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Rock Prairie Perfoming Arts Association



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Executive Director and Advisor, Dr. Jeff Suarez being inducted into the UAA Hall Of Fame April 7th....

Posted by rppaa1 on March 18, 2013 at 3:00 PM Comments comments ()

From The (Janesville) Gazette, Saturday, March 16th, 2013, Page 3A;


Beloit artist building local legacy



Saturday, March 16, 2013



If you go


What: United Arts Alliance Hall of Fame Awards ceremony


When: Sunday, April 7. Doors o...

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Another Member of Rock Prairie passes into the Next Musical Chapter...

Posted by rppaa1 on March 12, 2013 at 11:40 PM Comments comments ()

Don Hoague, long-time Tuba/ Brass player for the U-Rock Community/ Rock Prairie Concert/ UW-Rock County Concert Band has passed away at the age of 93 on March 7th.

Don also provided his brass playing skill to the now defunct, and close to our history, Janesville Municipal Band.

Here is Don's Obituary from Sunday, March 10th, The (Janesville) Gazette;

January 13, 1920 - March 7, 2013

Donald C. Hoague, 93, of Janesville, passed away Thursday, Marc...

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JPAC Run-Out! coming to the Janesville Performing Arts Center in Janesville!

Posted by rppaa1 on February 27, 2013 at 3:05 PM Comments comments ()

From the Janesville Convention and Visitors Bureau Events section of their web site (;


JPAC Run Out!, a Concert featuring the UW-Rock County (formerly the Rock Prairie) Concert Band


March 6, 2013

7:30 PM


Janesville Performing Arts Center

408 S Main St

Janesville, WI 53545

Web: UW Rock County


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A New Year, New Names, and a New Look at RPPAA.ORG...

Posted by rppaa1 on January 18, 2013 at 11:50 PM Comments comments ()

With 2013 comes changes for some of our groups, reestablishing their ties more closely with UW-Rock County in the New Year.

What won't change is our commitment to our audiences and our players. We will remain a community-based set of groups driven to provide the best entertainment for a nominal charge.

With the change in name for some of our long time groups, comes a bold new website. Designed to garner further attention to our groups, RPPAA.ORG will contin...

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A Homecoming of sorts, and the closing of another Rock Prairie chapter in our groups history...

Posted by rppaa1 on December 30, 2012 at 12:35 AM Comments comments ()

      As some of you may know by now, some of our groups in the Rock Prairie family will be making a change come 2013 that will be like going back in time.

2013 will usher in a new, yet retro moniker as our Chamber Orchestra, Concert Band, and Big Band will fall farther under the University of Wisconsin - Rock County banner.

What this means is this;

(1) The Rock Prairie Concert Band will revert back to its old moni...

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"Side Man" at UW-Rock County to Feature jazz era music provided by the Rock Prairie Big Band

Posted by rppaa1 on October 21, 2012 at 4:40 PM Comments comments ()

University Theatre Presents "Side Man", Thursday, November 1st, Friday, November 2nd, and Saturday, November 3rd, 7:30 p.m. start time each night at Kirk Denmark Theatre, UW-Rock County Category

$3 students, $7 adults. For advance tickets, call Business Services at (608 758-6565 ext. 100

Don't miss the directorial debut for the campus for Zac Curtis, UW-Rock County's new assis...

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UW-Rock County to Present Collage Concert

Posted by rppaa1 on September 29, 2012 at 12:20 AM Comments comments ()

From the UW-Rock County Events Press Release Page (


JANESVILLE- The UW-Rock County music department will present its second annual collage concert on Wednesday, October 10, at 7:30 p.m. in the Kirk Denmark Theatre on the campus of UW-Rock County at 2909 Kellogg Ave.

This concert will involve nearly all of the department's music groups ranging from the Rock Prairie Concert Band, the Roc...

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Long-Time Rock Prairie Member Passes Away...

Posted by rppaa1 on September 22, 2012 at 10:35 PM Comments comments ()

It is with great sadness that one of the longtime RPPAA members passed September 5th, 2012. Bob Johnson, longtime trombonist with the Rock Prairie Concert Band, Big Band, Chamber Orchestra, and Jazz Combo, among many other groups throughout the Southern Wisconsin, Northern Illinois, and others in the region, passed away in his hometown of Beloit on Wednesday, September 5th, at the age of 82.

Here is the obituary from the Beloit Daily News;

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