Rock and Community Service and Roll
Rock the District is a local concert at El Pedregal where students in grades 6-12 can show their talent, specifically singing/music. The concert is presented by the Cave Creek Unified Education Foundation (CCUEF) and will take place on November 5th from 5-8 p.m. All money raised from the concert is given to the schools to support the music and art departments.
While this is the third year the concert has happened, it is the first year the International Bachelorette students at Cactus Shadows have helped. The students have paired up with parent/board member volunteers from CCUEF. The students have split up into three committees to cover different parts of the concert. The three committees are internal and external publicity, show performance, and business sponsorship marketing. Internal publicity has to do with promoting Rock the District inside of the school.
“I picked internal because I am a student and believe we should save programs we’re passionate about. It’s kind of a personal thing,” Veronica Ribeiro, a junior, said.
Many performers at Rock the District are students, most of which are from the Cave Creek Unified School District but it has also received audition requests from students outside of the district. Anyone was welcome to audition but students from CCUSD were first in line to receive a spot. “We’re going to showcase musical bands, groups and vocal soloist from both Sonoran Trails and Cactus Shadows to showcase the musical talent in our district,” Kristin Nelson, a parent volunteer, said.
Rock the District raises most of its money through ticket sales and donations, and the proceeds will directly benefit our schools. The tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students. The people attending will have the choice to buy food and beverages after they enter, and there will be a big raffle area with great prizes like CSHS parking passes, tickets to prom, sporting events, spa certificates, local restaurants and more. Tickets are sold online at www.RockTheDistrict.net, and IB students will be selling tickets at the school.
Rock the District is bound to be fun and students are encouraged to come and support their peers. “You get to see all your snazzy friends,” Melissa Nelson, a junior and founder of Rock the District, said. Many IB students are excited to see the outcome of their hard work. “Rock The District is rockin’,” Dani Zalewski, a junior, said.