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September Camps

Rock 101

Starting Wednesday, August 20th

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

Open positions: This camp is filled!

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Rock 201: “Sock Hop” Camp

Starting Wednesday, August 20th

Hey all you cool cats!  Where’s the place where all the cool kids are kickin off their saddle shoes and swingin to the new sound of Rock n Roll?  At our Rock 201: Sock Hop, of course!  Grab a malt and pop a nickel in the jukebox because you’ll get to twist along to the early rock hits such as “Rock Around The Clock” By Bill Haley & The Comets, “Yakety-Yak” by The Coasters and “Wake Up Little Susie” by The Everly Brothers.  This camp concludes with a private in-studio sock hop hullabaloo at our Rock 201 Performance Party.

Open positions: GUITAR, BASS, DRUMS

Rock 201: “The Three Hanks” Camp

Starting Sunday, August 17th

Grab your hats and your bottles of whiskey because we got three generations of the cowboy blues moseying on over to Rock Camp For Dads!  At our Rock 201: “The Three Hanks” Camp you can croon the country classics of Hank Williams such as “Your Cheatin Heart”, the contemporary country hits of Hank Williams Jr such as “Whiskey Bent and Hell Bound” and the youthful psychobilly/alt-country of Hank Williams III such as “Rebel Within”.  This camp concludes with a private in-studio concert at our Rock 201 Performance Party.

Open positions: BASS, DRUMS

Rock 301: Billy Joel Tribute Camp

Starting Monday, August 18th

We’re all in the mood for a melody, and this camp will get ya feelin alright!  At our Rock 301: Billy Joel Camp starting Monday, August 18th you’ll be able to rock out to the classic hits of the Piano Man himself, such as “Uptown Girl”, “You May Be right” and “Piano Man”.  So all you innocent men get ready to bash about 88 keys, this fire has always been burning!   This camp concludes with a performance at The Amsterdam on Saturday, September 13th.

Open positions: This camp is filled!

Rock 301: Def Leppard Tribute Camp

Starting Tuesday, August 19th

Grab your matches and lighter fluid because it’s time for a little ‘pyromania’!  In our loud and crazy Rock 301: Def Leppard Camp you can rock out to the classics you love such as “Photograph”, “Pour Some Sugar On Me”, “Animal” and “Love Bites” by the British metal rockers!  So grab your Union Jack and a can of hairspray, Rock Camp For Dads is going glam this fall!  This camp concludes with a performance at The Amsterdam on Saturday, September 13th.

Open positions: GUITAR, VOCALS

Rock 301: “I Want My MTV” Camp

Starting Tuesday, August 19th

Never forget 1981—the year that MTV broke and ‘killed the radio star’!  At our Rock 301: ‘I Want My MTV’ Camp you’ll get to vege-out to the classic early 80s hits that raised Generation X and set the standard for how music was seen for the next thirty years!  We’re talking about such smash hits as “Money For Nothing” by Dire Straits, “Video Killed The Radio Star” by The Buggles and “Mexican Radio” by Wall of Voodoo.  This camp concludes with a performance at The Amsterdam on Saturday, September 13th.

Open positions: BASS, DRUMS, VOCALSKEYBOARDS

Rock 301: Slash Camp

Starting Thursday, August 21st

Who’s ready to get thrown into the Snakepit!?  At our Rock 301: Slash Camp you’ll get to tear up the classic riffs and solos of legendary metal guitarist Slash from Guns n Roses and more!  Grab that top hat and your Les Paul and rock choice cuts from Slash’s solo career, including “Slither”, “Fall To Pieces” and “Standing In The Sun”.  This camp concludes with a performance at The Amsterdam on Saturday, September 13th.

Open positions: GUITAR, BASS, DRUMS

Jamshop: Rock n Roll

Starting Saturday, August 23rd

Looking for a little more Mojo on the weekends? Why not give Jamshop a try!  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 August Jamshop will have a Rock n Roll Theme.

Open positions: GUITAR, BASS, DRUMS, VOCALS

 

October Camps

Rock 101

Starting Wednesday, September 24th

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

Open positions: GUITAR, BASS, DRUMS, VOCALS

Rock 201: “Vinyl Tap” Camp

Starting Wednesday, September 24th

Slip it out of its sleeve and set it on the turntable…  Drop that needle and let the magic spin!  If you know exactly what we are talking about, you’re ready for our Rock 201: Vinyl Tap Camp where you can rock the all the hits of the ‘vinyl era’!  We’re talking all those crisp cuts such as “Bad Leroy Brown” by Jim Croce, “Come And Get It” by Badfinger  and “No Sugar” by The Guess Who!  No, vinyl is not dead, and it’s ready to rock!  This camp concludes with a private in-studio concert at our Rock 201 Performance Party.

Open positions: GUITAR, BASS, DRUMS, KEYBOARDS

Rock 201: Build-Your-Own Camp

Starting Sunday, September 21st

If you are a band of four or five Rock Moms and 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 201: 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!  This camp concludes with a private in-studio concert at our Rock 201 Performance Party.

Open positions: This October’s “Build-Your-Own Camp” is full, but contact us today to schedule  your own Rock 101, 201 or 301 camp space! 

Rock 301: Battle of the Baby Boomer Bands

Three randomly-constructed camps, starting the fourth week of September (22nd-25th)

Are you feelin’ lucky??  We hope so because we had such a great time with our three randomly-chosen Battle of The Bands last year, we’re doing it again!  Rock Camp For Dads will be taking six guitarists, three bassists, three drummers and three vocalists and randomly forming three separate bands (each band participant will be chosen by drawing a name from a hat at a special “Welcome Party/strategy session”).  You must be available Monday, Tuesday or Thursday evenings for rehearsals, as you will not know your camp nite til the drawing. You’ll then be competing in our third annual RCFD Battle of The Bands!  We’re going to draw your favorite “Baby Boomer” 60s and 70s hits from a hat to create setlists for the competing bands!  The Battle of the Baby Boomer Bands will be held on October 18th at Bunker’s, hosted by three local celebrity guest judges.  Prizes include the coveted headlining spot on our 2014 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: RHYTHM GUITAR (x3), LEAD GUITAR (x3), BASS (x3), DRUMS (x3), VOCALS (x2)

Jamshop: Blues

Starting Saturday, September 27th

Looking for a little more Mojo on the weekends? Why not give Jamshop a try!  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 August Jamshop will have a Blues Theme.

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