26 November 2010

Guidelines for blog reports by Rock School students

Learn to market your school, your band and your image!
The Mitrovica Rock School is gaining an international reputation. Help make us famous, and promote your own band while you’re at it!

“The Loudest School Ever!”

You think people can’t hear us? Well, you’re wrong. Since we started counting less than a year ago, the Rock School blog has had over 10,000 hits!

The Rock School would like you, our students, to write blog reports on concerts and anything else of interest to the Rock School. If approved, your article will be published on this blog.

Your article:
- Should come with at least one good photo (videos uploaded to YouTube can also be used)
- Should have a title and a topic
- Should promote the Rock School’s activities (in some cases, an article may also be about your own band or your personal music activities, but only when it’s BIG news. In that case, you should link it to the Rock School.)
- Should be in English
- Should be checked for spelling
- Should be submitted to and approved by trainee project manager Nikola at hopsy.org@gmail.com.
Nikola may suggest edits to your blog before approving to for publication.
The best articles will be published on the blog. The Rock School will pay you a small fee for every article that we publish.

Examples of blog reports:
- announcements of concerts (at least two days before the concert)
- reports on concerts (no later than three days after the concert)
- announcements of participation in festivals, big concerts, etc. (and reports)
- students’ participation in TV and other competitions
- the Rock School’s participation in TV-shows
- sponsorships (instruments donated, sponsorships of events)
- reports on Rock Academy training weeks
- reports on Summer Schools
- general reports about the Rock School
- and any other creative ideas you can come up with!

Mitrovica has always been a center for the rock music in the region. We want to make sure the world knows!

Who views our blog?
Click to see who's been checking us out over the past few days.

11 November 2010

Meet our new Coordinator: Ajten!

My name is Ajten Sylejmani Sahatciu and I’m very happy to let you know that I will be working at Mitrovica Rock School as a Coordinator for South Branch, starting today!

Having achieved many goals in my career working for different organizations in Mitrovica and Prishtinë/a, I am ready to challenge myself on exploring fresh opportunities and enrich my knowledge about Rock School activities and its development. I’m to committed to see changes in this region therefore I chose to join this project.

As a citizen of Mitrovica and mother of two amazing boys, it is my wish to create places where our new generations can express their talents. I hope that my engagement and involvement at the Mitrovica Rock School will be useful in achieving project goals and fulfill its tasks.

1) Education opens our eye.
2) Education brings freedom to communities.
3) Education helps us understand ourselves.
4) Education librates the soul.

Good luck to Mitrovica Rock School Team. Way to go!

3 November 2010

Slash supports the Mitrovica Rock School!

Famous rock guitarist Slash (ex-Guns N' Roses, Slash's Snakepit, Velvet Revolver) supports the Mitrovica Rock School! As a token of his support, he sent us this autographed Guitar Hero Slash.

The box reads:
For The "Rock School" Kosovo
Rock & Roll Brings People Together
All the best,

Slash's support is also mentioned on his Official Fan Site.

Slash learned about us through Rock School supporter and "rock aficionado" Andrea C., who visited the Rock School last year and met with some of the Rock School's students and teachers.