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December 29th, 2013

2013 Year in Review

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Written by: Darin Morris


Thanks to all for a great year at VMI! Some highlights:
We had over 80 bands!
We played at Hero’s, Fatcat, Doubletree, The State Theatre, Rookies, Modstock, and The Gallo Center.
Chris Broderick of Megadeth came to one of our shows!
Three big pieces in the Modesto Bee!
10 bands nominated for Modesto Area Music Awards!
Breaking Chainz and Megan Robertson played at the MAMA’s
Breaking Chainz won Best Youth Band!
Big article in The Modesto View!
Kelly Rogers joined as band coach.
We won Best Musical Group for our float, with Roberts Auto, in the Modesto Fourth of July Parade!
We tied for 1st Place in the Fourth of July Parade, and after a run-off, came in 2nd.
We got a really nice 5 page article in Stanislaus Magazine.
We won, with Roberts Auto, Best small Corporation Float in The Modesto Festival of Lights Parade!
We won the entire Modesto Festival of Lights Parade!
What did I forget?

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About the Author

Darin Morris
Musicians Institute grad. B.A. in classical guitar performance from CSUS. Working musician/guitar teacher since 80's. Started VMIRocks with Rob Berhorst in 2009. Christian.


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