The Fillmore is accustomed to promoting the likes of Mary J. Blige and John Legend, but tonight it hosted a 4-and-a-half hour concert by groups of relative unknowns. They ranged in age from as young as 6 to high school age. They were student musicians at Silver Spring's School of Rock.
The training ground for local artists encouraged students to sell tickets to family and friends to guarantee them a live stage performance.
Music Director Forrest Hainline IV says his school is all about promoting the love of music and encouraging his young people that they have the confidence to do it.
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