School of Rock Claremont Student picked for international All Star band

By PAUL BOTHNER MUSIC | September 6, 2018

Top School of Rock Claremont Student Picked From Across the Globe to Play Top Cities This August.

School of Rock, the leader in performance-based music education, is hitting the road this July/August. After a nationwide search for the top students from School of Rock’s more than 200 schools and more than 30,000 students, seven AllStars bands have been chosen to tour the country and play a full-band show at top music venues throughout the U.S. This year, School of Rock Claremont is proud to announce that BEN REID has been picked for the 2018 AllStars program. The tours kick off at the end of July and will hit top cities including New York, Chicago, Los Angeles and more.

The AllStars music program is the pinnacle achievement for School of Rock students. The level of talent is incredibly high because the competition is stiff. Less than one percent of School of Rock students are accepted into the AllStars program. The selection process includes video submissions, followed by live auditions across the U.S. Once selected, the seven AllStar bands rehearse and prepare to play a ten-day tour across the United States culminating in a major festival/venue appearance at iconic centers of music such as Red Rocks Festival, Lollapalooza and more.

“The caliber of talent in these bands is awe-inspiring,” says Rob Price, CEO of School of Rock. “We created this program to give these students a real-life touring experience and a potential jump start to their career as performers. It’s a thrill for School of Rock to showcase these brilliant young artists and share their magic with others.”

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School of Rock provides students of all ages an exciting and engaging music lesson experience, which includes guitar lessons, bass lessons, singing lessons, piano lessons, violin lessons, saxophone lessons, trumpet lessons and drum lessons. Drawing from all styles of rock and roll, School of Rock students learn theory and techniques via songs from legendary artists such as Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, and Frank Zappa, including other genre’s of music specific to their global culture. Thanks to the school’s performance-based approach, students around the world have gained superior musical proficiency, with some moving on to record deals and larger platforms such as American Idol, The Voice and Broadway.

“We are thrilled to have one of our students selected to participate in such a competitive and rewarding program,” says Leigh Spaun, Co-Owner and Marketing Director of School of Rock Claremont. “Ben Reid has shown incredible dedication and hard work to reach this point in his education. We can’t wait to see him bring his passion to some of the most iconic stages in the U.S and represent the talent that is in South Africa.”

For more information about School of Rock and where you can find the AllStars on tour please visit


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Devon Carnaxide, Lauren Cianci, Jonah Esty, Jake Fernstrum, Connor Fiehler, Matrianna Gahol, Zach Galsky, Elijah Gibbins-Croft, Carlos Gonzalez, Sean Grahn, Camden Harrahy, Alex Hellman, Andrew Lucas, Lauren Merenda, Danny Ochoa, Livia Overton, Eric Perez, Angelina Petticord, Annapurna Tobler, Stephen Vario, Sophia Wahl, Alexis Walters, Rebecca Webster, Sam Weigel, Caragh White

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School of Rock helps aspiring musicians master skills, unleash creativity, and develop tools they need to thrive in life. Founded as a single school in Philadelphia, PA in 1998, School of Rock has become a rapidly growing international franchise operating more than 210 schools in ten global markets. Since 2009, School of Rock has grown student count from 4,000 to more than 30,000. School of Rock offers a wide variety of music lessons, including guitar lessons, singing lessons and piano lessons (available at

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