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FELIX’S SCHOOL OF ROCK: STUDENT SYLLABUS

We band similar age/ability musicians and singers together for each band. Children who are friends can ask to be banded together. Each band has a 10 minute set. With the help of their tutor, the bands choose covers and/or write their own material. Their routine is: vocal warmups (daily), band rehearsals (daily), band photo shoot (Tue), band name (Tue), The MiniGig (Wed), and The Gig (Thursday).

DAY 1 MEET & GREET, JAM, SHARE SONG IDEAS

12:00-12:15 All students arrive, guardians register and pay balance, order DVD etc. Students sign in on the fire register and set up in their rehearsal rooms
12:15-12:45 Meet the band, share song ideas, plug-in and warm up
12:45-13:15 Assemberlunch! Students are welcomed and given a health and safety briefing plus key points of the rock school
13:15-13:30 Vocal warm up (all singers)
13:30-15:00 Rehearse; song selection
15:00-15:10 Biscuit time (a short break for all students and staff includes biscuits and juice)
15:10-16:00 Rehearse
16:00 Rehearsal ends; amps off, instruments in cases, sign out on the fire register

DAY 2 REHEARSE, BAND NAMES DUE*, BAND PHOTO SHOOT**

10:30 All vocalists (lead & backing) arrive early and sign in for a full vocal warm-up
11:00-12:45 Non-singers arrive and sign in on the fire register
11:00-12:45 Rehearsal
12:45-13:15 Assemberlunch
13:15-15:00 Rehearse
15:00-15:10 Biscuit time
15:10-16:00 Rehearse
16:00 Rehearsal ends; amps off, instruments in cases, sign out on the out fire register
* Band names submitted
** Band photos are shot throughout the day

DAY 3 REHEARSE, MINIGIGS

10:30 All vocalists (lead & backing) arrive early and sign-in for a full vocal warm-up
11:00-12:45 Non-singers arrive and sign the fire register
11:00-12:45 Rehearsal
12:45-13:15 Assemberlunch
13:15-14:30 Rehearse
14:30-14:40 Biscuit time
14:40-14:55 Rehearse
15:00-16:00 MINI-GIGS: Students play one song, in their rehearsal rooms, to the entire school. This is videoed and posted on YouTube
16:00 Rehearsal ends; amps off, instruments in cases, sign out on the fire register

DAY 4 REHEARSE, THE BIG GIG

10:30 All vocalists (lead & backing) arrive early and sign in for a full vocal warm-up
11:00-12:45 Non-singers arrive and sign in on the fire register
11:00-12:45 Rehearse the set
12:45-13:15 Assemberlunch
13:15-13:45 Final Rehearsal
13:45-14:45 Breakdown: Equipment moved to main hall
14:15-14:30 All classrooms cleared & reset; All staff and bands set up in the Main Hall
14:30-17:00 The Gig in the Main Hall (HD recorded for DVD)
including ‘Best Band Name’ Chocolate Competition
17:00 Gig Ends – Go home!