Groovin’ Opens for Vanilla Fudge
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by Bruce G
1M ago
On Sunday, May 5th, 2024 Rockit Academy’s Eddie Brigati Honors Scholarship Band, GROOVIN’, had the privilege to open for Vanilla Fudge with Eddie Brigati and his wife, Susan Brigati, to a sold out crowd at The Cutting Room in NYC. Drum legend Liberty DeVitto introduced the band to the packed audience. Vanilla Fudge drummer, Carmine Appice, sits on the Rockit Live Foundation Artist Advisory Board and was kind to offer words of wisdom to the young musicians and give them the added thrill of playing on his drum set! The Rockit Academy honors students received praise and words of wisdom from Mark ..read more
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Rockit Performs at Brookdale Open House
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by Bruce G
1M ago
Less than 12 hours after performing at “A Celebration of Garfield’s Brigati Brothers,” ten hard working Rockit musicians played an acoustic set to a packed arena opening for Brookdale Community College’s Spring Open House. This was another example of the dedication to their craft and appreciation to Brookdale Community College for Giving Rockit Academy a wonderful home. The post Rockit Performs at Brookdale Open House appeared first on Rockit Live ..read more
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A Celebration of Garfield’s Brigati Brothers
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by Bruce G
1M ago
On Saturday, April 13th, 2024 the Rockit Live Foundation presented “A Celebration of Garfield’s Brigati Brothers” sponsored by Rosemarie & Louis Aloia and Family, Garfield NJ at Hackensack Performing Arts Center in Hackensack, NJ. Hackensack Mayor John Labrosse kicked off the night’s introductions. The night’s celebration began with Rockit Academy student musicians performing 60’s classics followed by the Eddie Brigati Honors Scholarship band, GROOVIN’, paying tribute to Eddie and David by performing songs by The Young Rascals, as well as songs David Brigati sang over the course of his car ..read more
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Brody Shinderman Sings at Devils Game
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by Bruce G
1M ago
On April 2nd, 2024 Rockit Academy Vocalist, Brody Shinderman, was invited to sing “The Star Spangled Banner” at the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ for Autism Acceptance Night right before the NJ Devils took to the ice. It was a heartfelt performance and Brody’s Rockit family is very proud. The post Brody Shinderman Sings at Devils Game appeared first on Rockit Live ..read more
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Arielle Borges Rockit Film Screened Garden State Film Festival
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by Bruce G
1M ago
On Sunday, March 24th, 2024 Rockit Alumni Arielle Borges’s short film, “Rockit! The Making of a Musician” was a finalist at this year’s Garden State Film Festival at the Berkeley Kingsley Ballroom in Asbury Park, NJ. Arielle’s film captures the unique essence of Rockit and what it means to the academy’s musicians. It has won multiple awards, including a NJ Film Award, Basie Center Best Documentary, Best Short Holmdel High School Film Festival, and a Pegasus Film Fest Selection. The Rockit Live Foundation is extremely proud of Arielle’s accomplishments and thanks her for choosing to capture Roc ..read more
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Rockin’ Through the Decades
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by Bruce G
1M ago
Rockit Academy students had a phenomenal session show, “Rockin’ Through the Decades,” on March 17th, 2024 at Asbury Lanes in Asbury Park, NJ. Students performed rock hits from Elvis to Paramore and had some of the most impressive show outfits (and quick change of outfits) in Rockit show history. The incredibly talented musicians had a spectacular encore performance of the show on April 7th at Tim McLoone’s Supper Club in Asbury Park, NJ, which is always a special venue for the students because they get to be a part of the audience and applaud their peers. The post Rockin’ Through the Decades a ..read more
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Groovin’ Performs at Raven Drum Foundation Benefit Show
Rockit Academy Blog
by Bruce G
1M ago
On Thursday, March 14th, 2024 Rockit Academy’s Eddie Brigati Honors Scholarship Band, GROOVIN’, had an incredible evening performing with Eddie Brigati and his wife Susan Brigati at Raven Drum Foundation’s Benefit Show at our NYC home, The Cutting Room. Rockit Academy’s curriculum encourages its musicians to use their talents to help raise money and awareness for deserving causes such as the Raven Drum Foundation and Friends of Firefighters. It was an honor to be performing among such incredible legends such as Rick Allen, Liberty DeVitto, Peter Crisss, Simon Kirke, Jim Keltner, and so many mo ..read more
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Rockit Helps Nut Swamp Elementary Party Like a Rockstar
Rockit Academy Blog
by Bruce G
1M ago
On Friday, March 8th, 2024 Rockit musicians performed at Nut Swamp Elementary’s “Party Like a Rockstar” fundraiser at Asbury Lanes in Asbury Park, NJ. Middletown parents were first awestruck, and then dancing along to the young musicians performing 80’s hits. It was a fun night had by all! Rockit Live Foundation encourages its musicians to use their talents to support their community and this is another example of the talented artists doing just that! The post Rockit Helps Nut Swamp Elementary Party Like a Rockstar appeared first on Rockit Live ..read more
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Sienna Kay Sings at Devils Game
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by Bruce G
1M ago
On February 25th, 2024 Rockit Academy Vocalist, Sienna Briele Kay, was invited to sing “The Star Spangled Banner” at the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ right before the NJ Devils took to the ice. It was a spectacular performance and Sienna’s Rockit family is extremely proud. The post Sienna Kay Sings at Devils Game appeared first on Rockit Live ..read more
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Kick Cancer Overboard Concert
Rockit Academy Blog
by shoreline
4M ago
On December 29, 2023 Rockit Academy joined Kick Cancer Overboard, for their annual holiday event with a concert at Tim McLoone’s Supper Club in Asbury Park. Kick Cancer Overboard is a nonprofit organization that gives free cruises to families affected by cancer. The event raised over $10K and KCO awarded cruises to five families, including Rockit Academy student, Emersyn, who was diagnosed with AML leukemia over a year ago. Rockit alumni joined current students on stage for a magical night that included a mixture of songs from our “I Want My 80’s!” show and holiday music. Executive Director of ..read more
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