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This month’s featured performance showcases the VanderCook College of Music Symphonic Band (Chicago) playing Count Rockula.
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Experience funky monster rock with the VanderCook College of Music Symphonic Band from Chicago. The band performed at F.E. Peacock Middle School in Itasca, Illinois on Friday, October 29, 2021. The JCS Arts, Health and Education Fund sponsored the event through its 2021-22 Young People’s Music Initiative Grant. Many thanks go out to VanderCook’s top-notch musicians and world-class conductors Alex Kaminsky and Stacey Larson Dolan.
Count Rockula is a musical parody about an imaginary vampire who loves rock music...
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