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Events

VMI Day at The Fair July 21

Posted  July 14th, 2019  by  Darin Morris

    The valley music institute/VMI Rocks band program  first ever Day at The Fair! Please arrive at the fairgrounds at least 45 minutes to an hour before your scheduled time  to allow for parking, locating the stage, tuning, and getting ready to rock!   If you arrive before 1230 you are going to want […]

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Local Music

Summer Session 2019

Posted  May 25th, 2019  by  Darin Morris

We start our summer session the week of June 17. The eight week session will include a performance at the Stanislaus county fair July 21, optional performances at the downtown youth music festival Either July 26 or July 28, and our final concert at the ninth annual Modstock music festival August 11. This is our […]

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Events

May 19 Gallo Center for the Arts

Posted  May 12th, 2019  by  Darin Morris

A free concert at the Gallo center sponsored by Roberts auto sales and put on by Valley music institute/VMI Rocks. 37 student bands ranging from cute and talented to serious musical heavyweights! Stay as long as you can to support the other bands as you would have them support you and yours. Be sure to […]

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Band Talk

Modspot Music Festival May 3 and 5

Posted  April 28th, 2019  by  Darin Morris

Come early and stay as long as you can! Support your fellow musicians We are warming up for the Modstock Music Festival  with the Modspot Music Festival!  two days of music at 1220 J St., the Valley Music Institute building.  Tickets are five dollars in advance and seven dollars at the door.  Next concert is […]

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Miscellaneous

The Ninth Annual Modstock Aug. 11

Posted  April 9th, 2019  by  Darin Morris

  The ninth annual Modstock music festival will be August 11, 2019! We take it to a new level this year as we are adding a second stage. The point of Modstock as always been to combine the VMI student bands  with the best bands from the community at large. This has increasingly become a […]

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VMI Rocks the Gallo Center March 19

    28 bands at the Gallo Center, March 19th. This is a free concert sponsored by Roberts auto sales. You deserve a new car don’t you think? Come at least a half an hour early, I need one parent from each band t...
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High Voltage to Play MODSTOCK

We are glad to have High Voltage at Modstock! The High Voltage Band has been rocking the Northern California Central Valley for 3 years, playing over 200 shows, from small clubs & venues to large outdoor concerts of 2000 p...
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Oct. 13 at The Doubletree was Awesome!

21 Bands rocked The Doubletree last Sunday!  Thanks to all the musicians, families, attendees and crew members!
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Guitar Center Winners to be announced at Gallo

We thank Guitar Center for supporting student rock music. We will announce the winners of The Most Popular Band Contest at Gallo May 29 at 6pm. They are providing $50 per member for the band who wins, $25 per member for 2nd pla...
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VOTING CONTINUES THROUGH MARCH 17

13 bands rocked O’Malley’s on Feb.26. Vote for your favorite! Voting begins Saturday March 3 and continues through March 17. First Place Band gets $50 each at Guitar Center. Second Place gets $25. Third Place get...
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VINTAGE FENDER MUSTANGS

These guitars are from ’74, ’71, ’66, and ’66. Two are Candy Apple Red with racing stripes(called “competition colors), one is “dakota red” and the other “daphne blue”. Thes...
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