Steven & Maureen Van Zandt

photo by Mark Weiss

“Having devoted my life to educating kids about rock music, I was thrilled when Maureen introduced me to Rockit; who do a fantastic job with both passion and expertise and who we are honored to support.”
– Steven Van Zandt, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductee

“As arts education continues to disappear from school curriculums, I realize more and more the importance of programs like Rockit.  My time spent with the Rockit musicians and their amazing staff led by Bruce Gallipani has given me hope that rock music will continue to be respected and cherished, and will live on.  They inspire me, astound me, and make me very proud to be involved.”
– Maureen Van Zandt

Carmine Appice

photo by AgAu Photography

“Rockit is a great place for young musicians to develop their talent on and off stage while learning self respect, respect for other musicians and how to work as a team. It is a great learning experience for all and I’ve watched amazing improvements in musicianship by most of the kids. Their shows rock and I love being associated with them.”
– Carmine Appice

Eddie & Susan Brigati

photo by Mark Weiss

Bruce’s Rockit Foundation!  = Music, Art, Passion, Expression, Compassion, Dedication, Respect and Security!!
– Eddie Brigati, 
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame & Songwriters Hall of Hall Inductee

“The Rockit Live Foundation is one of the most nurturing, creative, performance oriented scenarios I have ever had the honor of being affiliated with. Young people are schooled, motivated and allowed to transform into phenomenal performers with a sense of excellence and utmost pride in their craft, along with a sense of community and mutual support.  When one shines, they all shine, and it’s all with smiles. Professionalism, creative integrity, versatility, enthusiasm, talent and sense of community all thrive in the Rockit Community.”
– Susan Brigati

Ricky Byrd

photo by Glen DiCrocco

“I have done several events with the gang at the Rockit Live Foundation. I love their mission and all the kids involved are top notch players and singers. It’s a pleasure to get onstage with them, and an honor to be on their advisory board ”
– Ricky Byrd, 
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductee & Recovery Troubadour

Steve Lacy

“After catching a Rockit Live concert this summer, I was blown away! There is nothing more powerful than providing kids with the skills to achieve their dreams. I’m really proud to be involved with this fantastic organization. Rock is dead? Not on our watch it isn’t!”
– Steve Lacy

Jacquie Lee

photo by Mark Weiss

“Rockit, for me, was a lot more than just a program. It changed my life and taught me that music was more than just a sound, but also a feeling. I will be forever grateful that somehow my path lead me there before anything because it’s where music became my passion and where I felt like I fit in. Seeing this program continue to do incredible things and inspire so many other kids is just simply the magic of Rockit.  It’s indescribable, it’s just a feeling.”
– Jacquie Lee,
2013 Runner up on The Voice

Christine Meisenhelter

photo by Glen DiCrocco

“Rockit changed my life. Through Rockit I learned discipline and determination, discovered my passion for music, and embraced the courage to realize this creative journey could develop into my lifelong career.”
– Christine Meisenhelter

Rich Russo

“It’s become increasingly vital that the millennial generation gets involved with arts and culture. Rockit offers an unparalleled opportunity for these kids to learn how to play an instrument, how to be part of a band, how to learn to express their art in front of an audience. Rockit excels in making all of this happen”
– Rich Russo, Radio Personality

Mark Weiss

“I am amazed at the talent and professionalism that these young rockers enthusiastically bring to the community. I am proud to be a part of their team, capturing true rock stars in the making.”
– Mark Weiss, American Rock Music Photographer

Rockit Live Foundation Inc. Board of Directors

Bruce Gallipani

President and Executive Director

Fred Ferrara

Vice President

Margaret Pellicano


Alyssa Gallipani


Barbara Ferrara

Director/General Council

Frank Peretore