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ANAHEIM, CA - (March 14, 2014) - Anaheim’s employee-led, five member Rock and Roll Band Public Rocks has been selected by the Cleveland Rock and Roll Hall of Fame to participate in their Battle of the Corporate Bands competition later this month, and the band is inviting the community to a free pre-competition concert on Tuesday, March 18 from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. on the front steps at Anaheim City Hall.

The event will include food and beverages, silent auctions, and more, and will serve as a fundraiser for the competition’s entrance fee.

Public Rocks band members Johnny Chan, Ryan Crabtree, Bill Moorhead, Bob Palaeologus and Mark Vukojevic formed the band four years ago to perform at an employee event. Word spread and additional requests came in. Just recently they played at the annual State of the City luncheon.

Entrance in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame competition is a selective process. Corporate bands must submit a proposal and a demo tape. The top bands are asked to perform in one of three regions nationwide. Public Rocks will compete regionally on Saturday, March 22 at The Mint in Hollywood against corporate bands from Mattel, Level 3 Communications, and First National Bank of Omaha.  Winners of the regional competitions will then travel to Cleveland for the national competition. The Battle of the Corporate Bands competition is co-sponsored by Fortune Magazine.

To learn more about the band, please visit the Public Rocks video on the City’s YouTube page:  www.YouTube.com/CityofAnaheim

You can also follow and like Public Rocks at their Facebook page: www.Facebook.com/PublicRocksBand

Johnny Chan –Public Works, Assistant Engineer. Johnny conducts master plan studies, design and construction of the City’s sewers and storm drains. He is a lead singer for Public Rocks and plays the acoustic guitar.

Ryan Crabtree –Public Works, Fleet Maintenance. Ryan is a Master Vehicle Technician and is also Fire apparatus certified and ASE Master certified. He is a lead singer for Public Rocks and plays the electric guitar.

Bill Moorhead –Public Utilities, Water Division. Bill manages and designs construction of water projects, including the Water Sustainability Campus. He plays bass guitar for Public Rocks.

Bob Palaeologus –Public Works, Construction Contracts Specialist. Bob develops, administers and monitors Public Works capital improvement contracts to ensure compliance. He is the Public Rocks drummer.

Mark Vukojevic – Public Works, City Engineer.  Mark oversees Anaheim’s Capital Improvement Program and the implementation of hundreds of infrastructure projects. He plays rhythm electric guitar for Public Rocks.

For more information on the City of Anaheim, please visit www.anaheim.net.

Media Contact: Ruth Ruiz 714.765.5060more city news


ABOUT ANAHEIM –The City of Anaheim, founded in 1857, is one of the nation's premier municipalities and is one of California's most populous and most visited cities. Anaheim covers 50 square miles with more than 351,000 residents and more than 2,900 City employees. The municipal corporation's annual budget is $1.7 billion. Anaheim supports a thriving business community with companies such as: Carl Karcher Enterprises, Inc.; L-3 Communications; Pacific Sunwear; and Disneyland Resort. Successful sports franchises call Anaheim home, including: Angels Baseball; Anaheim Ducks; the U.S. Men's National Volleyball Team, and the 2012 Olympic Games Silver Medal winning U.S. Women's National Volleyball Team. Anaheim also boasts world-class meeting and entertainment venues with: The Anaheim Convention Center, LEED-certified and the largest on the west coast; Honda Center; City National Grove of Anaheim; Anaheim GardenWalk; Angel Stadium of Anaheim; and ARTIC (Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center). In addition, Anaheim embraces its vibrant cultural arts community, including the world-renowned Anaheim Ballet. Annually, Anaheim welcomes more than 20 million visitors to the City, truly making it where the world comes to live, work and play. For more information, please visit www.anaheim.net.


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