Kids from the Studio Arts School of Rock appeared on the Quai du Vin stage to showcase music, and what they have learned as a benefit concert to send a young local family dealing with cancer to Disney World.
Studio Arts members and guests performed from early afternoon, into the evening. In spite of rain on and off (and on) throughout the day, there was lots of fun to be had with food cooked by Chef James Meadows, silent auction, children's play area, MyFM Disbrowe Cruzer, and Heather and Candice from Quai du Vin providing refreshments.
For a dollar, concert-goers could buy a green balloon and write a message. Mayor Heather Jackson-Chapman counted down their release.
Brian May, founder of the Studio Arts School of Rock notes on their website, "I grew up with two styles of learning music…the traditional way of learning (studying accordion for eight years and participating in the local rotary festivals) and also experiences of growing up playing music together with my brother and two sisters…I learned how to 'jam', and how to play by ear. Both methods are extremely important to make music a 'life long' passion. Studio Arts is dedicated to help our participants develop that 'life long passion'."
It's a philosophy that has seen the organization develop into one of the largest rock schools in Canada, producing legions of great young musicians - and its home is right here in Elgin County!
Studio Arts School, all of the performers, sponsors and volunteers who made this day and benefit possible deserve a huge thanks.
Visit www.studioartsrock.com to learn about the school and registration for fall registration.
See scenes from the day and some of the performances in the slide show below.