duh Mic working on Zoom this morning with Rory and William – hat day today!)
2) Except for Monday bands, all Rock U. youth and teen bands will meet at Rock U. at their normal practice times next week, 15-19 December.
3) The bands will record video performances of at least some of the songs they would have played in our Fall Concert (originally scheduled for tomorrow), and we’ll release the videos on YouTube as part of our Rock the Confine Concert Series. So check our YouTube channelFacebook page, and Instagram account for new videos coming soon! Monday bands will meet on Zoom one more time, and record their videos in January.
4) Please note: to accommodate the 20h curfew, bands that begin practice at 18h30 will finish at 19h45 instead of 20h.  Any rockers who need to leave earlier than 19h45 to get home by 20h will of course be excused earlier.

We will close after 19 December for the holiday break, and reopen for our Winter Session as scheduled on 4 Jan with all bands in the studio!  We’re optimistic that our Winter Concert at La Boule Noire will take place on Sunday 21 March.

Adult bands

Unfortunately, our adult bands will have to wait a longer to come back (see video above).  With the earliest possible return date now confirmed as 7 January, we will revise the calendar to extend both semesters and postpone the first concert, to give the bands time to prepare.  We will send you the amended calendar very soon, please stay tuned!

Private lessons

Private lessons will resume as before on 15 December as well, with the same procedures in effect as before the confinement.  Many private lessons have continued on Zoom and were scheduled to end already, so many of you may not have a lesson scheduled next week in any case.  If you would like to have a lesson next week even if you have finished your Fall Session of lessons, please let your teacher know directly, or contact Lesson Coordinator Jason Waters at 07 67 78 88 16 or
So we’ll see many of you next week!  As always…
Stay chill, hang tough, and make music!
Matt and the Rock U. Crew