2017 High School Rock Off

High School Rock Off

Congratulations to the 2017 winning bands:

1st: The Waves - Archbishop Hoban & Woodridge High School
2nd: Montage - Cleveland School of the Arts
3rd: Time Out - Hilliard Darby

Poster winner: Hannah Lower - Olentangy Orange
T-shirt winner: Charlotte Merat - Euclid High School
CD cover winner: Jena Salupo - Euclid High School

Participating Acts:

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Finalists from Round 1 (1/30/17):

Funeral Proposals - Copley, Ellet & Mogadore
No Good Solutions - Lake Catholic, Orange & Riverside
The Frats - Avon Lake

Finalists from Round 2 (2/4/17):

The Waves- Archbishop Hoban & Woodridge
Montage- Cleveland School of the Arts
Lonely Pirate Committee- Lake Catholic, Shaker Heights & University School

Finalists from Round 3 (2/11/17):

Last Minute - Marion Steele High School
Man Cried Wolf - Brecksville-Broadview Heights High School
First to Eleven - Fairview, Wattsburg (PA)

Finalists from Round 4 (2/18/17):

Assault - Highland, Normandy & North Ridgeville
Bucyrus HS Xband - Bucyrus
Time Out- Hilliard Darby

High School Rock Off CD

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The High School Rock Off 2017 CD

All tracks recorded live by Jim Stewart at The Tommy Lipuma Recording Arts and Technology School, except where indicated.

  1. Assault - The Ending is Here
  2. First to Eleven - Six at Best*
  3. Funeral Proposals - No Words for You
  4. Grant Wilson - Don't Cry Momma
  5. Last Minute - Albatross
  6. Man Cried Wolf - Ruins
  7. Montage - Free
  8. No Good Solutions - Insomnia
  9. The Frats - Get Away
  10. The Lonely Pirate Commitee - Poppycock
  11. The Waves - Summer Daze
  12. Time Out - Tough Crowd*
  13.  Bucyrus High School X Band - Come on Eileen

The 2017 Free Download is dedicated to the spirit of Grant Wilson.

Grant Wilson was a Rocker in the truest sense of the word. He lived for – and loved – his music. He loved the old masters and music on the fringe – he loved vinyl and Pandora. He loved busking on a sunny Chagrin Falls afternoon and he had a blast as a member of Just4kicks in last year’s Tri-C High School Rock Off. More than anything, Grant loved people – whether tragically flawed or fabulous or both. In "Don’t Cry Momma (I’m Coming Back)", Grant hauntingly foreshadowed what no one could have imagined, that his life would be taken by a drunk driver that very same year. There’s no filling the hole that his passing has left – but his family and all that knew and loved him have his music – and with that – his spirit lives on.

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View photos from past Rock Off shows HERE.

Prizing & Rules

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For more information, please contact Frank Imhoff at Live Nation at (216) 912-4927 or [email protected]


All of the prize money is compliments of the local School of Rock franchise. The winning band will receive $1,000 cash and $250 for their respective high school music program. The winning band will also receive a $1,000 gift card compliments of Guitar Center. Each of the bands or solo performers that move on to The Final Exam will receive a $25 gift card compliments of Guitar Center. Second place will receive $250 cash and $100 for their respective high school music program and Third place will receive $100 cash.

The winning band will win an appearance at 2017 Live Nation Vans Warped Tour at Blossom Music Center in July! As part of the Grand Prize, GRABBIT is offering a 1-year endorsement for the winning band, including GRABBIT gear, Swag, e-marketing and advertising via social media and website promotions, and event booking.

JUST ADDED… The winning band will be invited to attend the March 19 Bon Jovi concert at Quicken Loans Arena. The tickets to the concert are compliments of Bon Jovi themselves!  Rock Off bands can submit their videos for a chance to be selected to be the opening act fot eh March 19th concert here in Cleveland. Visit http://www.bonjovi.com/2017-opening-act-contest/ for details!

Official Rules

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Official Rules for the 2017 High School Rock Off