Here we go!
Dear Rock U. rockers, parents, friends, fans, and families:
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 channel, Facebook 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.
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!