About Us

“One Team. One Dream.”

 

schooltour The School Tour started in 2004 , is currently a 501(C)(3) 81-4759519.The School Tour is a Promotional Music Company based in Los Angeles that takes Major and Independent Recording Artists to High Schools, Middle schools,Charter Schools, Elementary’s. We do Lunch Time Motivational and Incentive Shows ,No-Bullying,Obesity,Perfect Attendance & Good Grades Assemblies in the Auditorium with Performances.We also perform at Community Events, Parks, County Fairs and  a Variety of Special Events around California and Las Vegas. The Tour has welcomed Pop, Rock, R&B, Rap and Latin Artists and Dance groups. We use Professional Sound Equipment(Cerwin-Vega  and QSC Speakers) Sennheiser Microphones and Mackie 16 Channel Mixing Board.Since the Beginning, The School Tour has done over 1500 events and performed in front of over 1 million people during this time span. We average 150- 180 shows. Our show is interactive and Fun allowing  Students to participate,whether they introduce acts as a Co-Host, Sing, Dance or Rap. The Mission is Clear, Education allows STUDENTS to Accomplish all there DREAMS… With Music we have a Voice AND THE STUDENTS LISTEN……

 

The School Tour Success Stories

*   2014- R&B Male Group HD4 opens up for Mindless Behavior@ Citizens Business Bank Arena

*   2013- R&B Singer Ashlee Littlejohn Opened Up for Goapele

*   2012-Simone Battle  Finished in Top 10 on American Idol

*  2010- California Swag District Scored a Major Hit Song  called *Teach Me How to Duggie

*   2010-Pop/R&B Group Kemistrie wins Best Female Act on BET Wild Out Wednesday

*  2007- Scooter Smiff performed with Chris Brown @ Grammy Awards

Randy Hankins

Randy Hankins founded The School Tour(2004) to give students in the Los Angeles Unified and other School District in the area an opportunity to enjoy Positive and Quality Entertainment at School. Randy also gives students opportunities to see that there are many careers in the entertainment industry displayed on our stage and thru education and mentoring they can be a part of it. I’m very proud to hear that when STUDENTS no we’re coming , there  Behavior changes for the better, They know that the Faculty can cancel our performance at any Time.

Chris Roker

Head of Promotions                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Chris Roker is music industry veteran. Over the years he has held various executive level positions at major and independent record labels. This includes West Coast VP of Promotions for Russell Simmons Music Group (Los Angeles), Head of Promotions for Avatar Records (EMI Distribution) and National Director of Urban and NAC for Sin-Drome Music Force. He is also the co-founder of Spin Doctors Promo Group, a independent promotions and management company who client list includes Rawkus Records, VP Records, Universal Records, Def Jam and Virgin Records to name a few. Mr. Roker, while at Sin -Drome Music Force, created a cross between Rap and R&B Smooth Jazz. He was responsible for Bobby Caldwell being sampled over 100 times by artists such as Notorious B.I.G. 2Pac, Master P. and Common just to name a few.

Dr. Norris (Rashe )Dorsey

Chief Financial Officer                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Dr. Norris (Rashe) Dorsey is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Business Administration at the University of Phoenix.  He also teaches at DeVry University and Los Angeles Pierce and Mission colleges.  Dr. Dorsey has enjoyed speaking to over a million high school and college students across the country and was coined the “Student Choice Professor” by the students at California State University Northridge.

Dr. Dorsey is a dynamic motivational speaker with a must hear story to tell. He is a former basketball player with a commanding presence and charismatic leadership style.  His book, The Art of Inclusion is widely considered a management guide for non profit organizational leaders. Dr. Dorsey was raised in the music business by his legendary mom “Guitar Sallye” and his aunt “Bass Tamah.” Aka the Bootsy Girls Mike Robinson

An executive Talent Scout with more than 15 years experience in the music industry is committed to redefining Artist Development, and its conception.  Mike specializes in Artist Management, Show Production, Coaching & Consulting, Music Marketing (including Internet and Social Media Development), Music Supervision, Mentoring and Talent Booking.

Dwayne “DCat” Cornelius

Business Development                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Since first becoming involved in the music industry at the age of 15, Dwayne Cornelius has played drums for Natalie Cole, Womack & Womack and became a part of the Parliament-Funkadelic universe. DCat has also worked with members of Earth, Wind & Fire, The Jacksons, Snoop Dogg, Howard Hewitt, Billy Preston, Mary Wells and Bobby Womack. DCat still works with directly with George Clinton on both the creative and business side, along with numerous rappers and producers, including Snoop Dogg, DJ Battlecat, Andrew Lane and Meech Wells, An appearance in the film Shout with John Travolta and running his own production company/talent pool, the DCAT Music Network, round out his musical resumé.

Rankin Ruff

Marketing and Promotions                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Rankin Ruff was one of the key contacts for managers, producers and record labels in the 1990’s for live performances at high capacity Southern California nightclubs. Ruff promoted nightclubs and worked with new artists and groups to get them featured in front of industry executives and potential fans. As an artist/songwriter, Ruff writes uplifting songs that promote peace and unity. He recently managed the design of The School Tour Web site and will be guiding the team in the all areas of marketing and promotions.

Hen Gee Garcia

Business Development                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 “HEN GEE’ Garcia, a consistent, driving force in the Hip Hop Movement for more than two decades continues to lead Hip Hop into 2011 and beyond. Hen Gee on The School Tour assists in branding the younger generation by showing them the right way to do things.

Hen Gee’s path to Hollywood began with his brother DJ Evil E. in Brooklyn New York’s Weeksville Gardens Projects, where they grew up with their Honduran parents. From a young age the brothers realized that their driving passion was Hip Hop. Hen Gee and his brother were innovators in the early Hip Hop annuls where they formed a brand-new cultural movement alongside ICE T.

In collaboration with Tony G. Gonzales & Greg Mack, Program Director for L.A.’s #1 Hip-Hop radio station K-Day, HEN GEE as a K-Day Mixmaster introduced East Coast Hip Hop to the West Coast. This newly emerging West Coast presence is what put HEN GEE on the national map.

After joining forces with renegade rapper / actor ICE-T, HEN GEE and Evil E became a visual force at the forefront of the West Coast Movement. Including early depictions of Hip-Hop culture in Break-dance movies of the early 80’s as well as seminal club Radio, which is considered the birthplace of West Coast Hip-Hop.