School of Rock has announced the opening of its newest location in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The new school will be located at 2505 Burton Street SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546, and the opening celebration will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. EST.
Several staff members will play live music, and Everyday Chef & Wife will provide the food on the day. There will also be face painting, balloon twisting, a petting zoo, door prizes and instrument giveaways.
The Grand Rapids school is owned by Gwen Vryhof Bultema, who was exposed to School of Rock through her nine-year-old nephew, a student at School of Rock Hinsdale in Chicagoland. The school will be managed by Joshua Dreyer, a musician with experience performing with the Grand Rapids Symphony, Opera Grand Rapids, the Grand Rapids Civic Theatre, Ensemble Montage and many other bands, jazz, and chamber groups.
“Our doors opened in mid-May and already we are seeing the positive impact this school has had on our students and within our community,” said Vryhof Bultema. “This event will allow us to further introduce ourselves to Grand Rapids and to give our neighbors a sneak peek at how life-changing music can be for people of all ages and backgrounds.”
“Gwen and Joshua are passionate about their community and providing opportunities for students to further their music education,” said Rob Price, CEO of School of Rock.
“We are delighted to have them lead this franchise, and we look forward to the impact they will have on their students.”
School of Rock recently opened in Milford, Connecticut, and is planning to send some of its students to perform at the Rock in Rio festival, read more here.