Backed by dozens of her peers playing guitar

Backed by dozens of her peers playing guitar

Rockstock highlights talent of young musicians

If Saturday night is any indication, the future of Prince Rupert's sizable music community is in good hands.

If Saturday night is any indication, the future of Prince Rupert’s sizable music community is in good hands.

Students from Ian Lihou’s Ring System Music Studio, ranging in age from 9 to 19, took to the stage of the Lester Centre for Rockstock 2015 and put on a show that offered something for all among the hundreds of people in the audience.

Faith Long set the stage for a night of music that included 31 performances from more than three dozen singers. The performances varied from solos with the backing of the other students to duos and groups as large as eight musicians.

Musically, one would be hard-pressed to put the show into any one genre. From the modern pop sounds of Shake It Off by Taylor Swift to the ’70s-era Diamonds and Rust by Joan Baez to the Bon Jovi’s anthem Living On A Prayer to Nirvana’s About a Girl, the students left no musical stone unturned as they displayed their variety of musical interests and influences.

As well as providing a full evening of entertainment, the night was a fundraiser for the Lester Centre of the Arts.