News and Updates
September 17, 2017 – APPLEJAMS Back2School & GRAND OPENING CELEBRATION!
Outdoor Festival. >>>> Sunday September 17, 10am to 2pm
The Little Rockers Band will perform at 10:30a and 1:00p.
Featuring games, prizes, snacks, face painting, tattoos, music demos and more! Come check out our awesome new play space and music school and meet some of the other great businesses in our plaza.
FREE and open to the public.
AppleJams – music & arts play center
166 Patterson Ave. Shrewsbury, NJ 07702.
September 1, 2017 – NEW INFANT CLASSES FOR FALL 2017!
We are rolling out two new classes for our littlest rockers. Tot Rock INFANTS
Tot Rock INFANTS is the precursor to our popular Tot Rock mixed age classes. It is a more subdued class for moms to get out of the house and meet other new moms. The 45 minute class will include tummy time, back time and sit up time and will begin to introduce babies to music and movement in a safe and comfortable environment. Light massage and warm up of their limbs, beginning to grip and hold small instruments, using props to development eye movement and tracking as well as some dancing and movement with mommy. Newborn to 9 months only.
August 15, 2016 – AppleJams update
Construction is under way and we are about one month from opening our doors. We expect to be in the space by the end of September to move in, paint and set up the gear to begin rocking out in early October. So excited!
May 1, 2016 – Indiegogo update – Little Rockers Music Match
This week’s featured perk: Our very own game for kids Little Rockers Music Match. Its a rockin’ spin on the classic game of memory. 36 picture cards with the Little Rockers band, their instruments and music notes are laid out face down. Kids take turns picking cards and trying to find matches in order to help the band get to their concert. View the campaign and purchase the featured perk here:
April, 2016 – AppleJams – music & arts play center update
Only a few more days to go for our fundraising campaign on Indiegogo.com. Check out our campaign page with perks for discounts on classes and parties.
April, 2016 – AppleJams – music & arts playcenter
April 1, 2016 marks our 7th year in business for Little Rockers. For years, we’ve been dreaming of taking the next step and opening our own music school and play center for our families. Finally, it is becoming a reality. We picked a new name for the school because we will be expanding our classes and program offerings for older kids as well, so to encompass all that, we decided on AppleJams. We are on track to open in July/August this year.
October, 2015 – New Little Rockers Locations
We are now offering classes in Scotch Plains and Toms River, NJ
September 03, 2014 – Show to benefit Childhood Cancer
The Little Rockers Band will be performing a special 3 piece acoustic fundraising show
to help achieve Natalie Grace’s birthday wish. Natalie Grace is an amazing Little Rocker in our classes who has been battling Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. While undergoing her own battle, she started a website to raise money for other kids suffering from similar conditions. Your ticket will help us achieve Natalie Grace’s birthday wish of raising $150,000 by her 5th birthday, on September 28.
View her story here: Natalie’s Journey
Read her story: WillYouSendUsADollar?
Visit her Facebook Page: Infinite Love For Natalie Grace
Saturday, September 13th
United Methodist Church
247 Broad Street Red Bank, NJ
Show Time: 11:00am
Tickets: $20 per ticket – Children and adults both need tickets with 100% of proceeds going to Natalie’s choice charity: Arms Wide Open Childhood Cancer Foundation
(children under 1 year are free)
PURCHASE ADVANCE TICKETS HERE
We hope you’ll join us for a rockin, fun morning while helping to push towards Natalie Grace’s Birthday goal and wear something GOLD to show your support!
September 02 2014 – #WellsFargoWorks Finalists! – Little Rockers LLC has been selected as one of 25 finalists out of hundreds of submissions. We could be one of five Grand Prize winners of $25,000 to help us grow our business. Rock On!
July 18 2014 – #WellsFargoWorks contest – We submitted a video entry to this contest in June describing our business and how we’d like to grow it. 25 finalists win $1000 and Five of the finalists will win $25,000 to help grow their business. When we win, we will open the very first Little Rockers Playhouse and Music School. They also provide a business mentor to help us with the growth plans. Check out our entry here: #WellsFargoWorks – Keep your fingers crossed for us and we’ll see you at our new store in 2015. Thanks!
May 2014 – Old Freehold Day coming up!
April 15, 2014 – Presenting KiDzHub-Little Rockers Radio! The Apples are now managing and hosting a 24 hour internet radio station for kids. KLR.FM is one of 3 flagship stations in the KidzHub Media Network. Click the amplifier on our home page to hear the live broadcast at any time of day.
April 12, 2014 – Chris & Jessie host Hilltown Family Variety Show Podcast – The Apples have been invited to represent The Little Rockers Band on a fun new episode of this popular Western Massachusetts radio show. Their show is titled “Using your Imagination” and will feature a playlist of songs from The LR Band as well as other Kindie and classic rock artists. Hear the podcast here: HilltownFamilies.org
April 2014 – Reviews for Count Me In! album release are positive!
September 2013 – PARENTS’ CHOICE AWARD
Our 2012 CD, Playing In The Band, has won a Parent’s Choice Award as a recommended album for kids and families. Read the review here: Playing In The Band
July 2013 – TimeOut NY KIDS
Best Party Entertainers for Music!
We’re featured in the summer issue of TONY-KIDS Best kid’s birthday entertainers! Check out the article and video here:
TONY KIDS – Best Birthday Parties
Monday April 15, 2013 – KINDIEFEST 2013!
The band will be out of town the weekend of April 26-28 attending Kindiefest. This annual convention is celebrating 5 years of connecting artists, agents and others from the world of kid’s music, education and entertainment. The 3 day convention features panel discussions with leaders in the industry and well as music showcases and networking events where folks from all over the country can meet and greet others in their field. The convention wraps on Sunday with an all day music festival featuring some of the best rock bands for kids. Also check out SPROCKSTER.COM for other great family entertainment.
Thursday April 4, 2013 – KiDz HuB Media Network Partnership
Little Rockers has been invited to create a 24 hour internet radio station featuring our favorite kid’s music.
Orlando Dillon founded KiDz HuB Media Network, a non-profit organization that mentors kids and teaches them about all aspects of broadcasting, just 4 years ago. In that time he has built an organization of young people around the world who are committed to covering current events from a youth perspective. We are honored to be included in this great mission to educate and mentor young people. We will be participating in a live monthly broadcast from the Microsoft Store in Freehold Mall as part of KidZ HuB, helping out behind the scenes as well as performing with The Little Rockers Band.
Friday January 25, 2012 – SPROCKSTER ARTIST AMBASSADORS
The Little Rockers Band has been chosen from hundreds of children’s artists to be one of 15 national Kids Music Ambassadors for the very awesome SPROCKSTER.COM. Sprockster is a social network for family entertainment. They provide a resource for quality family music and a way for artists, families and fans to communicate and create a vibrant artistic community. Read a Yahoo story about the announcement here: Yahoo-Sprockster
Saturday December 29, 2012 – LITTLE ROCKERS AUDITIONS FOR AGT!
One day, Jessie had a crazy idea. “Today is Monday December 10th. We can shuffle our schedules this Thursday and Friday and drive to Georgia to try and get on AGT!” Chris said “Thats crazy, but, what the heck! What do we have to lose?” So they packed up the car, left Thursday morning at 7am and drove 12 hours to Savannah, Georgia. Woke up bright and early on Friday, warmed up their voices and made their way to the Savannah Mall to audition for the 2013 season of America’s Got Talent. Whew! “We stood in line for about an hour with maybe 150-200 other people, then we got called on to turn in our paperwork. We waited another hour and were directed to a small empty storefront in the mall with about 20 other singers. When our name was called, we stepped up to the big black X on the floor and did our 90 second song. We chose Walkin On Sunshine and slowed it down to a cool Reggae feel. Chris added harmonies and then we kicked it up at the end to finish with dramatic excitement. I think we did great. We got approached a few times to get our pictures taken, once by THE SOUTH magazine and another by AGT” says Jessie. It was a great plan. In a smaller city like Savannah, the competition was considerably smaller than in NYC, LA or Chicago. They drove a combined 24 hours for a 90 second audition. Crazy? Maybe, but it just might work…
Wish us luck, everyone. We hope to represent the Jersey Shore this summer 2013!
NOVEMBER 04 – BACK TO ROCKIN!
Normal class schedule resumes Monday November 05.
- Red Bank, Manalapan and Marlboro locations have full power restored with heat and light.
- Colts Neck still has no power and a decision about Wednesday class will happen on Tuesday 11/06
- Tribeca class is cancelled for the rest of the Fall session
- Ocean, Howell, Montclair and Princeton classes are expected to resume as normal
We still have no power at Little Rockers offices in Atlantic Highlands, which means no phone or computers, so email is a bit spotty. We will be doing our best to field calls and emails while we are out teaching classes this week. Thanks!
MAKE UPS for Monday and Tuesday class will take place on Monday and Tuesday November 19, 20, the week of Thanksgiving. Make Ups for Wednesday through Saturday classes will take place after Thanksgiving Nov. 28-Dec 02.
Monday and Tuesday HOLIDAY class will run as advertised. Wednesday through Saturday HOLIDAY class will be a 3 week session to accommodate these make ups. please call or email with any questions. thanks
October 31, 2012 – Hurricane Sandy
All classes cancelled Monday 11/29, Tuesday 11/30, Wednesday 11/31. We will make a decision about Thursday and Friday as info about the class locations and school closings become available. Monday and Tuesday classes rescheduled for 11/19 and 11/20. Wednesday and later classes will make up the week of 11/26-12/02. Holiday classes will begin as normal.
August 27, 2012 – Little Rockers voted best music class!
The results are in: With 86% of the votes, Little Rockers was the unanimous favorite as Best Music Class/Music School in Monmouth County in the Summer 2012 Patch.com Readers Choice Poll. See the post here
Thanks to everyone who voted for us and posted the nicest comments, we do it for you!
Also, we were a top ten pick by Hulafrog.com being among the best classes for kids this Fall!
*HULAFROG TOP TEN COOL FALL CLASSES
Get ready for Fall fun and take a look at some of the fun & quirky classes happening around the area for Tots to Tweens.
Read the article here
Tuesday August 14, 2012 – News12 New Jersey to feature The Apples!
A list of upcoming shows with pics of the band will air at 2:55pm, 3:55pm and 4:55pm. News 12 NJ is on Cablevision Channel 12, Comcast Channel 62, also LIVE on-line at news12.com.
Wednesday August 8, 2012 – Show and Class for military families
Chris & Jessie did a Little Rockers music class and show for kids at the Child Development Center on EARLE Naval base this week in Colts Neck, NJ. Kids of families that live on the base ages 9 months to 5 years attend day-camp and school here year round. The kids all sang and danced and had a great time rocking out with Chris & Jessie. It was the first in a series of classes they plan to bring to this and other NJ bases and lower income schools throughout the year.
July 18, 2012 – School Library Journal CD Review
The national resource for schools and libraries to keep up with the latest releases in books, music and other educational materials for kids. Read the review
June 22, 2012 – Patch.com Readers Choice Poll
Families can nominate their favorite music school, classes and lessons in Patch’s Reader’s Choice poll. Please consider taking 2 minutes to click over and choose Little Rockers as your favorite music class! Simply leave a comment in the lower comments section such as “Little Rockers music classes” or other personal comment. Nominations are open until July 9th. We’d love to be considered one of the area’s best music programs for kids, so thanks!
PATCH.COM READERS CHOICE POLL
May 29, 2012 – Meadow Creek Classes
By popular demand, we’ve added Wednesday classes in Meadow Creek. 9:30, 10:30, and 11:30am. Classes on all days are already filling up and closing for Summer, so don’t wait! Register Now!
May 28, 2012 – Memorial Day Classes!
A Monday Holiday is great opportunity to bring Dad or the older siblings to see what we do in music class. We like this chance for the whole family to rock out together. Morning classes are in session!
AFTERNOON ROCK N’ ME DROP OFF CLASS CANCELLED! We will schedule a make up for this class before the end of the session. Enjoy the day!
May 25, 2012 – Meadow Creek is hereby confirmed!
We just got word that we will be allowed to run classes at The Meadow Creek Club House. Registration is now open in our STORE. These classes are open to Meadow Creek Residents and their guests, per the Board and Rec Committee. Non residents, please contact us for more info. 732-872-4354
May 15, 2012 – Summer Registration Update
We just got word that we will have an answer on Meadow Creek classes by Friday, May 25. If it’s yes, we will open registration for those classes at that time. If you’re on the mailing list, we will send out a blast informing everyone of this exciting development. Days and times will most likely be the same ones offered now in Marlboro. M, Tu, Th – 9:30, 10:30, 11:30am
Families in Red Bank, Ocean, Colts Neck and Marlboro
can register for classes now.
**Cool New Class Offering – We will be offering an awesome new combination class:
Thursdays in Marlboro & Fridays in Red Bank both at 10:30 am.
1/2 price Tot Rock class for moms & babies downstairs with paid Rock N’ Me class upstairs for the older siblings 3 – 5 year olds.
May 8, 2012 – Classes Update
Spring classes end the week of June 11.
Our summer session begins the week of June 25th and runs until August 20th.
Join our mailing list to receive up to the minute class and registration info.
We had a blast at Kindiefest last weekend! Heard some amazing kids music artists and got to meet up with some of the best family entertainers from all over the country. We met Dan Zanes and Steve from Blue’s Clues, a real thrill! Plus, we hung with Recess Monkey, Alphabet Rockers, KBC Kids, Lori Henriques, Mista Cookie Jar, Diggity Dudes & Uncle Devin. Search any of these artists to hear some great new kids music. The Kindie community is growing and we were inspired to see so many cool people doing what we do everyday. So cool…
April 26, 2012 – This weekend is KINDIEFEST! April 27-29 Brooklyn, NY
Kindiefest is the nation’s only family music industry conference. The Little Rockers Band will be in attendance to mingle with some of the coolest Kindie artists and big shots in the biz. Panel discussions will focus on different aspects of the music business: concerts, TV shows, marketing and how to reach a wider audience of rockin’ families with your music. Last year we met Laurie Berkner and saw some incredible bands play. This year, we’re super psyched to see Dan Zanes perform and listen to a talk by Yo Gabba Gabba! co-creator, Scott Schultz. CH-Check it out! KINDIEFEST.COM
_______________________________May 29, 2012 – Meadow Creek Classes