5th Annual School Rocks!
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On Thursday, October 20, 2011, the 5th Annual School Rocks! event rocked out Chicago’s historic House of Blues, for a memorable evening benefitting the students of San Miguel Schools Chicago.
Program Book for the 2011 5th Annual School Rocks! Available Now
The 2011 5th Annual School Rocks program books features highlights from the evennings event and honors our supports and donors who've contributed to the evenings success. Thank you for supporting San Miguel Schools.
Check out the School Rocks! Survey Results!
We'd like to share the feedback from our survey that we sent out after School Rocks October 20th event at the House of Blues. Download the 2011 School of Rock Survey results.pdf
5th ANNUAL School Rocks! CONCERT ON OCTOBER 20 to Benefit San Miguel Schools Chicago
Over $1 million raised for student scholarships and support since the first benefit concert
CHICAGO – San Miguel Schools Chicago sanmiguelchicago.org announced it will host its 5th annual School Rocks! benefit concert on Thursday, October 20, 2011 at Chicago's House of Blues. The concert will feature the legendary Cheap Trick and British rock band Badfinger. DJ sets from DJ A.T. will kick off the evening. All School Rocks!proceedsprovide scholarship and community support to San Miguel students. The event begins with a VIP Reception at 6:00 pm. Tickets and info available at sanmiguelrocks.org.
San Miguel Schools provide innovative and accessible education for inner-city children. 2011 marks the 5th year for the School Rocks! event, which has raised over $1 million in scholarships and community support for San Miguel students.
School Rocks! celebrity co-chairs include: Celia Chavez, president of Telemundo Chicago; Pete McMurray, Morning Radio Host, WLUP 97.9 The Loop; Marv Nyren, Regional Vice President, Emmis Digital; and Larry Wert, President of NBC 5/WMAQ-TV. During the School Rocks! benefit, San Miguel will present its Leadership in Education Award to Mrs. Lina Abraham for her decade long support and commitment to San Miguel Schools. With her late husband Gene, Mrs. Abraham established the Gene and Lina Abraham Family Foundation to provide scholarship support for San Miguel middle students and graduates attending high school.
Major sponsors of School Rocks! include: Tiffany & Co., which provided $13,000 in raffle prizes, Triumph Education Group and Jack and Debbie Larson, Tom and Anne Kelly, Vintage Charm and the Allodi Family, William and Jean Divane, United Fulfillment, Orangeflux, Roger Follis and Charlie Hartley, Guy and Sharon Wiebking, Kevin and Nancy Allodi, Chicago Mercantile Exchange Foundation, Lou and Rosa Ebling, Rob and Kim Figliulo, Group Fox, Resurrection Health Care, Wm. Krug, Inc., JMG Financial Group, Straight North, 97.9 The Loop, and NBC Chicago.
About San Miguel Schools Chicago
San Miguel Schools Chicago (www.sanmiguelchicago.org), with campuses in Chicago's Back of the Yards and Austin neighborhoods, provide an innovative and accessible educational experience for the children of inner-city families, so that they can complete high school with the skills, support and self-awareness to make the next productive choice in life. Based on Lasallian principles, San Miguel engages faculty, family and the community to meet the individualized needs of the student through middle school programs that include an extended school day, year-round academic calendar, and a low student to teacher ratio, as well as graduate support high school youth development programs and family strengthening programs.
On Thursday, October 20, 2011, the 5th Annual School Rocks! fundraiser will rock out once again at the historic House of Blues, for a memorable evening with rock 'n' roll legends Cheap Trick, benefitting the students of San Miguel Schools Chicago. Learn More
RAFFLE - Tiffany & Co. Raffle tickets available in advance at www.sanmiguelrocks.org.
LIVE AUCTION - Features one-of-a-kind experiences, sporting events. vacation homes, and more!
VIP PARTY - VIP Pre-Party at Crimson Lounge with artist meet and greet, and more!
LIVE CONCERT - Rock out to Cheap Trick playing their greatest hits including "Surrender," "The Flame," and "I Want You to Want Me."
The program for this evening's events will include:
6:00 to 7:30 - Pre-Party at Crimson Lounge with some if not all of the same
6:30 - School Rocks! event doors open at the House of Blues
7:00 - Guest DJ goes on stage
7:45 - Opening act takes the stage
8:30 - Welcome message and introduction
8:45 - Cheap Trick performance
10:00 - Raffle winners are announced; Auction closes
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