Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Bands will compete for a $500 prize.
Local high school bands will showcase their musical talents on stage at the annual Rock Fest on Saturday. The annual event gives bands a chance to perform on stage and give kids a safe place to hang out without the temptations of alcohol or drugs. The Wayne Alliance for the Prevention of Substance Abuse sponsors the event. Hundreds of teenagers attended last year. Bands will compete for $500. Rock Fest will be held at the Wayne YMCA; doors open at 7 p.m. — Have a question or news tip? Contact editor Daniel Hubbard at Daniel.Hubbard@patch.com or find us on Facebook and Twitter. For news straight to your inbox, sign up for our daily newsletter.
Thursday, February 7, 2013
Hakuna Matata Fundraising is organizing Rock for Soliders, a special concert to raise money fro the Wounded Warrior Homefront Organizationn, the Wayne Hills Class of 2013.
Local rock bands will perform on stage during a special Rock for Soliders concert this month. The President's Day concert at the Wayne YMCA will raise money for the Wounded Warrior Homefront, a non-profit, and the Wayne Hills senior class. More than a dozen bands will perform at the concert, including Scarlet Rush and Radio Silence. Hakuna Matata Fundraising, a non-profit founded by David Boronow, a senior at Wayne Hills, is organizating the eight-hour long event. Boronow said he hopes to raise more than $1,000. Tickets cost $12. For more information visit a Facebook page created for the event. To purchase tickets, click here. — Have a question or news tip? Contact editor Daniel Hubbard at Daniel.Hubbard@patch.com or find us on Facebook …
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Claire Traynor and her band Radio/Silence are in a national battle of the bands contest.
When it comes to music, Claire Traynor isn’t a typical teenager. The 15-year-old Wayne Hills sophomore is the guitarist, singer, and front woman of Radio/Silence, a local rock band. And, unlike a lot of her friends and classmates, she still buys compact discs and cassette tapes. “I don’t know what it is. There’s just something about having something physical in your hand to hold,” Traynor said. “There’s artwork too. Its about more than just the music.” Traynor’s band is one of the more than 100 bands in the Best Teen Rock Band in America contest. The National Association of Music Merchants sponsors the annual contest. The band will go to Walt Disney World in California and perform in the national finals if it finishes in the top six in the…