Thursday, November 8, 2012
Smashing Pumpkins founder speaks to local students.
Billy Corgan, leader/founder of the band Smashing Pumpkins, speaks to students from School of Rock Naperville who met with Billy backstage at a recent concert in Chicago. Pictured left to right are Corgan, Fred Pierce (15 year old guitarist from Aurora), and Michael Couch (15 year old guitarist from Aurora).
Thursday, October 6, 2011
Don't waste the weekend. Get out and around Naperville and see what is happening.
The weather is supposed to be beautiful this weekend, which means there is no reason to stay locked inside. Best to enjoy the beautiful days while they are here. This weekend there are events galore around Naperville and something for everyone to enjoy, from dining out for a good cause to music perfect for the kids. What are you planning? Whatever you do, here are a few ideas from our calendar. And, remember you can share events and announcements on Naperville Patch anytime, we are open for business 24/7/365! The scoop: The students from the School of Rock will be putting on a show including music from two of the greatest rock bands of all time. Pull up a seat, enjoy some food and apps but don’t get too comfortably numb. Inside info: The …
Monday, March 14, 2011
Not every child participates in sports. Now, there is another outlet for kids who enjoy music.
Children learn from doing. That is one of the beliefs of the School of Rock, a performance-based music school that is slowly expanding across the country. One of the newest schools opened in Naperville. “We believe kids learn best by doing, which means we get them playing in bands and on stage in front of an audience as soon as possible,” said Anne Dills, who owns the franchise with her mother, Denise Dills. “School of Rock makes music a team sport and teaches students not only the skills they need to be a great musician, but also the confidence to get on stage and the dedication and teamwork needed to create a truly great band.” The school held an open house over the weekend and numerous families came out, delighted to have something …