Hi all! Sadly we had to cancel our 2020 shows and shut down operations. We had hoped to open back up in the Summer of 2021 but the darn delta variant put a stop to that… so now we’re targeting January of 2022 to resume our ensembles. Meantime please hang tight and continue to rock on!
Several CROCK teams entertained their friends, family and more at the Volcanic Theatre for their Fall 2019 Season Finale. Extraordinary work by these fine young musicians! Here’s some highlights:
Crock drummer Steven George was invited to perform with Olivia Knox at the Bend Roots Festival in 2019. Check it out:
For our Spring 2019 Season Finale we had several CROCK teams jam-out at the Volcanic Theatre. These young student musicians did an incredible job showcasing their performance skills in vocals, drums, guitar, bass, violin, & conga playing. Here’s some highlights:
Once again, several CROCK teams rocked out for us at the Volcanic Theatre for their Winter 2018 Season Finale. Fabulous show! Here’s some highlights:
Several CROCK teams entertained their friends and family at the Volcanic Theatre Sunday night for their Fall 2018 Season Finale. The kids put-on a great show! Here’s some highlights:
Once again two CROCK teams rocked the Volcanic Theatre Sunday night for their Early Summer Season Finale in June. For this session we were fortunate to have a professional videographer to capture and edit the entire event. So enjoy these longer videos. These young, talented musicians continue to showcase their schooling in vocals, drums, guitar, bass, & conga playing. Here’s the two reels:
For our Spring 2018 Season Finale we had three (yes 3!) different CROCK teams jam-out at the Volcanic Theatre. These young student musicians did an incredible job showcasing their performance skills in vocals, drums, guitar, bass, violin, & conga playing. Here’s some highlights:
Two CROCK teams rocked the Volcanic Theatre Sunday night for their Winter 2017 Season Finale. These student musicians could give us all lessons in vocals, drums, guitar, bass, & conga playing. Here’s some highlights:
Two CROCK teams rocked the Volcanic Theatre Sunday night for their Summer 2017 Season Finale. Set one featured Everybody Talks, The Middle, Beverly Hills, Follow you Down, Big Yellow Taxi, Black or White, and Perfect. Set two featured Some Nights, The Twist, People Get Ready, Wagon Wheel, Waiting on the World, I Lived, and Valerie. These young, talented musicians took us to music school with some great vocals, drums, guitar, bass, & conga playing. Here’s some highlights:
Come join us for the CROCK Summer 2017 season finale this Sunday (Sept 10th) a the Volcanic Theatre Pub in the Century Center.
Doors open at 5:30pm, show starts at 7pm.
CROCK member Christian joined musicians Georges Bouhey and Andy Armer in downtown Bend to play some Jazz for the monthly first Friday artwalk. Yet another great night of jazz music with some of the best music teachers in Bend, Oregon.
The CROCK team hit Flatbread again with their director Georges Bouhey in the Old Mill performing with members of the Bend Student Jazz Ensemble. Great performance training and music teaching in jazz and funk.
Members of the Cascades Rock Ensemble joined their music teachers Georges Bouhey and Warren Zaiger at the Oxford Hotel in downtown Bend to play some Jazz for the monthly first Friday artwalk. Yet another great night of jazz music with some of the best music teachers in Bend, Oregon.
Several CROCKERS kept up the jam late-night at Flatbread this week. Some of the best playing by the kids ever! Check out their solos on keys, guitar, and then bass. Amazing talent! Yet another example of what the best piano teachers, guitar teachers, bass teachers, and drum teachers are able to offer for music instruction in Bend, Oregon.
Last week some of the CROCK team sat-in again with their music teacher Georges Bouhey at Flatbread in the Old Mill. Another nice rendition of the Barrett Strong classic Money (last played in April at flatbread if you want to compare it). A great example of how listening and practicing with your guitar teacher, bass teacher, and drum teacher pays off for music students in Bend, Oregon.
Members of the Cascades Rock Ensemble were invited to join their music teacher Georges Bouhey and the Band Director at Bend High (Steve Anderson) at the Oxford Hotel in downtown Bend to play some Jazz for the monthly first Friday artwalk. The clip features a nice rendition of Solar by Miles Davis. Another great night of jazz music with some of the best music teachers in Bend, Oregon.
The CROCK team rocked the Volcanic Theatre Saturday night with two sets of music for their Spring 2013 Season Finale. Set one was 35 minutes of jams included Bluse in F, Funk#49, After Midnight, Evil Ways, and Mercy, Mercy, Mercy. Set two was 40 minutes of primarily new songs from this spring including The Chicken, Solar, Blue on Black, I Feel Good, and Love Me Two Times.These young, talented musicians took us to music school this time with some great drums, guitar, bass, piano, uke & conga playing. Here’s some highlights:
Blue on Black
Christian on lead vocals & Damon rips it on Guitar!
Kudos to their Voice Lessons and Electric Guitar Lessons in Bend Oregon.
Love Me Two Times
Nice vocals Damon, sweet triplets Hunter, & awesome solo Thayer!
I Feel Good
It’s all in the timing baby!
Check out Steven’s drum chops & Hunter on Congas!
Kudos to their Drum Teacher in Bend Oregon.
Laz rips up the keys & Christian thumps the Bass!
Kudos to their Piano Lessons and Bass Guitar Lessons in Bend Oregon.
Members of the Cascades Rock Ensemble were invited to join their music teacher Georges Bouhey at the Oxford Hotel in downtown Bend to play some Jazz for the monthly first Friday artwalk. Students from Georges Bouhey’s Jazz combo are also highlighted – and the evening wrapped up as it began with the JazzBros! ripping some tunes. Another excellent example of how music performance training and music teaching in the fundamentals of blues, rock, funk, and jazz pays-off.
Here’s a clip of some of the CROCK team sitting-in with their music teacher Georges Bouhey at Flatbread in the Old Mill. A spontaneous rendition of the 1959 hit single by Barrett Strong Money. Not too shabby for a spontaneous jam of a random hit single. This is an excellent example of how the Cascades Rock performance training and music teaching in the fundamentals of blues, rock, funk, and jazz progressions pays-off.
The CROCK team rocked some music with the JazzBros! at McMenamins in downtown Bend, Oregon. The following is a compilation video featuring a rendition of Blues in F, Kenny Wayne Shepard’s Blue on Black, and Santana’s Evil Ways (w/guest keyboardist Eden visiting from GrrrlzRock in Eugene).After Crock the JazzBros! went into full swing and took us all to music school with some great drums, sax, & bass playing. Check out this brief clip from the second set. Thanks JazzBros!
Here’s the CROCK kids from Team Bachelor and Team Newberry competing at the Tower Theatre in Bend, Oregon in the Central Oregon’s Got Talent fundraiser for Bend Park & Recreation’s adaptive sports program. Twenty different acts performed, from dance troupes to solo singers. The CROCK contingent of family and friends generated over $350 in ticket sales for a good cause. Special thanks to Sarah Thorsen of Bend Park & Recs, the sound & stage crew at the Tower Theatre, and our videographer Neil Costello.
The CROCK team was invited last night to join the JazzBros! at Franklin Crossing for the First Friday Art Walk in downtown Bend, Oregon. The following is a compilation video featuring a rendition of Santana’s Evil Ways, After Midnight with a guest solo by Jon Corona schooling us on Tenor Sax, some cool jazz soloing by Georges Bouhey teaching drums with the JazzBros! Trio – and finished-off with some messing around with Georges on drums.
Special thanks to the Editors, David Jasper (Features, Fine Arts and Outings Reporter), and Rob Kerr (Photographer) at the Bend Bulletin for featuring CROCK is the Saturday paper today. For the full-length article you can read it here. The following are some highlights:
[Photo] Cascades Rock Ensemble’s Team Bachelor ensemble: Singer Judi Kelley, 15, sings with Laz Glickman on keyboard, Damon George on guitar and Christian George on bass during a rehearsal.
[Excerpt] Along with playing in the ensemble, students in the program pursue regular private lessons to better learn their instruments and study “the language of music.” … George says, “Alone-time practice is not what gets your kids over the hump musically. While it is absolutely imperative they do work on technicals, it’s working with others and breathing the music they like that makes it click.”
[Photo] Drummer Steven George, 8, and his guitarist brother Damon, 15, work on timing with the help of coach Georges Bouhey during a rehearsal Monday.
[Excerpt] Their music teacher, Georges Bouhey, patiently stopped them mid-song to help the backup singers work out the highs and lows of harmonizing on their background chant — “after midnight, after midnight” — behind lead singer Judi Kelley, 15. A moment later, they launched back into the song sounding as polished as any working band.
[Photo] Laz Glickman and Damon George rehearse on Monday. CROCK ensembles rehearse 90 minutes each week.
[Excerpt] “It’s really about accelerated performance training,” George says. “If you watch those shows on TV — I don’t know if you agree with ‘American Idol’ or not — the ones who are winning are the ones who have been training. They’re like the downhill skier that makes the Olympic team. They didn’t just walk up there one day and go, ‘I bought a pair of skis the other day, and now I want to race.’ There are some of those (prodigies), but you know, they’re not our kids.”
— Reporter: 541-383-0349, firstname.lastname@example.org
To ring-in the New Year, CROCK members gig a new year’s party at the Kelley residence. Here’s a photo for posterity. The first set was: Blues in F, Little Wing, Take the Money & Run, Sunshine of Your Love. The second set was: Mercy Mercy Mercy, Blue on Black, After Midnight. Thank you Kelley family!
Here’s a brief clip of CROCK playing the classic 1961 Donald Bailey tune Comin’ Home Baby at Flatbread in the Old Mill. Courtesy of Georges Bouhey our illustrious music instructor and music director.
Here’s the culmination of our fall session. CROCK performed for the Cascades Academy Holiday program at the Century Center in Bend. The ensemble includes Laz Glickmann on keys; Damon, Christian, and Steven George on Guitar, Bass, & Drums (w/broken arm!); Judi Kelley on vocals, and Ryan Jasper on the second bass. Their first song is the classic Cannonball Adderley song written by Joe Zawinul back in 1966 called “Mercy, Mercy, Mercy”
The closing number was also from 1966, “After Midnight” by JJ Cale.
Here’s a highlight reel of some founding members of CROCK doing their last performance in Austin with the School of Rock. Damon on lead guitar, Christian on Bass.