St. Charles resident and music teacher, Andrew Bordoni knows the importance of having his students perform in front of an audience to hone their skills.
They will have that opportunity at the “Return to Live” student showcase concert from 1-4 p.m. Sunday at the Illinois Aviation Academy, 32W751 Tower Road, West Chicago. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at eventbrite.com/e/return-to-live-student-showcase-tickets-301367407027.
Tickets will be sold at the door, but only cash will be accepted. Participants are requested to bring their own lawn chairs, food and drinks.
Malik’s music — a non-profit organization that provides instrument scholarships and lessons to low-income youth and teens who can’t afford them — will hold a fundraising raffle at the event.
Last year’s event celebrated Bordoni’s 20 years of teaching music. He owns Sunrise Music Studio.
“We planned killer performances,” he said. “I have a kid who plays David Lee Roth’s song ‘Yankee Rose’ note by note. He looks like Steve Vai. I have Dylan, who’s like 12 years old and he plays “Alive” by Pearl Jam. And he takes over the whole guitar solo from that one. And he also does the guitar solos for the Black Crowes song “Hard to Handle.”
Students will be accompanied by Knievel’s Daredevil Band. Bordoni will also play with his students.
St. Charles East High School student Joey Wilbour, who is also a pupil of Bordoni, will kick off at 1 p.m. with his One Man Ginger Band.
“He just keeps getting better and better,” Bordoni said, noting that Wilbur has a busy summer schedule. ” He is everywhere. He just goes for that. He became like a local celebrity.
The group keep it eleven will perform around 3 p.m. to close the concert.