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Let's rock!


Every year, 50 students from Cambridgeshire take part in what must be one of the loudest week-long summer schools ever! Sam Stewart went along to the first day to find out what it's all about...

Let's rock!
Sam Stewart

RockTech: Day 1 @ APU, Cambridge - Monday 9th August 2004

And if you wanna be the teacher's pet,
Well baby you just better forget,
Rock got no reason,
Rock got no rhyme,
You better get me to school on time!

"It's RockTech's 10th Anniversary and I went to the first rehearsal to see how everyone was getting on. The turn-out seemed really impressive with 50 students there with all their gear. I casually strolled around asking the students what they played and then sat with the instructors while orders were given out.

"To fill you in on what's happening, the Rock School students have been split into groups of bands where they have at least a drummer, guitarist, keyboard and vocalist. From the 9th – 13th August they will be practising at Anglia Polytechnic University making songs, naming their band and making sure that everything is perfect for the evening event happening at Cambridge Corn Exchange on Sunday 15th August.

"The standard of the RockTech Rock School is extremely high so I am really looking forward to this event. On the 13th I am going to the last rehearsal to see how they have developed and maybe interview one or two bands on what they have done in the past week.

"Tickets are still up for sale for the 15th so go to the Corn Exchange website because I sense that this will truly be an entertaining night."

RockTech runs the annual rock school, which is held in Cambridge during the first or second week of August every year. RockTech also run regular workshops every Saturday at The Warehouse audio and TV studios in Fulbourn, just outside Cambridge. RockTech operates as a not-for-profit organisation.

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