27 June 2019
Since its beginning in 2009, RockCan has drawn bands together for the enjoyment of the local community. RockCan is a platform for young people with and without disability to showcase their musical talents.
Many of our clients share a passion for music and the Interchange Australia music program offers people the opportunity to join a band, learn to sing, play an instrument and learn how to set up equipment. Participants rehearse weekly under the guidance of our skilled and experienced support staff who have years of experience teaching music and playing in local bands. Participants in the music program showcase the skills they have developed throughout the year at live events including RockCan.
The Hidden Wonders, a band consisting of Interchange Australia clients and support staff have headlined RockCan since its inception. The bands performance improves each year and this is attributable to the new skills that each participant learns as a result of the music program. Over the past three years, The Hidden Wonders have been invited to perform at concerts in Campbelltown, Nowra and Mittagong which is testament to the positive outcomes that the music program delivers and the increasing popularity of RockCan.
Another indication of the increasing popularity of the Interchange Australia music program and the RockCan event is the establishment of two new bands. Strawberry Jam, a new three-piece girl band, and Under the Radar, a band comprised of clients from our Narellan Campus will take to the stage for the very first time at RockCan 2019. These new bands will bring a new element to the RockCan experience and will perform a variety of new songs from different genres.
Our aim is that with the support of RockCan, clients with an interest in music, production and performance, may pursue their passion and potentially establish a career in this field.
RockCan 2019 will be held at the Mittagong RSL Club on Saturday 21st September. Doors open at 3pm. Please check the RockCan Australia facebook page for more information about RockCan 2019 including ticketing and line-up announcements.