Vic Sawi - Upper Bucks Alliance for Creative Expression
Vic Sawi - Upper Bucks Alliance for Creative Expression board member along with students Sam, Lindsey, Casey and Wade were on BuxMont Live this week promoting their upcoming Concert at Pennridge HS November 12th. To find out the full details of this event read the full article or visit WNPV and listen to the shows archives.
UBACE Musicians Play Progressive Rock at November 12th Concert
Continuing its mission to foster, inspire, and celebrate growth opportunities for youth, Upper Bucks arts organization hosts its 14th signature concert for the public at Pennridge H.S.
Quakertown, PA – In the late 1960s, leading rock musicians tired of simple pop song structures. To elevate rock music to new artistic levels, bands such as Genesis, Pink Floyd, and Electric Light Orchestra pushed the boundaries of technology and composition and created a new genre: progressive rock.
On November 12th, student musicians from the Upper Bucks Alliance for Creative Expression (UBACE) will perform an evening of "prog rock" songs at the organization's 14th signature concert, "Classic Progressive Rock." The concert begins at 7 p.m. at Pennridge High School in Perkasie, PA.
More than 30 talented middle and high school students from the Upper Bucks and Montgomery County areas will sing and play music originally performed by acts ranging from Genesis and Pink Floyd to Electric Light Orchestra and Peter Gabriel .
The musicians will be directed by Mike Stanley, a leading guitarist and owner of Royal Jam Music in Lehighton. A graduate of Quakertown Community High School, Stanley has performed with numerous national and regional rock, country, and blues artists and with his own band, Mike Stanley & Friends.
"Progressive rock explores new musical structures, and some songs tell epic stories or incorporate elements drawn from classical, jazz, and world music," says Stanley, who is serving as music director for the fourth time. "Talented student musicians from UBACE are enjoying the challenge of mastering this difficult genre and presenting it in the beautiful auditorium of Pennridge High School."
UBACE is a non-profit organization that brings together students from numerous local school districts to explore the arts. Musicians audition to participate in the group, which is supported by donations, fundraisers, and grants. "There are many opportunities in our community for students who want to pursue academics and athletics," explains John Ruby, a founder and board member of UBACE. "Our goal is to provide a safe, vibrant, nurturing environment for students who want to grow artistically."
Tickets to UBACE's "Classic Progressive Rock" concert will be available on the UBACE web site at www.ubace.org/Signature_Concerts.html or at the door on the night of the show. Tickets are $15 for adults ($17 day of show), $12 for seniors, and $10 for students.