Bach to Rock (B2R), America's music school for students of all ages, announced today that it will be sponsoring Geared Up, a benefit concert and fashion show at The Fillmore Silver Spring on Sunday, August 2, from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. Members of the community are invited to the all ages event, which will feature raffles, makeovers and live performances by B2R student bands that took home 1st or 2nd place in their respective Battle of the Bands competitions—Bach to Rock's Band program competition. Admission is a donation of $10 at the door, with all proceeds going towards Montgomery County Public Schools, MCPS GIVE BACKpacks initiative.
"We are honored to be a part of such an incredible initiative," said Brian Gross, president of Bach to Rock. "Many families in the Montgomery area are unable to afford basic necessities like school supplies for their children, so it's with great pride that we assist where we can – providing backpacks to the less fortunate, while taking the opportunity to showcase our Battle of the Bands-winning students. We're dedicated to nurturing the education and talent of all students and budding musicians across America."
Geared Up will take place at The Fillmore Silver Spring located at 8656 Colesville Road. Additional sponsors of the event include The Fillmore Silver Spring, Leaders Institute, Montgomery County Public Schools and Avatar Salon. The following Battle of the Band-winning B2R students will be performing:
- Rebellion – Virginia elementary school students from B2R McLean – 1st place
- Legit Society – Virginia high school students from B2R South Riding – 1st place
- Throwing Wrenches – Maryland high school students from B2R Gaithersburg– 1st place
- Nauseous Hippos – Maryland elementary school students from B2R Gaithersburg– 1st place
- BOOTS – Maryland middle school students from B2R Bethesda – 2nd place
Bach to Rock has repeatedly been named to Entrepreneur's Franchise 500 and, in 2014, was named one of the fastest-growing private companies in America for the third consecutive year by Inc. magazine. Bach to Rock also is ranked as one of Franchise Times' 500 Powerhouse Brands and on its Next 300 Franchise System list. In addition, Washington Family Magazine named Bach to Rock to its "Best for Families" list and readers of Northern Virginia Magazine voted the company as one of the "Best of NoVa." Bach to Rock also was named the number one company to watch by the Washington Business Journal.
About Bach to Rock
Bach to Rock (B2R) is a music education school for students of all ages from early childhood through high school and beyond. B2R knows learning music should be fun and students learn best when they play music they enjoy. Weekly ensemble instruction and band formations lead to public concerts, Battle of the Bands and recording sessions in B2R's professional recording studios. B2R builds technique, fosters teamwork and enhances self-esteem through private lessons, band instruction, and public performances. Bach to Rock opened its first corporate-owned location in 2007 in Bethesda, Md., and has since grown to six corporate schools — two in Maryland and four in Virginia. There are four franchise-owned schools in Port Washington, N.Y., Wayne, Pa., Folsom, Calif., and Mamaroneck, N.Y. Five franchised schools are in development in Massachusetts, California, Texas, Florida and Virginia with an additional 30 schools sold nationwide. Follow B2R on Facebook at www.facebook.com/BachtoRock and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/BachtoRock. For more information, visit www.bachtorock.com or call 1-877- 227-8558.