MONTREAL, MAY 25, 2012 – The rock ‘n roll emanating from Bancroft Elementary School (4563 St. Urbain) in the Plateau every lunch is not an accident. Throughout May and until the end of June, students are spending their lunch hour (Noon to 1 p.m.) recording “Bancroft Rock Factory,” an original compilation CD which will be launched on June 18 at 2 p.m.
Courtesy of a donation of 30 guitars from Sun Youth, Bancroft Shas implemented a new Music through Rock learning program. Throughout the year, all the senior students have learned to play guitar and as a culmination project, every student composed an original song featuring both lyrics and music.
The original songs range from Blues to Country as well as from Pop to Opera is being recorded with a full rock band including keyboards, guitar, drums and backup singers composed of teachers and students.