A+ Dropouts is a high energy American pop rock band based in Huntington Beach, California fronted by singer, songwriter, and guitarist Cheska Zaide. She started the band in 2009 in Northern Virgina and built an impressive regional following.

Since then, the band has relocated to California and has toured locally and internationally. The group has a successful Asian tour under its belt, touring the Philippines with Forever the Sickest Kids, The Ready Set, The Summer Set, and A Rocket to the Moon. Stateside, A+ Dropouts has played Summerfest Milwaukee, National Cherry Blossom Festival, Launch Music Festival, Six Flags America, and numerous top venues across the country. The band has shared the stage with Yellowcard, Switchfoot, Allstar Weekend, Mayday Parade, We Are The In Crowd, and many more.

A+ Dropouts was recently featured as one of Macy's iHeartRadio's Rising Stars. Their music and videos have been featured on iHeartRadio, MTV.com, VH1, Much Music Canada Juicebox, Music Choice, Fuse TV on demand, MYX Philippines.

The band has garnered millions of YouTube views and a growing fan base. There is new music being written and recorded. You can expect the next few months to be filled with exciting news and a brand new sound!


We are playing the Vans Warped Tour this summer! We'll be on the tour from 6/19 in Pomona, CA all the way to 7/3 in St. Petersburg, FL. So excited to show you our new sound! Come to our shows to see a preview of some of our new muisc. Check out where we are playing next here.

We've got music ready to take to the studio. You can help us get to the studio by donating to A+ Dropouts below.

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Several A+ Dropouts shows are scheduled! We'd love to see you there. Hurry and get your tickets before they sell out. You can buy them in our store now!