ROCK IT CHOIR HISTORY
Rock It Choir started in August 2017 with the idea to help people have fun, make new friends and bust the myth that singing cannot be learned, because it certainly can! And create a way to also make money for Austin music non-profits.
Founder, Julie Blake wanted to help people transform their whole life by combining her 13 years experience as a Mind Mastery Coach with teaching voice lessons. Because overcoming the fear of singing (especially in front of people) develops a deep inner confidence and courage that ROCKS all areas of your life!
August 2018, Julie Blake appears on FOX7 Good Day Austin to announce Rock It Choir.
November 3, 2018
Rock It Choir "Flash Mob" ROCKS Austin City Hall!
We made our Austin debut rockin' out to "Sing That Funky Music Austin" a parody to "Play That Funky Music" by Wild Cherry.
We were backed by the Beyond the Grade house band. As we were just starting out, we raised zero dollars for them. However, we believe in their mission of providing free after school music lessons for at-risk students, and they believed in us. Thank you Beyond the Grade Founder, Mark Turk!
Robert Brady, owner of Texas Pro Sound provided stellar sound! However, we were not able to get usable video due to enthusastic winds and traffic! Lessons learned. We did have lots of FUN!
Holiday Cheer Flash Mobs throughout The Domain
Spring 2019, the most ambitious idea yet...
The Queen Tribute Sing-Along Concert!
March 16, 2019
To promote the Queen Tribute Sing-Along Concert, the choir performed Queen songs during and Austin Spurs half-time show with Councilman Jimmy Flannigan taking the lead as "Freddy!"
It was a blast having several thousands fans singing along with us!
May 8, 2019
Rock It Choir Queen Tribute Sing-Along Concert
G.W. Carver Museum
HUGE THANKS to...
Robert Brady, Ower of Texas Pro Sound for providing amazing sound for this event (NO small feat!) and to our band, Scottish Thunder, to Councilman Jimmy Flannigan's office for helping pay for the venue, to Quiesean Wilson for being our "Freddy" while directing the audience and hitting the insanely high notes! And to all of the choir members who rehearsed for 4 months!
Thanks to everyone who came and sang their hearts out in the audience! It was magical evening! And... We rasied $995 for Beyond the Grade that provides free after school music lessons for at-risk students in Austin!
In June 2019 the Heaven's opened up, and thanks to Jacquie Fuller,
a partnership with KUTX98.9 and the Cactus Cafe was forged...
and Choir at the Cactus was created!
Making it possible to give 50% of ticket sales to Austin music non-profits!
Welcome to Choir at the Cactus, a shiney new choir model inspired by the Pub Choir in Australia... just add beer!
A group of strangers gather at the Cactus Cafe, grab a beer and learn a song in 3-part harmony and peform it, and we film it!
The audience IS the choir. There's NO rehearsals! NO auditions! NO singing experience necessary.
And, the talented Heath Allyn comes board as the Rock It Choir Musical Director...