ELEVATE: A Rockin' Education


OKLAHOMA CITY (Sept. 6, 2016) – Chris Wiser and Rob Martin didn’t set out on their music career expecting to one day play to a room full of screaming toddlers. But that’s exactly what they’re doing, and they wouldn’t trade it for anything.
 
“We love the love,” said Wiser. “It’s awesome to be screamed at that you’re awesome!” 
 
With song titles like “Monster Truck” and “Banana Pudding,” it’s easy to see why kids love the funky music of the Sugar Free Allstars.
This family funk duo of Chris “Boom!” Wiser and Rob “Dr. Rock” Martin from Oklahoma City has been listed as one of Time magazine’s top 12 family music acts in America. And they give all the credit to their public education.
 
“We would not be here if not for public school music programs,” said Wiser. “I went to Noble, and Rob went to school in Moore. The first music training I had was on saxophone in seventh grade.” 
 
Wiser and Martin spent the summer playing at libraries across the state, but now that school has started, you may find them in a classroom near you. 
“We’re in a weird way educating kids by exposing them to new things they haven’t heard before,” explained Wiser.

Last updated on September 6, 2016