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St. Louis School of Rock AllStars

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School of Rock (SoR) AllStars represent 1% of the SoR student body. These 165 dedicated students are selected  from a global network of schools.

Each summer the AllStars embark on a tour complete with multiple live shows throughout the country.  It is one of the most incredible ways for a serious young musician to get a taste for what a professional career in music is like.

This year the SoR AllStar team will include 6 local area musicians (all are 18 years and younger). They will be performing in the Blueberry Hill Duck Room in the St. Louis Delmar Loop on July 13th,  7:00 -10:30pm.

Buy tickets at the door or click the button below to purchace in advance.

The St. Louis AllStars thought it would be a great idea to showcase their talent by putting on a benefit. The benefit would set a goal to help the them pay their tour fees, travel expenses, and give them an opportunity to also give to one of their favorite charities, Rock School Scholarship Fund.

With your generosity, the St. Louis AllStars can pay for this life changing opportunity and give back to the community!

Meet the talent:

Austin Neukirch:
 [Key boards
Photo Credits:  Creative Crossfire

Austin began playing piano/keys at the age of seven. At nine, he continued with his piano studies and began playing the alto saxophone in the grade school band. At CBC High School, he played keys and alto saxophone for the Studio Band for two years. During his high school years he picked up the lead guitar but quickly developed a passion for the bass guitar. Austin has been a student at School of Rock– Ballwin for three years, including the House Band, and Summer Tours in Chicago and the Milwaukee SummerFest. A highlight of his keys career so far has been performing a classic Yes set with lead singer, Jon Anderson. Austin is currently the bass player for The Miles and will be attending Belmont University in the fall to pursue a degree in Music Production/Sound Engineering.

Connor Low:  [Guitar]  

 Connor Low is a 16 year old guitarist from St. Louis , Mo. He is a 3 time School of Rock AllStar and has attended the School of Rock Ballwin since it opened in 2013 . He began playing guitar in 2010 . 
   From the stages of Lollapalooza in Chicago , or the the Fabulous Fox Theater, when he’s not on a main stage , Connor performs regularly all around the St. Louis area.  Along with playing with the local and national School of Rock programs, Connor has several bands including Gypsy Lion , Brainwaves , the acoustic duo Race & Connor , and performs solo fingerstyle guitar as well as being in his 5th year in the JazzU program through Jazz St. Louis.  Connor is also a member of The Brotherhood of the Guitar , which is a select group of young guitarist from across the globe and is an ErnieBall - MusicMan endorsed artist . 
  Connor loves playing and performing with everyone that he can . He has had the honor of playing with some of the greatest musicians of our time including Jon Anderson of Yes and the legendary bass player Marcus Miller .  Connor has also performed with many of St. Louis's most well known bands including El MonStero , Trixie Delight , Steve Ewing , Dr. Zhivegas, Javier Mendoza  & The Funky Butt Brass Band . 
  Connor has an insatiable appetite to learn and excel in music . He has recorded with many artists as a featured guitarist on their albums, and recently started writing his own music, which he plans to release in the near future .   
 From Jimi Hendrix to Miles Davis , Connor Low finds inspiration and influence in a myriad of musical artists. His musical style is free and limitless, like the musician himself. Psychedelic Rock, Jazz, Blues, Reggae, R & B, Funk, Fusion, Hip Hop, Classical, and Soul are just a sampling of the wide varieties of music that empower this young artist.  
In Connor’s own words: “I want to make music that will inspire and touch future generations. I want to create music that will stand the test of time. I aspire to travel the world - performing, learning, and positively impacting people with my love of music.”
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Harrison Snyder: [Bass]
Photo Credits: Lisa Danko Dunakey 

Harrison found his first love, music, in 8th grade when he got his first guitar as a birthday present. After, taking lessons from Kevin Keohler for 3 years, Harrison joined School of Rock Ballwin in 2013. He tried out and was accepted to the 2015 School of Rock AllStar class where he toured from Autin Texas to Lollapalooza  in Chicago. Harrison's musical inspirations are Radio Head,  The Beatles, and Jaco Pastoris. He and three of his friends created a band call The Public at the age of 12
where he plays the drums. In addition,  Harrison plays bass for Phi who recently were the first band ever to perform at the National Blues Museum .

Lia Spanos: [Guitar]:
Photo Credits: Lisa Danko Dunakey

Lia Spanos is a 15 year old guitar player. Always musical, starting piano lessons at age 3 and after picking up her sister's guitar at 9, Lia found her true passion. When Lia was 11, Bill Lawton of the Killer Wails generously invited Lia to sit in with his band and she's been playing gigs from then on. Lia's been blessed with some St Louis' best teachers. Namely, Mike Tipsword, Duke Michalak and her School of Rock teacher and mentor, Jordan Heimburger. School of Rock is where Lia found her musical home. Lia has been part of the House Band at School of Rock from the opening 3 years ago and she looks forward to her next 3 years there. Lia performs frequently with her band, Phi.

Peter Kastaris: [Drums]

Peter Kastaris has been playing drums since 2006. In 2012 he joined The Lindbergh Highschool Drumline and fully realized his passion for drums and music. Joining the School of Rock Ballwin in 2013 he met other like minded musicians that pushed him to his full drumming capabilities. Peter has played with notable performers such as Steve Ewing, Javier Mendoza, and Jon Anderson of Yes. He regularly performs in his own band PHI and will continue his musical journey at Belmont University in Nashville studying Music Business.

Race Simmons: [Vocals]

Race is a 16 year old female singer/songwriter based in St. Louis, MO. Race began singing at age 2 and never stopped. She enjoys singing all genres of music with a specialized focus in Jazz and R&B. Her journey began at a local summer music program, Camp Jam, under the direction of St. Louis' own Jimmy Griffin. From there Race went onto another well known music program The School of Rock St. Louis under the direction of another St. Louis great, Jordan Heimburger, where she has been a part of The Houseband from 2014 to the present. She is currently a student at Jazz St. Louis since September 2015 under the direction of Cody Henry. The School of Rock program has given her the honor of performing at popular venues throughout her beloved city and has also given her the privilege of traveling to and performing in several different states throughout the U.S. for two consecutive summers as a representive of the School of Rock Allstars Program with one of her performances being at The Gathering of The Vibes 2015 at Seaside Park in New Jersey and this summer being at Lollapalooza in Chicago. This program has given her the incredible opportunity to connect and develop professional relationships with many well known musicians that have played all over the world and in turn has gained her the opportunity to perform with and learn from those artists. Professionally she has performed with Big George Brock, Matt The Rattlesnake Lesch, Marquise Knox, and Javier Mendoza. She has been steadily gaining respect as an up and coming singer in her city in two bands that she performs with on a regular basis; her acoustic duo with Connor Low " Race and Connor " as well as a band she joined "PHI" that consists of Lia Spanos, Harry Snyder, Eve Rigby, Myles Kellerman and Peter Kastaris. Her goal is to persue her love and passion for music  by receiving a college degree in music and enjoy a life performing. 


Jeff Snyder
Ballwin, MO

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