Students from Vancouver's Nimbus School of Recording Arts will team up with Terry Fox secondary next week to documentRock the Fox 2011 at the Port Coquitlam school.
It will be the first joint project between the student engineers and the Rock School students, said Fox music teacher Steve Sainas.
"They're bringing out their 24-track mobile system and they've even offered to sync the music to our video. We're really excited this is happening."
About 60 high school students are taking part in this semester'sRock the Fox: 13 bands are performing for the May 18 show while 10 acts are lined up for the following night at Terry Fox Theatre (1260 Riverwood Gate, Port Coquitlam).
The event runs from 7 to 10 p.m., with no intermission. "There's no time," Sainas said with laugh. "We have a hard time squeezing it all in."
Among the live music featured include songs from The Foo Fighters, Rush and Rage Against the Machine. About a quarter of the Rock School students will be new to the stage, Sainas said, pointing in particular to a Grade 9 band called Purple Flurp, which will perform four numbers by the Black Keys. "They're a great young band. They've surprised me. They've been really quiet all semester and have quality work."
Sainas' daughter, Elsa, will also play four of her original compositions and will perform a set in a Heart tribute band called Vital Organ.
Tickets at $5 forRock the Fox 2011 on May 18 and 19 are available from Rock School students or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Proceeds support the Rock School and recording arts programs at Fox.