Straight out of Whitehorse, Graeme Peters, his brother Jody Peters and Ian March form the power trio Speed Control.
The three members all come from a jazz and classical background but have turned to their true passion, rock n' roll. They will be in town for an all-ages show at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre after five days performing at eight Chilliwack middle and secondary schools.
Graeme sings lead vocals, plays guitar and piano, Jody plays bass and March is on drums.
Speed Control's stop in Chilliwack is part of more than 27 shows over 17 days on Vancouver Island and across the Lower Mainland.
The band's visits to Chilliwack schools are part of the ArtStarts artists in the classroom. ArtStarts brings together professional artists with schools across British Columbia for education, entertainment and opportunity for both students and performers.
From elementary to high schools, Speed Control will be teaching kids the power of rock. The events at the schools aren't teaching events, per se, but will be straight-up performances giving kids some cultural experiences right in school.
They cap off their local visit with an all ages show at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre on March 1.
To find out more about Art-Starts, visit artstarts.com. To find out more about Speed Control visit speedcontrol.ca.
Chilliwack dates include:
9 a.m. - A.D. Rundle middle dchool
1 p.m. - Rosedale Traditional Community School
9 a.m. - Chilliwack middle school 1 p.m. - Chilliwack secondary school
9 a.m. - G.W. Graham middle-secondary school
1 p.m. - G.W. Graham middle-secondary school
9 a.m. - Mount Slesse middle school
1 p.m. - Vedder middle school
1 p.m. - Sardis Secondary
7: 30 to 9: 30 p.m. - Chilliwack Cultural Centre - all ages show. Tickets are $25 and available at www.chilliwackculturalcentre.ca.
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