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School of Rock Montclair’s House Band to Help Raise Funds for Maurice Chestnut’s Dance Therapy




School of Rock Montclair House Band, which is comprised of 14 of the School’s best teen musicians, will perform at Rock Therapy, a benefit for Dance Therapy, which is a program that was created by professional dancer Maurice Chestnut (“Dancing With the Stars” “Happy Dance 2”).  The event will be held at Sharron Miller’s Academy of Performing Arts, which is located at 14 South Park Street in Montclairon Saturday, February 11 at 7PM.


The Dance Therapy program aims to provide tap, ballet, and hip hop dance lessons to underprivileged children around the United States who don’t have access to such training, and who would embrace the therapeutic emotional, physical, and spiritual benefits that dance can provide.  The money raised at the benefit event and via the Dance Therapy Go Fund Me page will be used for tap shoes for students, a portable wood floor, and a sound system.


School of Rock Montclair House Band students who will perform at the benefit event are:

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  • Sam Schuman (Montclair) – 17 years old, guitar/violin

  • Jordan Scott-Young (West Orange) – 13, vocals/drums/bass

  • Shaurya Salwan (Montclair) – 17, drums

  • Jackson Richmond (Montclair) – 13, keyboard

  • Alex Carpenter (Clifton) – 13, guitar       

  • Justin Wojna (Carlstadt) – 15, drums

  • Maeve Phelan (Glen Ridge) – 13, guitar

  • Abbie Schneider (West Orange) – 15, drums/guitar/bass

  • Aidan Finnecy (Glen Ridge) – 14, vocals/guitar/bass

  • Spencer Thron (Montclair) - 13, vocals/bass

  • Rebeca Lamb (Montclair) – 15, vocals/guitar

  • Reina Vergara (Rutherford) - 16, vocals

  • Joshua Novello (East Rutherford) – 15, vocals/keyboard

  • Max Munoz (Montclair) -15, vocals


Included in the House Band’s 30 minute set will be performances of songs by such artists as Nicki Minaj, Cameo, Oddisee, Chic, Sway Clarke, Aretha Franklin, and more.


The Rock Therapy event featuring School of Rock Montclair’s House Band will take place on Saturday, February 11 at 7PM at Sharron Miller’s Academy of Performing Arts, 14 South Park Street in Montclair.  A $10 donation is suggested, with all proceeds going to Dance Therapy.  For more information, contact School of Rock Montclair’s Creative Director Kevin March at 973.337.5296.


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