Local Businesses Partner to Support Students

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., March 11, 2014 – On March 30, Guitar Center general manager, Aaron Arraut, is opening his doors to ‘There Goes the Neighborhood’, a teenage cover band under the direction of James Hughes from Triumph Music Academy, to take over the local music store and stage a concert. The band will play rock and pop hits spanning from the 1980’s to today. The event is free and open to the public.

This is a first-time event for Arraut and Guitar Center, who have been a long-time partner and supporter of Triumph Music Academy and its musicians.

“Guitar Center wants to be a bigger part of the community we serve,” said Arraut. “By engaging with Triumph, we can bring music to more people, showcase the store and all that we offer including our knowledgeable and dedicated staff who live and breathe music.”

The store will close to customers at its normal time of 6:00 p.m. and the band will play at 7:30 p.m. Attendees will have a chance to win a Fender Acoustic Guitar through a raffle drawing being held during the show.

“I am super excited that Aaron and Guitar Center have opened up to our kids in the form of the coolest venue they could possibly play at.” exclaimed James Hughes, co-Founder of Triumph Music Academy. “I started the year-round band program at Triumph hoping to give aspiring musicians opportunities like this, and I am so glad that we have the support of such an awesome store.”

WHAT: There Goes the Neighborhood concert

WHERE: Guitar Center, 2891 Radcliff Ave SE, Kentwood, MI

WHEN: Sunday, Mar. 30, 7:30 p.m.

COST: Free and open to friends, family, fans of the band and media

About Triumph Music Academy
Triumph Music Academy was founded in 2011 by James Hughes, Jeremy Verwys, Matthew Gruppen and Kyle Thompson. Built on the talents of musicians who have made music a career, every instructor has a college education and they are professional performers, composers, songwriters and recording artists. Many perform in local bands, musicals and lend their talents to various forms of media. Focusing on all kinds of music, Triumph prides itself on bridging the gap between taking lessons and becoming a professional performer. Located on the corner of Wealthy and Diamond in GR’s first LEED certified business structure, the Academy offers lessons ranging from ukulele and guitar to piano and vocal, and everything in between. For more information, visit triumphmusicacademy.com or call 616-454-2934.