It's time to "rock and roll" as we head off to Gainesville, Florida to help the Wagstaff Family! Tobin (dad), TJ (7), Rudy (6), Dallas (5), and Jolene (4).

 

His love of music inspired them to start Studio Percussion, Inc, a non-profit music school. Unfortunately, the Wagstaffs are at a point where they can't continue with the studio and are unable live in a house that needs serious work. [break] But there's no need for sad songs just yet, as we know some folks who can rock and roll all night and party every day. More on that later. Right now, Ty takes a tour and immediately notices the carport is only supported by a few 2x4s. Once inside the house, we see the extent of some serious water damage. The ceiling panels are still damp when Ty pulls one down. This simply will not do.

 

The Wagstaff family heads to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for their family vacation. We then get to experience "Rock and Roll Demo," a song that webelieve should play at every demolition. We just can't enough of the team's totally rockin' costumes and hairdos. [break] The Wagstaffs meet super group Kiss. The band invites Tobin to jam with them. It's an experience we're sure he'll never forget. Would you? Later, the family and Kiss visit a middle school for another special surprise. Everyone is gathered into the auditorium where Kiss informs them that they are receiving brand new instruments for their music program. The instruments were donated through The Mr. Holland's Opus Foundation in the name of the Wagstaff family. The vacation ends when the family rocks out at a totally wild Kiss concert. Love it!

 

Now onto the Wagstaff home:- The Living Room: The room is much more open thanks to the brand new vaulted ceiling which replaces their previous low hanging one.[break] - The Comic Room: TJ believes this is the best room in the house. Paul had broken TJ's easel earlier in the week. Of course, he replaced it with a much better one complete with a snazzy backlight. [break] - The Hot Rod Room: Rudy and Dallas can't wait to race in their new hot rod beds. Ty calls the first race, which ends in a surprising tie. [break] - The '50's Diner Room: Larissa Jolene loves her new room. Didi included a small grill for her to fulfill her orders whenever she has customers at the diner. Wonder if she'll expect a tip.[break] - The Master Bedroom: Eduardo really carried a musical theme throughout the room. The headboard of the bed is even made of guitar strings! - The Music Studio: Ty created a room that's a great collaboration space for Tobin to teach their kids music for years to come. The room even opens up to the backyard, just in case they ever want to have a little outdoor concert.[break]

 

The Wagstaff Family shows us how their passion for music can benefit a whole community. With a makeover and completely paid off house, Tobin will have even more time to develop an already successful music school. Welcome home, Wagstaff Family. You guys rock!

Extreme Makeover Home Edition

The Wagstaff Family Gainesville, FL 2010

Tobin Gets Noticed

Tobin Gets Noticed

This is one of the first articles written about Tobin and his work with SP Music and Dance Center.

Tobin with Shawn Drover (Megadeth)

Tobin with Shawn Drover (Megadeth)

Tobin is responsible for bringing many celebrity drummers to his community to provide clinics and workshops.

Tobin Volunteers

Tobin Volunteers

Tobin Wagstaff regularly volunteers his time to give the gift of music to organizations and individuals in the his community. Here Tobin has just finished conducting a session with members of Altrusa House.

Music Outreach

Music Outreach

Tobin Wagstaff regularly volunteers his time to give the gift of music to organizations and individuals in the his community. Here Tobin has just finished conducting a session with special needs adults in his community.

Music Outreach

Music Outreach

Tobin Wagstaff regularly volunteers his time to give the gift of music to organizations and individuals in the his community. Here Tobin has just finished conducting a session with members children at a local after school facility.

Gator Band and Extreme Makeover Home

Gator Band and Extreme Makeover Home

Tobin Wagstaff is a Gator Band Alum and they showed up on the first day to lend a hand!

Getting to Work

Getting to Work

Ty and his crew get to work on the new Wagstaff home.

Rock and Roll Demo Music Video

Rock and Roll Demo Music Video

Ty jams out the "Rock and Roll Demo" salute to the Extreme Makeover Home Edition.

Ty Pennington Rocks

Ty Pennington Rocks

Ty jams out the "Rock and Roll Demo" salute to the Extreme Makeover Home Edition.

Rock and Roll Demo Band

Rock and Roll Demo Band

Here is the full Rock and Roll Demo Band. The large guitar in the back ground is housed at the SP Music and Dance Center. One of the smaller ones he keeps in his home signed by hundreds of volunteers who worked on it.

Ty Pennington in Class

Ty Pennington in Class

Ty sits in on a guitar class at SP Music and Dance Center.

Tobin Meets KISS

Tobin Meets KISS

Few bands convey everything Rock and Roll is about the way KISS does! A perfect additional to an already rocking episode!

Tobin Jams with KISS

Tobin Jams with KISS

Kiss invited Tobin to play drums with them for a song on their stage. What a cool experience!

Dallas and Gene Simmons

Dallas and Gene Simmons

This picture was taken while Tobin jams on drums with KISS.

Tobin on KISS' Drum Set

Tobin on KISS' Drum Set

Kiss invited Tobin to play drums with them for a song on their stage. What a cool experience!

Tobin Meets Mr. Scott

Tobin Meets Mr. Scott

Mr. Scott and the Wilson Middle School Band were the recipient of a donation of instruments from the Mr. Hollands Opus Foundation in the name of the Wagstaff Family. The award was presented by KISS.

Mr. Scott and Wilson Band

Mr. Scott and Wilson Band

Mr. Scott and the Wilson Middle School Band were the recipient of a donation of instruments from the Mr. Hollands Opus Foundation in the name of the Wagstaff Family. The award was presented by KISS.

Production Crew

Production Crew

A snap shot of what much of the week looked like at Tobin's new home.

MOVE THAT BUS!

MOVE THAT BUS!

The "Move that bus!" moment.

Ricky Strictland (Builder)

Ricky Strictland (Builder)

The home's construction was coordinated by Ricky Strictland of Arc Remodeling. Tobin thanks him in this image at the reveal.

Last Show Scene

Last Show Scene

In the last scene of the episode Ty opens up the doors from the music room to the back patio to reveal members of SP Music and Dance Center to set the stage for the homes first jam session.

Tobin Interviews on the Show

Tobin Interviews on the Show

In this scene Tobin is being interviewed about his experience on the show.

TJ's Bed Room

TJ's Bed Room

Comic themed bedroom.

Living Room

Living Room

Bright walls. Vaulted ceilings. Large open space.

Jolene's diner bedroom!

Jolene's diner bedroom!

It's all pink and retro diner for Jolene!

Hotrod Car Bedroom

Hotrod Car Bedroom

Rudy and Dallas race away in their dreams in their new hotrod car bedroom!

Extreme Makeover Drum Set

Extreme Makeover Drum Set

Tobin conducted his own Extreme Makeover on this old drum set. Each drum represents a different part of the build that happened to his home. It was featured in "Kit of the Month" in Modern Drummer Magazine.

New Home

New Home

Front view of new home.

Gratitude

Gratitude

Tobin is very happy with his new home and thankful for the opportunity to use the home to give even more back to the community he has been giving to for years.