Thirty students from Harrison & New City School of Music will perform at the Guest House at Graceland in Memphis, TN on Thursday, April 7 at 3:30 p.m. EST.
Birthplace of Elvis, there are two full days of music from schools across the country featuring rock, pop, classical music and more from April 6-7. With 400 seats in the beautiful theater at the Graceland property, their students couldn’t be more excited to perform.
Both schools have been preparing for this event since September. Previously, the two schools tried each other in Rock & Roll history at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio, where they were able to perform there themselves. “It made our students really feel like rockstars.” noted Director of Harrison & New City School of Music, Samuel Farachi.
“It really gives them something different to stand out and gives them a bit of history about where the music came from, who was behind it, and what it was like.” Farashi said.
Students range in age from 7 to 18 and include piano, vocal, guitar, drums, violin and saxophone students rocking classic hits from the birthplace of rock and roll.
Along with the students, the group of school teachers who performed with Jon E Gee of John Mellencamp’s band at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame last summer will be supporting the students.
Harrison School of Music and New City School of Music are dedicated to presenting their students to the best venues in the country. They are fresh off their standing ovation last year at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s Foster Theater in Cleveland Ohio.
A live stream will be available on the school’s website at www.HarrisonMusicSchool.com and www.NewCityMusicSchool.com. Anyone in the Westchester County and Rockland County areas can tune in on Thursday, April 7 at 3:30 p.m. EST.