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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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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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State Theatre March 10

 38 bands play at the State Theatre March 10! Then the following week all the bands will play either Friday night or Sunday afternoon and evening at the VMI building. We are on tour!   We start a new session the week of Marc...
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Dec.16 VMI Holiday Show

Our biggest holiday show ever! Please arrive at least a half an hour early, we are looking forward to an 8 hour music party! Stay as long as you can, as long as you like 🙂 tickets are five dollars in advance and eight dollar...
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Downtown Youth Music Festival October 26 and 28th

Please arrive at least 30 minutes early 🙂 one week off following the final concert and then the holiday session begins where I am requesting that all of the bands play at least one example of brutally rocking holiday music ...
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Riverbank wine and cheese festival October 14

Here is the lineup for the next stop as the bands of VMI tour Northern California! October 7 we were in Lathrop at Dell’Osso family farms, October 14 we take over the city of Riverbank and October 26 and October 28 we take ov...
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Dell’Osso Showcase Oct 7

On October 7 we will bring almost all of our bands to Dell’Osso Family Farm!  This is special because this location has been a favorite for our family and many others for years 🙂 all the musicians will get in for free and...
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