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Rock Your Summer

Sarasota’s Music Compound Strikes a Chord with 2024 ‘Rock Your Summer Reading’ Initiative

| Suncoast Post Staff |

As summer approaches, Music Compound in Sarasota is tuning up for another exciting literary journey with its annual ‘Rock Your Summer Reading’ program, set to kick off on June 1st.

Building on its commitment to year-round education, Music Compound doesn’t hit pause when school’s out; instead, it orchestrates an immersive reading experience for youths of all ages. In conjunction with its popular in-person summer camp, the Rock Your Summer Reading initiative aims to ignite a passion for books while offering a symphony of rewards and incentives.

Rock Your Summer

Partnering with local businesses, Music Compound orchestrates a crescendo of prizes, from tantalizing treats and exclusive experiences to coveted items. Participants can unlock these treasures by simply indulging in the magic of reading. For every five books devoured, a door swings open to a world of prizes, including meals, books, attractions passes, and even private music lessons at Music Compound itself.

The crescendo builds through the summer, with prizes growing in value as participants delve deeper into their literary adventures. And for those young virtuosos who reach a crescendo of 50 books or more, a grand finale awaits. The grand prize drawing promises a celebration fit for rockstars, with a party for up to 20 guests at Music Compound’s “Studio 32,” complete with bounce houses and a SRQ PhotoBooth, courtesy of Let’s Jump Rentals.

Reflecting on the program’s soaring success, Alyssa Martin, Music Compound’s general studio manager, beams with pride. “Since its inception in 2020, the response has been nothing short of astounding. Last year alone, 297 children participated, collectively devouring nearly 5,000 books. It’s truly heartwarming to witness the transformative power of this initiative,” she shares.

Rock Your Summer

Open to all area children, the program invites eager participants to embark on their reading odyssey by downloading a reader passport from With each book conquered, participants stamp their passports, signaling another step closer to the grand prize draw.

Beyond the thrill of prizes, parents revel in the knowledge that their children are immersed in a world of literature. “My children really enjoyed your reading program last summer,” shares a grateful parent. “Instead of reaching for their tablets, they were lost in books and eager to explore the library. Thank you for fostering such a love for reading!”

For those seeking to join this literary symphony, Music Compound extends an invitation to reach out for further information via email at or by phone at 941-379-9100. Additionally, a vibrant community awaits in the Rock Your Summer Reading Facebook group, brimming with inspiration to keep those pages turning.

As the stage is set for another unforgettable summer of reading, Music Compound continues its mission to inspire, collaborate, and educate, transforming dreams into melodies for musicians of all ages.

About Music Compound: Music Compound provides a vibrant environment where dreams harmonize with reality, nurturing a love for music in both children and adults. Offering a contemporary space for musical exploration, Music Compound is dedicated to empowering musicians of all ages to reach their full potential. For more information, visit Music Compound  or call 941-379-9100.

Photos from Music Compound

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