05.23.16Summer Concert Season 2016
Sonic Planet Summer concerts are fast approaching. Join us on Sunday June 12 at the Fairview Pub for our Adult Summer Rock Show featuring The Dirty Dishes, The Spare Parts and Redrum. This early show charity concert is $10.00 admission at the door, doors open at 5pm, show will start at 5:45, at the Fairview, 898 west Broadway, Vancouver BC.
June 19 2016 is the annual Main Street Car Free Day event, with five bands from the Sonic Planet Roster taking the stage at main and West 23rd Ave in Vancouver. Bands include Rabbit Ears, Berlin Fire, The Spare Parts, The Dirty Dishes and Redrum. This is a free public event, music starts at noon and runs to seven pm.
The Kids Wanna Rock 29 teen concert takes place on Sunday June 26th at One Thousand Rivers Arts Academy 54 East 4th Ave Vancouver. Doors open at 5:45 and show starts at 6pm, bands featured include Berlin Fire and Rabbit Ears. Admission is by donation, $10.00 offer is suggested.
08.28.14sonic planet teams up with Harbour City Music Nanaimo
Harbour City Music, Nanaimo's premier independent music school has welcomed Sonic Planet Rock School to their family of quality music educators. Sonic Planet will be running rock school classes at the Townsite Road location on Saturday afternoons from 4-6 pm. Sign up for the 2014-2015 season and get ready to rock the planet with Sonic Planet and Harbour City Music .
08.19.14fall 2014 semester registration
Summer 2014 is coming to an end and it is time to get out of the house and back into the rehearsal studio ! Registration for the upcoming season is now underway. Contact Dave Danylchuk at 250.618.2197 for information about auditions and registering. Classes available in Nanaimo and Vancouver. Sonic Planet Rock School is pleased to announce it will be teaming up with Harbor City Music in Nanaimo to offer rock band classes on Saturday afternoons, be the first to sign up and get ready to hone your rock and roll chops Nanaimo !!!
03.25.14Spring Season 2014
The final semester of the school year begins this weekend , March 30th and will run 12 weeks . We are looking forward to showcasing our rock bands again at the Main Street Car Free Day event on Sunday June 15th, and final concerts for the kids bands and adults will be announced soon. The last semester of rock school kids focussed exclusively on writing original music which we are looking forward to being able to debut in the shows ahead.
09.24.13The Adult Fall Rock Show Benefit Concert
The date for the latest Adult Showcase is fast approaching. The concert featuring Best B4 , The Dirty Dishes, and 9 O"Clock Gun at the Fairview Pub is set for Sunday November 3rd. Admission is $10.00 at the door, doors open at 7 and the show will start before 8 pm.
08.20.13New Season and New Location
The 9th season of Sonic Planet Rock School is set to begin the week of September 8th. This year there will be a twist. Founder and Master Instructor Dave Danylchuk will now be splitting his time between Vancouver on Sunday , Monday and Tuesdays, and Nanaimo BC on Wednesdays to Fridays. If you are living in Nanaimo and are looking to develop your rock band skills, or are looking for the most qualified instruction available on guitar , bass, drums and rock vocals , please contact Sonic Planet Rock School at firstname.lastname@example.org to get more information .
If you are living in Vancouver , please note the available times and contact Dave Danylchuk at email@example.com for info on registering for the upcoming semester.
There is a new phone number for Nanaimo and Island patrons to contact. To register for lessons you can call Dave Danylchuk at 250.618.2197. In Vancouver the number to call is 604.737.4984
06.17.13Car Free Day Concert draws big crowds
This years Sonic Planet Rock School feature stage at the Main Street Car Free Day Event was a resounding success. All the bands in the roster took to the stage throughout the day and showcased top notch tight rock and roll sets for a sea of enthusiastic patrons to the Car Free Party. Congratulations to all of the bands for delivering some of their best performances to date and helping to make this the most successful Car Free Concert to date .!!! We look forward to being invited back next year to keep the rock alive !!
02.25.13New Year, new shows
2013 is here and the Sonic Planet Rock School concert season is gearing up. March 16 the Kids wanna Rock Series continues with its 22nd installment. Teen bands The Ocean, Sublimination, Squash The Hurricane, Crimson Lights, and Murder Of Crowes perform at the Canadian Memorial United Church. Doors at 5:30 show starts at 6 pm. The adult bands The Dirty Dishes, Best B4, and 9OClock Gun are working on new material and preparing for their Summer Concert in June, tentative date is June 2nd, more to follow. Also in June is the Main Street Car Free Day Concert, an all day outdoor street party concert featuring all 8 bands in the rock school roster. More info on this event will follow. And as the end of the school term approaches, Sonic Planet Rock School will be putting on the end of term Kids Wanna Rock 23 on June 22nd.
Keep posted here as the summer approaches for info on a summer jam/ writing recording camp.
10.31.12Season 8 underway
Sonic Planet Rock School season 8 is in full swing. Eight bands in the program this semester. 3 Adult bands, Dirty Dishes, Best B4 and newcomers Nine OClock Gun are preparing for the fall rock show at the Fairview Pub on Nov 4th. This fundraiser is to benefit the St Paul's Hospital Intensive Care Unit. Tickets are $10.00 at the door, doors open at 6 pm and the show starts at 7 pm. 898 West Broadway, Vancouver BC.
we also have 5 bands enrolled in the teen program. Feign and Murder of Crows are returning to continue their growth and lLast Of Our Kind has splintered into two new groups and we also welcome the all girl trio of Rebel Radio to the school. These bands are all working tirelessly to polish their sets for the December 15th concert art the Canadian Memorial United Church.
stay tuned for more exciting news and be sure to attend the concerts . Great music by great players for great causes.
06.07.12Location confirmed for Car Free Day concert
Main Street Car Free Day stree part event is next weekend , Sunday June 17th 2012. We now have our site confirmed. Sonic Planet Rock School will be set up just south of 12th Ave, on Main Street, facing south. This is on the north end of the street party so we are set up at one of the main entrances to the event ! The line up of bands is Last Of Our Kind at noon, Feign at 1 pm, The Dirty Dishes at 2 pm, Bruce The Ripper at 4 pm, A Murder Of Crows at 4 pm and a 2 set performance by Best B4 at 5 pm . The show will run until 7pm. We are all looking forward to good weather and good rockin on the streets of Vancouver ! Come down and hang and rock out to six great bands playing some great rock songs !!
03.02.12New Name , New Location!!
Kitsilano Rock School is preparing to expand its music school to serve the communities of White Rock, South Surrey, Tswassen and Delta. With the expansion comes a new name . In order to become less regionalized and be better able to expand when necessary, Kitsilano Rock School will now be known as SONIC PLANET ROCK SCHOOL. We are excited about spreading the word on the new name and identity for the rock school, which leaves options open for further expansion and eventual world domination !!! Spread the word, Dave Danylchuk and his acclaimed Rock and Roll school is growing and coming to your town !!
02.14.12New show dates announcement
Kitsilano Rock School "Kids Wanna Rock" series continues with the 19th edition of the concert event taking place on Saturday March 31st 2012 at the Canadian Memorial United Church in Vancouver. This show features returning bands Bruce The Ripper , Feign, and A Murder Of Crows, as well as new band Last Of Our Kind making their rock school debut. Doors open at 5:30 , show starts at 6:00 pm, admission by donation, proceeds to the church's charities.
Also just announced, the adult bands The Dirty Dishes and Best B4 have booked a private fundraiser event at Ironworks Brewing Pub in Vancouver on Saturday May 12th.
01.12.12Winter Rock School sessions are underway
2012 has arrived and Kitsilano Rock School has three bands from last term returning to learn new material for the March 31 end of term concert. We are also starting two new bands this semester so it looks like we will have a jam packed rock show on the 31st. The new bands will be added to the roster page as soon as they come up with a name ... Stay Tuned rock n roll fans!! And we are still accepting applicants , looking for guitar players and bass players into hard rocking and thrash, Metallica, System of A Down, Maiden, Sabbath, ... to augment a new project. And the school is always looking for eager young rock vocalists so if you have the pipes but no one to rock with , contact the Rock School and get into a band!!
12.22.11Kids Wanna Rock 18 Kicked Out The Jams !!!
December 10 2011 at the Canadian Memorial United Church in Vancouver was the site for the 18th concert in the Kids Wanna Rock series that the Kitsilano Rock School presents. This term showcased A Murder Of Crows , Feign and Bruce The Ripper, all delivering stellar sets of searing rock and roll. check out the youtube page for videos of all the performances.
11.22.11Winter Rock Show a resounding success
Sunday November 20th 2011 adult bands Best B4 and the Dirty Dishes had their best shows yet , rocking a packed house at the Fairview and getting the dancefloor jumping on a Sunday, big fun and good times !!! Congrats to all the players in both bands for all their dedication and enthusiasm!! Looking forward to the next show, stay tunes for new dates as they become available.
11.16.11Season seven concert series is underway.
Kitsilano Rock School proudly presents "The Kids Wanna Rock 18", featuring some of Vancouver's finest young musicians and future rock stars. This series has been ongoing since season one, this year will showcase three bands currently on the roster in the kids program, including A Murder Of Crows, FEIGN, and Bruce The Ripper. The concert takes place at the Canadian Memorial United Church, located at West 15th and Burrard in Vancouver , BC. Admission to the show is by donation, with all proceeds going to the church's charities. Suggested donation amount is $10.00, doors open at 6 pm and the show will start at 6:30 ! Come on down to hear some great young talent performing some of Rock And Roll's best , including Maiden, Sabbath, Bowie, Kiss, Van Halen, and much more !
Follow the link to see Bruce The Ripper in rehearsal , working on Detroit Rock City
10.31.11The Winter Rock Show date has been booked
Adult bands the Dirty Dishes and Best B4 are getting ready to perform this season's Winter Rock Show at the Fairview Pub. Come on down Sunday November 20th 2011 for an evening of excellent classic rock from across the ages, showcasing Kitsilano Rock School's finest adult groups, who have been growing and learning with the program for up to five years now, and have prepared an all new set of songs to share. As always , proceeds from the $10.00 cover will help support local charities. The doors open at 7 pm with the first band starting just before 8pm. The Fairview Pub is located at 898 West Broadway, Vancouver BC.
take the link for a look at the Dishes in rehearsal, running through Back In The USSR, by the Beatles
09.16.11New Season Starts
September 2011 is underway ,and with it begins the 7th season of Kitsilano Rock School. Three bands are returning to continue their musical growth, The Murder Of Crows, Feign and Bruce The Ripper, all beginning the new year looking forward to building all new sets of material for the December 10th rock school concert. In addition, adult groups Best B4 and The Dirty Dishes are continuing to develop their abilities and repertoire as they prepare for another Rock Show at the Fairview Pub in November..
There are still rehearsal slots available for young beginners ages 10 to 17. We have Monday and Wednesday from 5:30 to 7:30 open at this time and are looking for a new batch of eager and talented young rockers to join the program and start developing their chops!. There is also a Tuesday 7:30 to 9:30 timeslot available for the more mature musicians who are looking to keep one foot in the musical world and have fun playing with other musicians. Please contact the website or email the instructor Dave Danylchuk at firstname.lastname@example.org, if you would like to audition for a spot in the rock school.
07.06.11Kits Rock School on Youtube
Kitsilano Rock School is now on youtube! Take the link and connect to our page on Youtube, add comments, share with friends, subscribe and enjoy!!
The end of term season has been busy this year, with five kid bands wrapping up their semesters . Elementary school band Murder Of Crows performed at their school for their year end celebration marking their graduation from grade seven with abang , literally, hitting the school kids with some Metallica and Black Sabbath, as well as Floyd , Nirvana ,and Neil Young.! Keep On Rockin in the Free World !
Three bands , Feign , Bruce The Ripper, and Empyrean Empyre all performed at two events this month, showcasing the school at the Main Street Car Free Day celebration on June 19th, and performing full sets at the Canadian Memorial United Church on June 25th for the Kids Wanna Rock Concert Series. Check out the link page to connect to the KitsRock School Youtube page for a look at some of the performances from the show.
And Disturbulance has completed their semester with a six song collection of original music. Go to the listen page to hear some of the tracks they recorded. The album will be available soon.
The Kitsilano Rock School is now taking submissions for the new semester starting in September, and is open during the summer for private lessons and band camps, so don't wait , sign up today for your chance to join the best music school in Vancouver !!
06.14.11Summer Rock Shows 2011
Super short notice, but this weekend , June 19th , Kitsilano Rock School will be showcasing 3 of the kids groups in a short set for the Main Street Car Free Days Celebration, at 15th and Main St. in Vancouver. Starting at 12 pm noon, Feign, Bruce The Ripper , and Empyrean Empyre will play teaser sets of three songs each in preparation for the end of season concert, which will take place on Saturday June 25, 2011, at the Canadian Memorial United Church, at 15th and Burrard, in Vancouver. This years lineup will also include Disturbulance, performing original songs they have been working on . Keep an eye on the listen page for some of these songs as they become available.
Murder Of Crows will be performing their end os season show at Lord Tennyson Elementary for the school's year end barbeque..and are looking forward to a big crowd for the show which will start at 1 pm on Tuesday June 28th.
Dirty Dishes and Best B4 , having recently performed at the Spring Rock Show at the Fairview on April 17th, are back in rehearsals learning more new material and looking ahead to their next concert.
Summer classes will begin in July and continue in August, sign up now for auditions and a chance to get into the program!!
This season of Rock School is kicking off with a bang.! Along with continuing bands Feign, Murder Of Crows and Bruce The Ripper, we welcome rockers Empyrean Empyre to the line up. The spring concert , "Kids Wanna Rock 16" is going to take place on Friday March 18th 2011, at the Canadian Memorial United Church, west 15th and Burrard, in Vancouver. Admission is by suggested donation of $10.00, wth proceeds going to the church's charities. All the bands have been working hard to polish their sets, and all are playing some excellent and exciting rock classics.
This season marks the first time that Disturbulance will not be in the line up since back in 2007 when they entered the program at age 12. This term the band has been focussing on the writing program, which is designed to teach students how to tap their creativity and produce their own compositions. They will be debuting their originals at the summer show in June. Keep an eye on the "listen" page of our website for some previews of Disturbulance songs.
On the adult side, the lovely and talented "Dirty Dishes" have welcomed new keyboardist Leslie Cockhill to their group and she has proven to be an excellent addition to the lineup. Pretty Monster has been through a few lineup changes as well and this season they are playing with new addition Bram Lermer , who brings guitar ,vocals and violin to the sound, giving the Monsters a new direction and palatte to work with.
Both bands have been working tirelessly on their new sets and are getting ready to showcase their efforts at the next adult show, tentatively scheduled for April 17th at the Fairview pub n Vancouver. Check back for more details as they beome available.
There still are some class times available , particularily a Tuesday night slot for adults , and an early evening Wednesday slot for kids. Please contact the website , or Dave Danylchuk directly at email@example.com or phone (604)737-4984 to arrange for an audition .
And remember, Kitsilano Rock School also offers private lessons, on guitar, bass , drums and keyboards.
Finally, new to this year , the Kitsilano Rock School will be having week long summer band camps starting in July. We are accepting applications the summer camp program as of now.
11.10.10Kitsilano Rock School begins year 6 !!!
This season of Kitsilano Rock is in full swing, with five bands in the kids division and two adult groups .. The bands are hard at work polishing their sets and gearing up for this December 's "Kids Wanna Rock 15" !
This year our concert series has expanded to two nights , with 3 bands, "Murder of Crows", "Bruce The Ripper", and "BEEF" all performing on Saturday December 11th. The very next night we will feature "Feign", and "Disturbulance" in part 2 of the Kids Wanna Rock 15. Both shows are at the Canadian Memorial United Church, located at West 15th and Burrard in Vancouver. The doors will open at 6pm both nights , and the show starts at 6:30. Admission is by donation, suggested amount of $10.00 is appreciated, with proceeds going directly to the church's charities.
The adult bands Dirty Dishes and Pretty Monster are both welcoming new members to their groups , and will be looking to early next season to get out and showcase their new material !! Stay tuned for updates !
06.16.10Summer Rock Shows are Here!!!!!!
The summer holidays are fast approaching, but not before we get the latest concerts under our belt!
Coming to the Canadian Memorial United Church on Friday June 25th, its
The Kids Wanna Rock 14, featuring some of Vancouver's finest young talent. The latest in the series of Kids Wanna Rock shows will feature Feign, Epidemix, Beef and Disturbulance (Formerly the New Originals) in a concert at 15th and Burrard, doors open at 6:00 pm, show starts at 6:30
admission by suggested $10.00 donation at the door, proceeds to the church's charities.
and you don't want to miss our adult program's upcoming show .
Sunday July 11th at the Fairview Pub 898 West Broadway will showcase new lineups for the Dirty Dishes and Pretty Monster, with returning faves Snass !!!
This show is $10.00 at the door, proceeds to charity, doors open at 6:30 and the show starts at 7:00 pm
11.06.09Holiday Shows are fast approaching !
Another year is in full swing at Kitsilano Rock School, with eight bands attending the program. Two adult bands , "Pretty Monster" and "The Dirty Dishes " are gearing up for another great show at the Fairview Pub on Sunday November 22nd. Both of these bands have been in the program since 2007 and this time around they will be playing full length sets featuring 7 new songs and some of their best material from their growing repertoire. The doors open at 7 pm and the fun gets under way at 8 pm, admission is $10.00 at the door with proceeds going to charity.
Along with some returning favorites, there are two exciting new kid bands in the program. Ammunition Beast and Feign will be joining Epidemix and The New Originals for the Kitsilano Rock School's on going concert showcase. " Kids Wanna Rock 12" will take place on Wednesday December 9th at the Canadian Memorial United Church, in Vancouver. This is going to be a full night of rock and roll with 4 bands performing , doors for this event open at 6 pm with the show starting early , at 6:30 , admission is by donation , suggested contribution is $10.00 with proceeds going to the church for their charities.
Conspicuously absent from the Kids Wanna Rock show is the band "All The Young Dudes" who have begun a new program at the rock school. This season the boys in the "Dudes" are focusing their efforts on song writing and are planning to write and record throughout the 09/10 season and will showcase their efforts at the year end concert in June. The band has entered their first song, "Bad Idea" into CBC radio"s ON The Coast program's high school rock band song writing contest. Check out the links page of our website to get to the CBC page and hear the song and vote for it !!
Finally the Kitsilano Rock School is expanding in the new year !! A new rehearsal room will be operational in early January , ready to offer more time slots to up and coming rock starts in training!!! If we haven't responded to your inquiries to date, please be patient , as we will be contacting you to book you into a program , or if you have not yet contacted us, now is the time !!
keep on Rockin !
The Spring Summer season at Kitsilano Rock School has just wrapped up with 3 stellar shows. In April the Kids Wanna Rock showcased Fountains Of Youth and All The Young Dudes who rocked the house as always. This was the last show to feature singer Jordan Dewart in the Fountains and the first show for the Dudes without their keyboard player Mic Cameron.
In May The Adult program returned to the Fairview for another showcase , featuring the Dirty Dishes , Pretty Monster Instant Naked and the remarkable return of Snass. The evening was a giant success and the bands all had their best shows to date !!
Finally , in June , the Kids Wanna Rock 11 concert took place , featuring All The Young Dudes, The New Originals ( formerly Fountains of Youth ), and the new kids calling themselves Epidemix. Again , all bands played excellent sets , and the crowd was awesome, another successful rock show at the Canadian Memorial United Church !
Check out the new link to the All The Young Dudes page on youtube to see for yourselves !!
This season's concerts are now in the books, and we are pleased to announce that they were both a huge success. The Kids Wanna Rock 9 was one of the best shows so far for the kids , with Fountains of Youth and All The Young Dudes both putting on rocking shows, great job everyone !
Our adult show at the Fairview Pub saw over 200 people brave the Vancouver winter and come out to support the 4 great bands . Dirty Dishes started the night with some great numbers , getting the crowd up on the floor for some dancing, followed by Pretty Monster who rocked out . Horse Factory made a triumphant return to the stage and showed everyone that they are back and better than ever, and Instant Naked closed the night with a ripping set and even featured a searing version of an original tune by Andrzej Jeziorski.
The night was also dedicated to a fallen comrade whose life was cut short tragically on December 12th. Our thoughts and prayers are with Linda Rae and the Banky family this season , and the Kitsilano Rock School will be donating the evenings proceeds to the charity in Ben Banky's honor to the newly formed Ben Banky Entrepeneurial Scholarship.
10.29.08The holiday concert series is coming !
This season's December concerts have been booked . Kitsilano Rock School will be presenting "The Holiday Rock Show" on Sunday December 14th at the Fairview Pub in Vancouver featuring bands from the adult program. This show will include "The Dirty Dishes" , "Pretty Monster" , "Instant Naked", and the return of "Horse Factory" .
The " Kids Wanna Rock 9 " is scheduled for Tuesday December 16th at the Canadian Memorial United Church at 15th and Burrard in Vancouver, featuring "All The Young Dudes" and "Fountains Of Youth". Check the "shows" link and the "gallery" link for more information.
12.05.07Update on Living Vancouver CBC
Its official ! The piece on the Kitsilano Rock School featuring All The Young Dudes is set to air on CBC Television on the program Living Vancouver on December 18th at 1 pm PST ! Set you VCRs or be ready to sit down and tune in to catch the fun!! The piece will also be available to view on the CBC website.. stay tuned for a link to the show !
10.30.07Kitsilano Rock School On The Tube !
CBC Vancouver is preparing to air an expose on the Kitsilano Rock School !! Filming of the piece took place in early October and will feature "All The Young Dudes" performing an original song by instructor Dave Danylchuk called " I Need Someone" The piece will air on a program called "Vancouver Living" in the near future.
As the date is still to be determined, stay tuned to the Kitsilano Rock School website for further information and updates .