Back by popular demand, Rock Camp is a one week music camp for kids and teens (ages 10-17) that takes place at the Fredericton Playhouse.
The program sees students formed into groups of three to six members; together they will learn about all aspects of playing and performing as part of a live band. With an emphasis on making music fun, the course material includes an introduction to recording, song writing, navigating band politics, and—of course—playing music live.
Camp instructors Don Levandier and Tom Antle have been teaching music and touring with various bands including The Motorleague and Hope for over 14 years. This experience gets passed on directly to the students, with each band receiving hands-on lessons with both instructors throughout the course of the camp.
While each day has a unique focus, the goal for students is to learn to play together as a group, write and record a song with their band, and shoot one music video together.
The camp finale is a concert spectacle that sees every band play a selection of material, including both original and cover songs. For the past 12 years, this final concert has been an explosion of energy and talent where the students get to show off their hard work, and are rewarded by the rush of performing live in front of an audience.
– One week of band rehearsals and instruction from a qualified instructor.
– Clinics on performing live,
– A “live-off-the-floor” multitracked recording of one song of the participant’s choice
– A live performance video – uploaded after the camp is over
– A selection of one-inch buttons (band merch) with band logos
– A band press photo
Registration Fee: $165
Deadline to register is Wednesday, March 1, 2017
Rock Camp will take place from March 6 – 10, 9:30am to 4pm each day (drop off between 8:45am and 9:30am) – 6 hours daily, plus showcase rehearsal/sound check and show on Friday evening.
Note: Students will have a supervised 30-minute break at noon at the Playhouse. Please bring a lunch and indoor shoes. Participants are asked to bring their own instrument if possible.
Once you purchase a spot in Rock Camp, you will receive an email within 72 hours asking you to confirm your registration, as well as the participant’s instrument of choice.
Skill Level Required: Previous experience needed in chosen instrument.
Maximum number of participants: 24
If you have any further questions please contact Valerie Hillier, Director of Programming, at 459-6209 or email@example.com.