|720 Olive Drive #H|
|Near Redrum Burger and Rocknasium|
|Thursdays 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm|
|Sundays 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm|
|Mike Clements/Sandy Thai/Evan Daly|
RockBand University is dedicated to teaching people how to perform in a band and live on stage. They match musicians into bands, provide their musical parts, broaden their musical horizons, get them to play together on time, and strengthen their skills in their instrument of choice. Musicians are matched up according to experience and skill level (or by request), and can play cover songs or get help writing their own songs (depending on their level of skill). RockBand University is designed for the students to get out of their houses, have fun, meet new people, have a place to play, and to showcase their abilities.
Concerts are put on YEAR ROUND featuring all bands and are ALL AGES!! All proceeds from their concerts go toward the Davis Schools Arts Foundation (DSAF), benefiting music, art, and performance arts programs in Davis local schools.
RockBand University can be rented out as an all ages venue! Just call or email them for more information.
Currently, they cater to musicians ages 10 to 18, but due to requests, they may open another program for adults!
RBU has been on the front page of the Davis Enterprise, featured in the Sac Bee, and in Davis Life Magazine. They have been voted Top 5 in Sacramento's KCRA A-List for Best Music Instruction. RockBand University and one of their bands has also played on Good Day Sacramento!
RBU was recently featured in the Bee! —StevenDaubert
2009-10-19 18:25:20 This is an incredible opportunity unlike any other to get your band out of the garage and onto the STAGE!!!!! —Miley
2010-07-30 18:32:07 RBU is solid for sure! —StevenDaubert
2012-05-09 12:19:59 You can shred in your living room all you want, but there's nothing like getting up on stage and putting on a real show. We have a 6th grader who has done two RBU sessions now, and I can't say enough good things about it. The teachers are talented and patient—they really have a gift for working with youth, they're not just rockers who needed a day job. This program teaches kids to play together as a band, not just as a collection of individuals. They have to negotiate what songs they will play and which ones might be out of reach for some of their members, who will solo when, etc, and they have to learn how to improvise to deal with challenges during a performance (such as if your strings break on stage or your vocalist forgets the words). In addition to dramatically improving their musical skills, every session the kids gain more confidence and a greater appreciation for the real discipline it takes to put on a good performance. I highly recommend it. —CynthiaCCC
2012-09-05 17:50:12 This is an awesome opportunity for any kid who wants to live the dream of playing in a rock band! The instructors are extremely talented musicians and oh-so-patient instructors. They are somehow able to take a group of young rocker wannabes (who may not even know each other), and turn them into a real live band that is confident enough to perform. The kids are so proud of the outcome; and it's super-fun for parents to watch. Highly recommended!!! - Nancy C —NancyCrocker