Cecy Trevino has seen a lot of growth at her all-girl music school in Corpus Christi, but an article in a prominent publication might take her to new heights.
“It was awesome,” Trevino said about the exposure. “It was a great experience to get the girls to be out there and show what the program is about.”
While rocking out is at the core of the program, so is letting girls up to the age of 17 be themselves in hopes of improving their self esteem.
“It’s mainly a safe environment for them to come and be who they are without having to be judged,” Trevino said. “Just trying to keep kids out of trouble as well.”
The program is apparently working, if you talk to the girls involved in it.
“It made me stronger,” 13-year-old drummer Amris Slazar said. “Like whenever you’re feeling sad or anything, music just helps you get through it.”
“Whenever I was like seven I joined Chicas Rock,” 11-year-old bassist, guitarist, and drummer Jillian Immenhauser said. “I didn’t have a lot of friends, but then I went here and got a lot of friends.”
As far as the Texas Monthly article possibly drumming up interest in Chicas Rock, Trevino says that would rock.
“The more it can grow the better,” she said.
Chicas Rock’s Christmas Showcase is coming up this weekend. It’s at the House of Rock in downtown Corpus Christi from 3:00 – 6:00 p.m. Admission is free with the donation of a new, unwrapped toy.