Thursday, September 22, 2016

We are deeply touched by the passing of Michelle Owens!

We are deeply touched by the passing of Michelle Owens! Michelle is our therapist in Atlanta GA that passed away yesterday from ovarian cancer. She worked for us for several years before she got sick. We will miss her...

Michelle has been involved in the pageantry arts for over 25 years. Originally from New Hartford, NY, Michelle currently lives in Woodstock, GA where she is a licensed Massage Therapist. Michelle began her performing career as a 7th grader in the New Hartford High School marching band. She went on to perform with the Crossmen Drum and Bugle Corps from 1990-1994, a perennial DCI finalist during those years. And she was member of Independent World Class finalist Field of View from 1994-1995.

Michelle has been teaching, writing, and designing since 1992. Some of her teaching experience on the scholastic side includes: New Hartford HS 1992-1996, North Penn HS 1996-1998, Ridgewood HS 1999-2001, Randolph HS 1999-2001, Morris Knolls HS 1999-2001, Hicksville HS 1999-2001, Huntington HS 1999-2001, Lassiter HS 2002-present and McEachern HS 2014. At Lassiter HS, Michelle was the Director of the color guard program from 2002-2013. She was part of the team when the band won the BOA Grand National Championship in 2002.

Michelle has also worked with some independent groups such as: Field of View winter guard from 1996-1999, Salem Blue winter guard 2002-present, Crossmen Drum and Bugle Corps 1995-2000, Magic of Orlando Drum and Bugle Corps 2001-2002, The Cadets Drum and Bugle Corps 2003-2008 and the Troopers Drum and Bugle Corps 2014. Michelle was part of the team at The Cadets when the corps won the DCI Championship in 2005. Michelle continues to share her knowledge, talents, and passion to an activity that has given so much to her and she is excited as an alumnus and former staff member to return to the Crossmen for 2016.

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

September Events

We are excited to announce our list of events for September. While summer might be over, we're happy to give you something to look forward to in the month to come!

Rhythm & Roots Festival  – Sept. 2nd-4th – Charlestown, RI

North Coast Music Festival – Sept. 2nd-4th – Chicago, IL

Peoria Blues Festival – September 2nd-3rd – Peoria, IL

Riot Fest  – September 2nd-3rd – Denver, CO

"We Are LA" Family Music Festival – September 17th – Los Angeles, CA

AmericanaFest – September 20th-25th – Nashville, TN

Pilgrimage Music and Arts Festival – September 24th-25th – Franklin, TN

Friday, August 5, 2016

August Events

The Hands That Rock is happy to announce the following events that we will be participating in!

The Billboard Hot 100 Music Festival – August 20th-21st – Long Island, NY

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Welcome Ken Burke, Out Newest Board Member

We would like to give a warm welcome to Ken Burke, a strongly committed member of the Rhode Island community. As a University of Rhode Island Alum, Ken has made it his mission to serve the state and its people through various nonprofits and state programs. Ken won the Providence Engineering Society's 2015 Humanitarian of the Year Award for his dedication to the community. When not working, Ken enjoys hiking with his two dogs, mountain biking, and fishing and quahoging along Rhode Island's salt ponds and coastline. It is with great enthusiasm that we welcome him aboard our team, we greatly look forward to what is to come.

Friday, July 1, 2016

July Events

Happy July! We would like to cordially invite you to the following events and hope to see you there, you won't want to miss out!

80/35 Festival – July 8th-9th – Des Moines, IA

Forecastle Festival – July 15th-17th – Louisville, KY

NACE (National Association for Catering and Events) Conference – July 17th-20th – Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Newport Folk Festival  – July 22nd-24th – Newport, RI

Newport Jazz Festival – July 29th-31st – Newport, RI

Sunday, June 5, 2016

June Events

Kick off summer the right way by joining our team at some of the month's best events happening across the country! Keep reading to see where you can find us.

Campout for the Cause – June 3rd-5th – Rancho Del Rio, CO

Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival – June 9th-12th – Manchester, TN

Spring Awakening Festival – June 10th-12th – Chicago, IL

AEP Conference  – June 12th-14th – Las Vegas, NV

Firefly Music Festival – June 16th-19th – Dover, DE

Great Chowder Cook-Off – June 18th – Newport, RI

*This is a national tour with shows throughout the month

*This is a national tour with shows throughout the month

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Introducing Dax Cochran

The Hands That Rock team would like to give a warm welcome to Dax Cochran, our new overseer of business operations. Dax has extensive experience in business management, from handling day to day development strategies to direct sales efforts to increase safety standards throughout events and entertainment industries. We are lucky to have him on our team!