Audition Info

Auditions for the 2022-2023 House Band will take place on

Thursday May 12th from 6:30-8:00pm!


OPEN SPOTS:
Vocals
Bass
Rhythm Guitar
Keyboards

Audition Details:

1. Choose 2 songs below (If you are auditioning for keyboards, please choose the 2 songs with keyboards).

"The Pretender" - Foo Fighters
"Highway Tune" - Greta Van Fleet
"Jane" - Jefferson Starship (keyboards)
"Jump" - Van Halen (keyboards)

2. Play both songs (either with the current house band or to a track--we are still deciding on the audition format)

3. Prepare a 1-minute solo of your choice. The solo should show off your skills and can be played by yourself or with a backing track.

4. Candidates will be judged on song accuracy, timing, musicianship, and stage presence.

Audition Requirements:

1. Must be in Rock Band for at least one full semester

2. Must consider themselves at an advanced level

3. Must be able to learn songs on their own

4. Stage presence is a huge plus!

House Band FAQ:

 

What does it cost to be in House Band?

House Band is $54 per week and rehearsals are 90 minutes each.

Can I be in Rock Band and House Band?

You can, but we highly discourage it. House Band will keep you busy!

Is there a contract or commitment?

Yes. House Band members will sign a contract stating that they will not leave the band during the season without penalty. The season starts in May 2022 and ends in July 2023.

When does House Band officially begin?

The first meeting for all band members and parents will be on Tuesday May 31st from 5:00-6:00pm. There is no charge for this meeting. Band members will also meet again the following week on Tuesday June 7 from 4:30-6:00pm.

How is House Band different than Rock Band?

Rock Band is a 60 minute lesson which includes instruction from the teachers. House Band is a 90 minute band rehearsal where students are expected to learn the material on their own before rehearsals begin. Rock Band students perform twice per semester at the Rock Band concerts while House Band students play live shows all year round.

Are there any other requirements I need to know about?

First-year members are required to take a private lesson to help them get acclimated to being in the House Band. RnRHS will reserve private lesson slots for the House Band members.

ROCK 'N ROLL HIGH SCHOOL
HOUSE BAND

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THE INSOMNIACS

2021-2022 House Band

CURRENT LINEUP

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TY

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TAYLOR

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LINDSEY

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ALEX

MARYSSA

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What does our House Band do?

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We learn what it's like to be in a real, working band.

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We don't give excuses.

We win competitions!

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We engage the crowds...

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...Most importantly, we represent RnRHS!

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We also play events!
Book us here.

About Us

The Rock 'N Roll High School House Band program was formed in May 2016 and consists of the top musicians in our school.
It is our goal to teach these young professionals what it's like to be in a real working band--everything from wrapping cables to being consistent and reliable performers. We value work ethic, ambition, band dynamics, and really using your ear to sound solid as a group. 
They are managed by Jill Pullen, a graduate of Hollywood’s top music school, the Musician’s Institute.   

 

This year's House Band, also known as The Insomniacs, is a 5-piece rock cover band. They play everything from classic rock favorites to 80's & 90's alternative rock.

 

If you're interested in booking the House Band, please contact the band manager using the contact form below!

UPCOMING GIGS

 

Earth Day Festival

Durham Central Park

Sunday April 24, 2022

12:00-1:00pm

Fainting Goat in Fuquay-Varina

Thursday, May 5

7:00-7:30pm

Apex Peak City Pig Fest

Saturday, July 23 2022

Time TBA

Song List:

Highway Tune - Greta Van Fleet

The Pretender - Foo Fighters

Just A Girl - No Doubt

Break On Through - The Doors

Jane - Jefferson Starship

Black Velvet - Allanah Myles

Celebrity Skin - Hole

Misery Business - Paramore

Beggin' - Maneskin

One After 909 - The Beatles

Call Me - Blondie

Because The Night - Patti Smith

Feed My Frankenstein - Alice Cooper

Venues we've played

Peak City Pig Fest (Apex, NC)

The Sound Factory (Cary, NC)

Buddy Walk for Autism (Holly Springs, NC)

Hope for Alex Fundraiser (Holly Springs, NC)

Bass Lake Draft House (Holly Springs, NC)

West Regional Library (Cary, NC)

Eva Perry Library (Apex, NC)

The Pour House (Raleigh, NC)

SWA Fall Festival (Holly Springs, NC)

Apex Christmas Parade (Apex, NC)

Earth Day Festival (Durham, NC)

Freedom Balloon Fest (Fuquay-Varina, NC)

Brueprint Brewery (Apex, NC)

Fainting Goat (Fuquay-Varina, NC)

Tin Roof on Glenwood (Raleigh, NC)

BOOKING

Have the RnRHS House Band play your next event!
Please contact House Band Manager Jill
by filling out the form below.

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Previous House Bands

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*Music Kids 2021 Competition Winners*
2020-2021 House Band

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2019-2020 House Band

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2018-2019 House Band

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2019-2020 House Band

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Lindsey Godwin
wins!

In addition to competing with her band, Poison Arrow lead vocalist Lindsey Godwin also competed as a senior advanced soloist and took home 1st place. She also won the overall for highest scoring solo vocalist. This is Lindsey's third year competing in the Music Kids Competition. Her renditions of "My All" by Mariah Carey and "Girl On Fire" by Alicia Keys were her winning songs. Lindsey will resume her position as the lead vocalist for the RnRHS House Band next season. In addition, Lindsey is working on writing an original album which is due for release in 2022. Watch out for this rising star!