Band Talk

January 1st, 2016


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Written by: Darin Morris

Thanks to all for a great year at the Valley music Institute.
Big thanks to Roberts auto sales for all they do and Benz engineering and the Benz family for helping us have such an awesome facility.
Additional thanks to our other sponsors, Carlson scale, central valley HHO, Abrams college, Gianelli law firm, dr. David Bybee and the Bybee family, and Penny White in memory of Wendell White.
Thanks to everyone who participated in our music program, all the parents that let me work with her talented good looking children, and everyone who attended our shows.
Last year we did over 120 bands, played 12 big concerts including the Gallo Center , Modstock, the fat cat, the rock ‘n’ roll warehouse, the McHenry golf center, And the riverbank wine and cheese festival.
We won best corporate float in the Fourth of July parade.
We won best corporate float in the celebration of lights parade.
Our very own Blair Morris was on the cover of the Modesto view.
Our very own Collin Smith was featured in the Modesto view.
The mod stock music festival won a mama award for best small event.
Our very own cardboard party won a mama award for best youth band.
The VMI band The detours performed at the mama awards.
The VMI band broken feedback performed on good Day Sacramento in the studio.
The VMI band bad reputation performed on good Day Sacramento at the Mancini bowl.
It was a great year and we are looking forward to 2016 🙂
ROCK ON!!!imageimage





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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