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Posted: Monday, March 4, 2013 12:07 pm

The Marana Unified School District secondary music program and Mark Wood, recording artist, performer, producer, inventor, Emmy‐winning composer and music education advocate are pleased to present and perform an exciting and electrifying event on March 7 and March 8 at Mountain View High School auditorium, 3901 W. Linda Vista Blvd Tucson, AZ 85742.

Master Class

On Thursday, March 7, Mark Wood will present a "Master Class", 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Mountain View High School. Everyone, any age, who plays a string instrument, is invited to participate! Come spend the evening with Mark and try out some Wood instruments. During this event, Mark Wood will also hold a competition for "Best Rocker”. The winner will get to "rock" with Mark Wood and the MUSD orchestras during the concert on March 8. Tickets are $10 per person. More information and to register: http://www.astaaz.com/chapters.php

Turbow Tour 2013 concert

On Friday, March 8 at 7:00 p.m. at Mountain View High School, MUSD orchestras, Mark Wood, his son, Elijah Wood (drummer) and Bridgid Bibbens present Turbow Tour 2013 concert! Tickets for the concert are $10 per person and can be purchased at www.astaaz.com/chapters.php. $15.00 at the door.

All proceeds help cover costs of program & benefit MUSD students for lessons and or summer camp.

“Students have been studying and practicing very hard in anticipation of this event,” states Terry Alexander Mountain View High School Orchestra Director. “Mountain View High School is honored to host this performance again this year and thanks all of our parent volunteers and staff who are donating their time and expertise to the success of this event over the past years. Last years’ experience was so amazing, unlike anything we have ever experienced before in the school orchestra “world” and we are extremely pleased and excited to provide this opportunity to our MUSD orchestra students again this year.”

About Mark Wood and Electrify Your Strings!

Recording artist, performer, producer, inventor, Emmy-winning composer and music education advocate Mark Wood has spent the past four decades electrifying the orchestra industry - literally. Dubbed “The Les Paul of The Violin World” by PBS, the Juilliard-trained violinist (he attended on full scholarship) is the inventor of the Viper electric violin. Wood rose to fame as string master and founding member of the internationally acclaimed Trans Siberian Orchestra. A successful solo artist and published author, Wood’s absolute passion is music education. A successful solo artist in his own right, Wood writes and records original music for film and television, has released six solo albums, and tours with his band The Mark Wood Experience which features his wife, vocalist Laura Kaye, and their drummer son Elijah. In an industry where originality is a highly prized commodity, Mark Wood is truly an original. No player has done more to expand the vocabulary of the electric violin, and his innovation and technique make him a must-see! www.electrifyyourstrings.com http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=-jg24xRI-EE&feature=youtu.be&desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3D-jg24xRI-EE%26feature%3Dyoutu.be

Electrify Your Strings! (EYS) is a music educational phenomenon that FIRES UP students, teachers, and local communities by injecting a high voltage dose of rock into a school's music education program. The intensive rock and roll experience for music education departments boosts student self-esteem and motivation, increases school-wide, family and community engagement, and helps raise money for participating schools.

Conceived by world-renowned musician, composer, and electric violinist Mark Wood, EYS is now celebrating its 10th anniversary of rocking schools and universities across the nation. The premise is simple -- Wood works with a school's music director to design a tailor-made one-to-two day rock orchestra makeover culminating in a live performance at the end of the experience. Profits from tickets sold to the event directly benefit the school's music programs. The musical selections are surprising - and include Wood's own compositions and arrangements of classic rock and contemporary music such as Ozzy Osbourne's "Crazy Train," Led Zeppelin's "Stairway To Heaven," and the Rolling Stones' "You Can't Always Get What You Want." For schools that want to go all out, Wood and his team (which include vocalist/wife Laura Kaye and their drummer/son Elijah) will also design an accompanying program for the school's choral department.

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