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The Northeast
Family Center
Academy of Rock

6220 Logan Avenue
Lincoln, NE 68507
(402) 471-3700 



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Upcoming Shows!

4/17 – Duffy’s  6:00pm-8:00pm – Histrionic, 9-5ers, Spotless Minds, Runnin’ on Fumes

4/21 – Sheridan Elementary School  6:00pm-7:00pm – Rock Apocalypse, Scrooge, The Rock in Us

4/26 – Child Advocacy Center  5:15pm – Demon Cupcakes

5/6 – Night Owl Pub  6:00pm-8:00pm – Toxic Nachos, Typical Chaos, Nothing Left to Give, Requiem for a Nightmare, Major Minors, Big Red Rejects



The Presidents


Iron Spiders


Rock Apocalypse


Monday & Wednesday Brownell


Demon Cupcakes


Toxic Nachos


Error 404


The Rock in Us


Nothing Left to Give


Runnin' on Fumes






Sunday Juniors


Major Minors


Requiem for a Nightmare


Spotless Minds


The Bandpires


Mechanical Summer


Silver Shadows


Big Red Rejects




We will be having a bake sale at the finale concert on 12/20/2015 to raise money for Academy of Rock.  All families and friends are invited to bake some sort of cookie or desert and divide into plates of roughly 6 items to be sold at Vega during the show.  


Three prizes are going to be raffled off as well during the Finale show at Vega!  Raffle tickets can be purchased for $1 each from Arron, Renee, or Tonya either before or during the finale show.  The prizes are as follows;

James Arthur Vineyards Gift Certificate which includes wine tasting for two with a cheese & wine lover's picnic basket (picnic basket includes your choice of cheese, sausage & loaf of French bread)

Goodyear Fitness Center- a complimentary 3 month individual membership & a Goodyear fitness center t-shirt

Woods Tennis Center-a 1/2 hour lesson

Art of Rock Festival
The Northeast Family Center invites local artists, students and groups to participate in the 2014 Art of Rock Festival on September 20th, 2014. Artists of all ages and skill level are invited to apply. The festival is free of charge to the community and will be held at Union Plaza in Lincoln between O and Q streets. A juried art competition is the highlight of the festival with room for 60+ artists and groups to participate. In addition to the live sidewalk art, the festival will feature live entertainment and children’s and activities. Proceeds from the Festival benefit the NFC’s programs, including the Academy of Rock, which provides classes for area teens.

For more info and to register, click here.

What Does AOR Mean to YOU?!?!



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Hearing Protection:
There will be a one time $5 payment on your first bill of the session for hearing protection.  Students are welcome to bring their own hearing protection if they prefer, but the AOR will now provide this for all students at each class.  REMINDER: For their safety, all students are required to wear hearing protection at each class.

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Fender Music Foundation Grant!!!!
AOR was chosen as a recipient of the Fender Music Foundation's guitar grant!!  Check these out!!!

Big thanks to Adam Woockman!!
Thanks to Adam, AOR has a new guitar and amp!  We are always appreciative or awesome supporters!  Thanks!!!

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Big thanks to Kevin McCall!!

Thanks to Kevin, AOR now has some new drum heads to put a dent in!  AOR truly appreciates all of our supporters, like Kevin.  Thanks!

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Drew Keriakedes memorial donation!!!
AOR would like to give a heartfelt thanks to the Keriakedes family for their donation to AOR in memoriam of Drew Keriakedes.  Described as a unique guy, Drew was a musician and entertainer.  Thanks Keriakedes family for continuing Drew's involvement in music!

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Big donation from the D'Addario Music Foundation to AOR!!!
The D'Addario Music Foundation is donating $750 in equipment to AOR!  In case you don't know, D'Addario is most known to bands for their great strings.  But Evans drum heads, Pro Mark sticks, and Planet Waves guitar accessories are also part of D'Addario.  Words can't express how much this means to AOR.  Next time you're in the store buying gear, don't forget who supports AOR!!

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Big thanks to the Foreign Exchange Student Club @ Lincoln East!!!
Lincoln East's Foregin Exchange Student Club made a $240 donation to AOR!  All of AOR appreciate their donation and support!!

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Big thanks to Nancy Mocroft, Dave Paulson, and Charles Mitchell!!!
AOR has had quite a bit of donations come in thanks to these people.  These donations range from the much need to just plain cool!  AOR is very fortunate to have the support of so many great people in the community.  

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Big thanks to the Ameritas Volunteer group!!!!!
AOR would like to give an extra special thanks to Angela Fann and the Ameritas Volunteer group.  On November 17th & 18th, the group painted two AOR rooms, purchased new decor, purchased stands/picks/sticks, and made a donation to help out on tuition for low income students.  Thanks again for everything!!!!
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Big thanks to Michael Atkins! 
Lincoln resident Michael Atkins recently donated a large amount of equipment to AOR.  This included some awesome vintage amps as well as other goodies!  AOR is very thankful to Michael for the equipment and supporting AOR.

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AOR receives Hot Topic Foundation Grant!

Northeast Family Center and the Academy of Rock program would like to give a big thanks to the Hot Topic Foundation for a grant of $25,000!  Because of the support of the Foundation, AOR will be able to provide more in-depth services to Lincoln's youth and reach a wider audience.  With the grant, AOR will be providing a recording studio at NFC, video equipment, and graphic arts software and supplies.  Click here to learn more about the Foundation.

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The Academy of Rock. 
It’s all about bringing kids together who want to learn how to rock. That’s really the core of what we do. A lot of people ask, “Is it like the movie? The one with Jack Black?” The answer is: sort of. 

There’s a huge need in Lincoln, Nebraska, and the surrounding areas to reach youth and teens and we feel the best way is to meet them half way with one of the things they like best. Rock. All over the place, kids are sitting at home trying to figure out how to play guitar, driving teachers mad with homemade pencil beats on their desks or walking around with iPods while air guitaring monster solos. They get together to play Rock Band and Guitar Hero. We are the real thing. We teach them how to REALLY do it.
 With the help of awesome local professional musicians who are in bands or have been in bands, we get kids of all experience levels together and teach them how to play the music they love so much. Then we get them up on stage and let them go. We end up with an experience that changes lives. AOR builds self esteem and confidence, triggers creativity, and taps into a part of each kid that is just screaming to get out.

Who We Are.
The Northeast Family Center is a 501(c)3 non-profit agency in Lincoln, NE.  We are a United Way agency offering a variety of programs and services in the areas of early childhood, youth development and family support.  To learn more about all of our programs visit our full website at!

Our Academy of Rock is a contemporary rock music program for students ages 1--adult!  We offer beginning, next level, original bands, blues, individual lessons, and special projects to students of all ages, ability levels, and interests. What we do best is match kids up with each other, form bands, and teach them how to ROCK!

The Academy of Rock Mission.

Through positive mentorship and instruction from professional musicians and artists, the Northeast Family Center’s Academy of Rock program will provide the opportunity for youth of all ages to explore their musical and artistic interests, engage these youth in a creative atmosphere, and empower them to become strong leaders and outstanding team members within a group and their community, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender or income.