The purpose of Band Camp is
to provide student and novice musicians with an opportunity to
play in a band together, learn the dynamics of making music as
a group, and experience live performance as a band.
Band Camp runs for 8 sessions.
Students will learn a minimum of 3-5 songs as a band unit, and
will perform those songs at a live gig in a real, professional
venue. Some past host venues have been The Avenue Café,
The Bitter End, and The Black Duck.
Band Camp is open to student
musicians of all ages, and all instruments, who are not beginners.
To be eligible, students should have a basic understanding of
music and be at the novice level, or higher, in the playing proficiency
of their instrument, together with a referral from their music
teacher. Additionally, we may ask for an audition in certain
Band Camp sessions vary with
time of year. Fall & Spring sessions are held on Saturdays.
Summer sessions are held on weekdays. Each session has a minimum
of 5 positions available, as follows: One Drummer, One Bass Player,
2 Guitar Players, and 1 Keyboard Player (or 3rd guitar player),
and if possible, 1 Singer. From this group we will fashion a
band, select material, rehearse, and perform.
Turnpike Music Garage will provide
rehearsal space, all equipment (drums, amplifiers, PA system,
microphones, keyboard, cables, etc.) and instruction. Guitar
and Bass students must provide their own instruments, Drummers
must provide their own sticks. Sessions meet for roughly 2 hours.
The rehearsal facility is always open to parental inspection,
however the rehearsal sessions, themselves, are closed to all
but students and instructors.
Tuition is $600.00 payable in
advance. Summer sessions start at the end of June and play out
in late August; Fall sessions begin in October and play out in
late January; and, Spring sessions begin in February and play
out in late May. Please complete the Registration
Form, indicating a session preference, and up to 5 songs
that you would like to learn and perform. Your list, together
with the lists of other participants, will help us in matching
musical tastes, and with developing a working set list. Also,
please indicate if you can, and would like to, sing.
Please direct any questions
or comments to:
Turnpike Music Garage,
or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org