Rockin' The Big Apple

In a ferocious competition at the 2017 Bach To Rock Battle of the Bands, 26 bands went head-to-head at The Cutting Room in New York City on June 11.

“The students work very hard to prepare for this huge event and I’m incredibly proud of everyone who participated,” said Bach To Rock Director Elana Hayden. “While this is a competition, the main point is for the kids to have a great experience performing in a top New York City venue and to have fun.”

Seasoned music industry professionals Jamie Betty (Count Basie Orchestras), Bert Elliot (Bernie Williams, Marcus Miller) and Steve Walter (musician and co-owner of The Cutting Room) judged the performances. One hundred and fifteen students performed on a stage that has hosted Lady Gaga, Sheryl Crow, John Mayer and Sting, to name a few... read more.

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