High School Rock Off 2019 at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Announces Winners of 23rd Annual Tri-C High School Rock Off Powered by PNC

Peter McPoland & The Haps named winners of the 23rd Annual Tri-C High School Rock Off

CLEVELAND, Feb. 19, 2019 – After three performance rounds comprised of 36 incredibly talented bands that included 147 musicians, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and Live Nation announced Peter McPoland & The Haps as the winners of the 23rd Annual Tri-C High School Rock Off. The final round of the competition was held Feb. 16.

In addition to securing the title of “Best Band in The Land,” the band received $1,000 in cash and $250 for their high school music program, as well as an opportunity to perform at a format-appropriate Live Nation or House of Blues Cleveland concert as an opening act and at the Rock Hall’s annual Summer in the City concert series on the PNC Plaza Stage. Peter McPoland & The Haps hail from Spring, Texas and consist of Peter McPoland, Joe Curtin, and Landon Laney.

PNC Bank is providing three scholarships worth up to $2,000 to study in Tri-C’s Creative Arts Program. The scholarships were open to high school seniors participating in this year’s Rock Off.

“We were thrilled to host these talented young rockers in the place that honors the best in history,” said Greg Harris, chief executive officer of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. “We can’t wait to have them back as part of our live summer music on the plaza.”

Competition in the High School Rock Off was steep this year as artists represented 64 schools in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Texas and Washington, D.C.


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