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Six Maple Ridge bands ready to rock the ACT

Students from Samuel Robertson Technical High School in Maple Ridge perform at last year’s School of Rock concert at the ACT. - Contributed
Students from Samuel Robertson Technical High School in Maple Ridge perform at last year’s School of Rock concert at the ACT.
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The talented musicians and singers from Samuel Robertson Technical’s School of Rock will shake the walls of the ACT on Friday, with their annual concert.

Teacher Wes Reamsbottom started the “school of rock” 10 years ago as a club. It’s since grown into a regular high school course taught over seven blocks this year.

Unlike other extracurricular activities that have been cancelled as a result of a strike by the B.C. Teachers Federation and subsequent lockout by the provincial government, the concert is going ahead.

“There are six bands and they are all fantastic,” says Reamsbottom.

The show will start a with an acoustic set, followed by a six band “electric” show. The concert will showcase Bent Gold, Average Joes, 701 Beauties, President’s Choice, Kaitlyn Squared and Accidental Innuendo.

• The School of Rock concert takes place Friday, June 6 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $16 for adults and $9.50 for students.

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