Music Charity News 2012

Band Gig's semi-annual concert Hard Rock Cafe, Boston, January 22, 2012

Band Gig's semi-annual concert

Sunday, January 22nd, 2012, brings a very special day in the life of Band Gig School of Music and Performance its student,Teachers, and Parents. Band Gig's semi-annual concert will be held at the Hard Rock Cafe in Boston. Admission is a $10.00 donation at the door and proceeds go to Music Drives Us.

 

Long Time Coming Album Release Benefit Boston, January 27, 2012

Kingston 530

On January 27, 2012, Kingston officially released their debut album appropriately titled Long Time Coming in a partnership with MDU at the Hard Rock Café in Boston!

 

The Musician’s Professional Toolbox February 13 - April 24, Boston

The Musician's Professional Toolbox

You've mastered your instrument — now master your career! Successful musicians think like entrepreneurs and understand the business aspects of their profession. Be one of them! Register for the Musician’s Professional Toolbox and learn the skills necessary to propel your career. Read More....

 

Eric Clemenzi Gives Free Guitar Clinic Groveland, MA, February 29, 2012

Eric Clemenzi Gives Free Guitar Clinic

On Wednesday, February 29th, Eric Clemenzi Performed a free clinic at the Langley Adams Library in Groveland. He answered questions, talked about practicing, equipment, etc. The first 50 people that purchasde Guitar Boot Camp Volume One were entered into a drawing to win a Lunchbox Amp, courtesy of ZT Amplifiers.

 

Hard Rock Rising 2012 Round 1 Winner: Notoriety Boston, February 19, 2012

Hard Rock Rising 2012 Round 1 | Incredible Chuck, Vydle-Sinez

The winner for round 1 of Hard Rock Rising 2012 is Notoriety. Join us on at the Hard Rock Cafe, Boston on March 4, 2012, for the 2nd of three qualifying rounds in our worldwide battle of the bands! Read more...

 

Hard Rock Rising 2012 Round 3 Winner: Last One Out Boston, March 19, 2012

Hard Rock Rising 2012 Round 3 | Last One Out

The winner for round 3 of Hard Rock Rising 2012 is Last One Out. Join us on at the Hard Rock Cafe, Boston on April 1, 2012, for the final of three qualifying rounds in our worldwide battle of the bands! Read more...

Hard Rock Rising 2012 Final Battle Boston, April 1, 2012

Hard Rock Rising 2012 Final Battle

Join Music Drives Us at the Hard Rock Cafe in Boston for the region's final battle, where three great bands compete for a chance to perform at Hard Rock Calling in London. Read More...

 

Hard Rock Rising 2012 Round 2 Winner: Under Atoms Boston, March 4, 2012

Hard Rock Rising 2012 Round 2 | Under Atoms

The winner for round 2 of Hard Rock Rising 2012 is Notoriety. Join us on at the Hard Rock Cafe, Boston on March 18, 2012, for the final of three qualifying rounds in our worldwide battle of the bands! Read more...

 

Hardrock Cafe Hosts Conquer Entertainment's Showcase Boston, May 26, 2012

Conquer Entertainment's Showcase

Starting at 7:00 pm, we have live music that spans the Americana to Rock Spectrum! Come to the Hard Rock Cafe at 24 Clinton St Boston, on 5/26/2012 at 9:00 pm to hear Sarah Borrello, Carmen, Solo Saloon, and Hey Guy at the Conquer Entertainment Showcase.

 

Liz Borden Band CD Release Party Hard Rock, Boston, 6/2/12

The Liz Borden Band

The Liz Borden Band is having a CD Release Party at the Hard Rock cafe, Boston on June 2, 2012. They will be performing with Fireking and Melt. Doors open at 8:30 pm. Admission is only $10, and a portion of the proceeds go to benefit Music Drives Us.

 

Band Gig's semi-annual concert Hard Rock Cafe, Boston, June 10, 2012

Band Gig Semi-Annual Concert Summer 2012

On June 12, 2012, from 11:00 am to 5:30 pm, at Fusion Route 1 Foxboro MA, Band Gig will be having it's Summer Student Concert. There is a $5.00 per person entrance fee for the concert this entrance fee is a Donation. The proceeds will be going to Music Drives Us Foundation.

Musical Chairs World Championship Amesbury, MA, June 16, 2012

Musical Chairs Championship

Music Drives Us put together an all star team to compete in the Guinness Book of Musical Chairs World Championship! Some of our local Music Drives Us Ambassadors answered the call and came out ready to compete as they proudly wore the MDU Team jersey.

 

Music News: Modeling for a Cause Donates to MDU June 25, 2012

Music Charity News | Modeling for a Cause
MDU's Ernie Boch, Jr. and Raquel Rohlfing with Modeling For A Cause
Photo by Rebecca Gauchman

Modeling for a Cause is an annual fashion show sponsored by the Roxbury Community College Video Club which promotes fashion while at the same time helps a "cause". Each year funds are raised for a different cause. This year, Modeling for a Cause made a substantial donation to MDU.

 

Say Hello to Karmin Raffle Providence, RI, 8/19/2012

Say Hello to Karmin Raffle

Donate $5 to the Music Drives Us Rock 'n' Roll Providence Half Marathon running team and be entered to meet the headlining pop duo Karmin on race day!

 

Rock 'n' Roll 1/2 Marathon: Run for a Rockin' Cause! Providence, RI, August 19, 2012

Rock 'n' Roll Marathon

Calling all runners and music lovers!!! Help keep music in our schools while rockin’, running, and raising money! Run the Rock 'n' Roll Half Marathon in Providence, Rhode Island, Sunday, August 19th 2012.

 

Sad Cafe & Eric Clemenzi: Guitar Fest Plaistow, NH, Sunday, September 16, 1:00 pm

Music Drives Us Ambassador Eric Clemenzi has organized a guitar festival to raise money for Plaistow, New Hampshire's Sad Cafe. The Sad Cafe is an all ages, family friendly music venue.

 

Fifth Annual Stars Over Boston Boston, September 21, 2012

Fifth Annual Stars Over Boston

Join WCVB NewsCenter 5 Anchor Liz Brunner for an incredible night of song; the 5th annual Stars Over Boston talent competition

 

Alex Moccia Competes in Stars over Boston on Behalf of MDU Boston, September 21, 2012

Alex Moccia

Alex Moccia is showing her support for Music Drives Us by competing in the Stars Over Boston talent competition on behalf of our foundation.

 

Allston Village Street Fair 2012
Allston, September 23, 2012

September 23, 2012, the Parents and Community Build Group’s Allston Village Street Fair shows off exactly what Allston offers year-round: a litany of live performances, several local businesses taking to the streets and thousands of people coming together in one giant party.

 

Urb'l Remedy interviews JADA October 1, 2012, by Freddie Rodriguez

Urb'l Remedy interviews JADA

Boston-based pop/R&B harmonizing girl group JADA is representing Music Drives Us. Freddie Rodriguez interviewed JADA for Urb’l Remedy. Check out this month's Cool Cause at Urb’l Remedy. Read more...

 

MM/ONE Unveils First Marker of the Boston Music Trail Boston, November 5, 2012

The Boston Music Trail | Aerosmith
Steven Tyler with former MDU Executive Director carla Tardiff
Photo by Rebecca Gauchman

The Music Museum of New England (MM/ONE) launched the Boston Music Trail on Monday, 11/5/2012, by unveiling the first of several markers honoring sites significant to the musical history of the city.

 

The Boston Soul Experience, 2012 Boston Hard Rock Cafe, November 15, 2012

Boston Soul Experience

Come to the Boston Hard Rock Cafe on Thursday evening, November 15, 2012 and see for a night of music that touches and liberates the soul. Read more...

 

Calla Family Donates Drum Kit to BandGig November, 2013

Drum Kit Donation

For most people, sixth grade is a big transition year; exciting, but fraught with uncertainty. Steve Calla seemed impervious to the stress and insecurity that plagued so many of his peers, because sixth grade was when Steve started playing the drums. He joined the school band as a percussionist and soon got his first drum kit for the punk band he formed with a few friends. Read more about Steve Calla's Drum Kit.

Boston Music Awards 2012 Winners List Boston's Liberty Hotel, December 2, 2012

Boston Music Awards 2012

We had a great time at the 2012 BMAs. Check out the Winner's List to see if your favorites won. Stay tuned for photos from the 2012 Boston Music Awards.

 

4th Annual Rock 'N Soul Holiday Concert The Regent Theatre, Arlington, MA, December 23, 2012

4th Annual Rock 'N Soul Holiday Concert

Celebrate the holiday season the right way as Gary "Ho Ho" Hoey joins the Rock n Soul Holiday Benefit Concert.

 
 
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