September Camps

Rock 101

Starting Wednesday, September 2nd

Our beginner level Camp! Over four rehearsals we match you up with players of your skill level and introduce you to being in a band in our relaxed, professional and non-judgmental atmosphere! Rock 101 This is where your Rock journey starts!

Open positions: DRUMS, VOCALS, KEYBOARDS

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Rock 201: British Blues Camp

Starting Wednesday, September 2nd

The Blues is an amazing genre with some great artists, but those ‘Yanks don’t have to have all the fun! At our intermediate-level Rock 201: British Blues camp, you’ll be able to get down and dirty with those English rockers who loved the American Blues so much, they gave their own spin on it! Grab a bottle and crank it to the Blues from over-the-blue ocean such as “Crossroads” by Cream, “For Your Love” by The Yardbirds and “The House of the Rising Sun” by The Animals. This camp concludes with an in-studio performance party for your invited friends and family.

Open positions: DRUMS, KEYBOARDS

Rock 201: Meet The Beatles Camp

Starting Thursday, September 3rd

They came over on a plane in boots and shaggy haircuts… and they sang “yeah yeah yeah!”. Experience Beatlemania again (or maybe your first time!) at our Rock 201: Meet The Beatles Camp! You’ll get to play all the early material from the Liverpool lads long before they added a dash of Sgt Pepper or took a walk down Abbey Road and see what made them so Fab in the firstplace! Grab your Rickenbackers and get ready to do the hippy hippy shake to such classics as “I Want To Hold Your Hand”, “Twist and Shout” and ”It Won’t Be Long”. This camp concludes with an in-studio performance party for your invited friends and family

Open positions: BASS, DRUMS

Rock 201: Creedence Clearwater Revival Camp

Starting Sunday, August 30th

We’re inviting you to take a trip down to a shady swamp for our Rock 201: Creedence Clearwater Revival Camp. Don’t forget your mud boots at this intermediate-level camp because it’s gonna get dirty! Grab your geetars and jam on the CCR and John Fogerty hits you know and love such as “Bad Moon Rising”, “Fortunate Son” and “Proud Mary”. Just watch out for ‘dem ‘gaters! This camp concludes with an in-studio performance party for your invited friends and family.

Open positions: BASS, DRUMS

Rock 301: Cheap Trick Camp

Starting Monday, August 31st

Why fly to Budokan when you can rock right here? At our Rock 301: Cheap Trick Camp you can have some ‘heaven tonight’ and rock like Rick Neilsen in a ‘lap of luxury’! Plug in and churn out all the classic stadium anthems that made Cheap Trick legends such as “I Want You To Want Me”, “Surrender” and “Dream Police”! This camp concludes with a live performance on September 26th.

Open positions: DRUMS

Rock 301: Devo Camp

Starting Tuesday, September 1st

Are we not men? We are RCFDevo! At our Rock 301: Devo camp you’ll be able to play all the spastic New Wave hits of the revolutionary band—or should we say devolutionary! Grab your whips and put on your flowerpot hats, get ready to jerk and gyrate to such Devo classics as “Satisfaction”, “Uncontrollable Urge”, and “Whip It!” This camp concludes with a live performance on September 26th.

Open positions: This camp is filled!

Rock 301: Build Your Own Camp – Lover Boy

Starting Tuesday, September 1st

If you are a band of five Rock Moms or Dads who think it’s about time to get out of the garage and do some serious damage, we have the opportunity for you! Our Rock 301: Build-Your-Own Camp will allow you to gather your own friends and musicians together and go through the Rock Camp For Dads experience on your own terms! You provide the musicians and songs, we’ll provide the studio and attentive one-one-one assistance from one of our Instructors to help you be the best band you can be! Top it off with your very own spot on the bill at our Bunkers gig on Saturday, August 29th. The Build Your Own Camp is the perfect way to develop your band!

This camp is filled!  Contact Denise today to schedule your own Rock 101, 201 or 301 camp space!

Rock 301: Chicago Camp

Starting Thursday, September 3rd

Does anybody really know what time is it in Chicago? Well, it’s 25 or 6 to 4! Whatever that means it’s time to answer to the Chicago transit authority at our Rock 301: Chicago Camp! Get ready for some slick riffs and heavy horns as you jam to all the classic Chicago songs such as “Questions 67 and 68”, “Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?” and “25 or 6 to 4”. This camp concludes with a live performance on September 26th

Open positions: KEYBOARDS, TROMBONE, TRUMPET

Jamshop: Classic Rock

Starting Saturday, September 5th

Looking for a little more Mojo on the weekends? Why not give Jamshop a try! Back by overwhelming popular demand, JamShop is aimed at all levels of musicians who are interested in getting together, during the weekend, to play in a casual, laid back and collaborative environment, focused on fun Saturday morning jammin! The July Jamshop will have a Classic Rock Theme.

Open positions: GUITAR, BASS, DRUMS, VOCALS

 

October Camps

Rock 101

Starting Wednesday, September 30th

Our beginner level Camp! Over four rehearsals we match you up with players of your skill level and introduce you to being in a band in our relaxed, professional and non-judgmental atmosphere! Rock 101 This is where your Rock journey starts!

Open positions: GUITARDRUMS, VOCALS

Singer/Songwriter Camp 201: Creating The Song

Starting Wednesday, September 27th

Our second of three installments of RCFD’s debut camp devoted to developing your original songs! In our Singer/Songwriter 201: Creating The Song camp you’ll get to actively apply all you’ve learned from the previous session for your own songcraft! Led by a knowledgeable producer and songwriter, our instructor will conduct a hands-on woodshop of your rough ideas and turn your heart’s thoughts into fully-formed songs, creating lead sheets and brainstorming actual musical accompaniment for a full band! This camp will continue with Singer/Songwriter Camp 301: Playing The Song, starting Sunday, November 29th

Open positions: This camp is currently filled!

Rock 201: Women of Country Camp

Starting Tuesday, September 29th

Move over to shotgun, boys; the ladies are steering this pickup truck! At our Rock 201: Women of Country Camp you can show all them good ‘ol boys that you can wear boots too! Prove that you can belt out the Country classics like divas at this intermediate-level camp, hits such as “Any Man of Mine” by Shania Twain, “This One’s for the Girls” by Martina McBride and “The Night The Lights Went Out in Georgia” by Reba McIntyre. This camp concludes with an in-studio performance party for your invited friends and family

Open positions: GUITAR, BASS, DRUMS, VOCALS

Rock 201: Classic Rock Camp

Starting Wednesday, September 30th

Forget the Blues, nevermind those punks and those folkies can meander on by…. Sometimes the classics are classic for a reason! At our Rock 201: Classic Rock Camp you can plug in and play all those greta Classic Rock hits that prove that rock and roll will never die! Learn the ropes of being in a band in this intermediate-level Camp while rocking out to such classics as “Long Train Runnin” by The Doobie Brothers, “Can’t Get Enough of Your Love” by Bad Company and ”We’re An American Band” by Grand Funk Railroad. This camp concludes with an in-studio performance party for your invited friends and family.

Open positions: GUITAR, BASS, DRUMS

“Battle of the 1980s” – Battle of the Bands Competition

Three randomly-constructed camps, starting the last week of September (Sept 28th-Oct 1st)

Are you feelin’ lucky?? We hope so because we had such a great time with randomly-chosen Battle of The Boomer Bands last year, we’re back at it again! Rock Camp For Dads will be taking six guitarists, three bassists, three drummers, three vocalists and three keyboardists and randomly forming three separate bands (each band participant will be chosen by drawing a name from a hat at a special “Pizza Party/Strategy Session” on Friday, September 18th). You must be available Monday, Tuesday or Thursday evenings for rehearsals, as you will not know your camp night til the drawing. You’ll then be competing in our fourth annual RCFD Battle of The Bands! We’re going to draw your favorite 1980s Rock, Pop and Metal Hits from a hat to create setlists for the competing bands! The Battle of the Bands competition will be held on Saturday, October 24th at Bunker’s, hosted by local celebrity guest judges. Prizes include the coveted headlining spot on our Best of Season Gig and a FREE camp for each of the winning band participants! Your band may be made by luck, but the battle will be won by your sheer rock power!

Open positions: KEYBOARDS x1

Jamshop: Unplugged

Starting Saturday, October 3rd

Looking for a little more Mojo on the weekends? Why not give Jamshop a try! Back by overwhelming popular demand, JamShop is aimed at all levels of musicians who are interested in getting together, during the weekend, to play in a casual, laid back and collaborative environment, focused on fun Saturday morning jammin! The October Jamshop will have a Classic Rock Unplugged Theme, where you can jam on all your favorite Classic Rock hits in an ‘Unplugged’ atmosphere!

Open positions: GUITAR, BASS, DRUMS, VOCALS

These camp positions are all first come first serve, so act fast and get the camp you want! Click on the position you want in the camp of your choice to put down your deposit. This will secure your spot. Also, if you’re a guitar player who wants to try his or her hand at something different, try signing up for a bass position for one of our 101 or 201 camps and try something new! It’s a great way to branch out into a new instrument! Heck, you already know the basics!

To register to rock or get more information, call 612-819-6722 or email denise@rockcampfordads.com