Knights of the Rock Table is the only high school after-school program in the area, and one of the few in the country, that offers students a chance to perform the music they may not be able to in some of their other music classes. This program was created as an effort to bridge the music that students listen to at home with the music that can be performed in school.
In the program, students show up, create bands, choose songs and perform them. Through this experience, the students gain 21st-century skills such as collaboration and self-assessment, as well as gain the confidence to perform in front of hundreds of people.
This is the 8th year of the program and it has been featured in School Band and Orchestra Magazine as a way to include the 80% of high school students not typically involved in the school music program.
Since KORTs inception in 2010, enrollment in the high school music program has increased from 90 students to approximately 150, even while overall student enrollment has seen a slight decline.
Knights of the Rock Table concert will be on Thursday, January 25 at 6 p.m. at Windsor Central High School located on 1191 NY Route 11 in Windsor.
Presale tickets are $3 and available at lunch or students can stop down to the music suite and $4 at the door.