School of Rock brings jam sessions and life lessons to Grand Canyon School

| August 31, 2016

By the Grand Canyon News

GRAND CANYON, Ariz. – It started with Green Day, paid tribute to CCR and the Beatles, and ended with students from five to 18 years old rocking out to the band’s rendition of Icona Pop’s I Love it (I Don’t Care).

Students at School of Rock, an annual music program offered by Grand Canyon School (GCS) as part of the annual Grand Canyon Music Festival (GCMF), started as an idea. In 2006, musicians Joe Deninzon and Steve Benson helped found the program at the Canyon.

The program is open to middle and high school students at GCS and according to the festival’s website, gives students “the opportunity to experience all aspects of band life.”

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