Sixth grade musicians Isabel, Dreyton and Lucas from Rockwood South Middle School formed a band, Just Push Play, when they were 10 years old. You can catch them live when they perform at the Summit 5K on September 22.
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Thursday, October 20, 2011
David’s Guitar Loft teaches students the fine art of rock guitar.
David Mark opened his second David’s Guitar Loft in old town Fenton last June. His first guitar studio in Webster Groves opened in 2000 and was located in a tiny second story “loft” over a deli. His wife and co-owner Lara Mark said they were looking to expand their business and decided Fenton had both the right family atmosphere plus a lack of competition from quality instructional studios. She said that David’s Guitar Loft’s main focus is teaching, where as other stores emphasize retail sales and have added musical instruction as an afterthought. “We’re a teaching store that supports our students,” Lara said. David has been playing guitar since he was six. “He taught guitar to put himself through college,” said Lara. He graduated with a …
Friday, August 19, 2011
Flyers kick off the fall school sports year with the band, cheerleaders, sports teams leading the way..
Lindbergh High School kicked off the fall sports season last night with a Green and Gold Spirit assembly. Sports teams, cheerleaders and band members gathered on the Lindbergh Flyer football field to compete in fun games and trivia for an evening of team spirit building.
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Rockwood South Middle School students rush to aid Joplin tornado victims.
Rockwood South Middle School families are scrambling to pull together aid for the victims of Joplin’s recent devastating tornado before the end of school this week. Three groups are holding collections at the school: the band, the PSO and the counselors. All donations will be sent to Joplin by Friday. Band Director Angela Albrecht is asking her students to donate directly to band students and their families in Joplin who lost everything in the recent disaster. Albrecht is responding to a request from fellow band director Diana Williams in Webb City, a town five miles from Joplin. Williams sent out a call for help through Phi Beta Mu, a fraternity for band masters. Albrecht read the letter from Williams to her students and sent out a copy …
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
A balance of music and business has kept Tower Music going strong since the beginning of Rock and Roll.
“How many guitar players have opened up music stores that don’t last?” asked Tim Woestendiek, co-owner of Tower Music, 300 Biltmore Drive, Fenton. Woestendiek said many independent music stores have come and gone because their owners either lacked business sense or musical talent. He believes a combination of business savvy and passion for music is the secret to Tower Music’s long success. Tower Music got its start when Ray Hunsicker opened a little record store in St. Louis on the corner of Tower Grove and Olive in 1947. Back then it was called Tower Grove Music and Jewelry. Hunsicker sold sheet music and records, adding guitars to the mix just in time for the birth of Rock and Roll. Hunsicker opened a second store in Fenton in 1966, …