BE IN A BAND & PERFORM IN A LIVE CONCERT!
This summer you rock! If you have always wanted to be in a band, this is your opportunity! St. Francis Music Center, Little Falls, is offering URock Summer Camp; it’s not really a camp, it’s a concert in training! Students in grades 5-12 are invited to participate. Guitarists, drummers, bassists, vocals, keyboards, and other musicians who want to form a band are all invited to attend. You don’t need a lot of experience on your instrument, just some of the basics.
URock starts from 5-7 p.m. on Friday, July 21, 2017, at St. Francis Music Center. The instructors will get to know the students and their abilities and talk them through what it takes to be in a band. The next morning the group will be divided up into bands and the fun begins! Each band will pick a name and three songs they’d like to play. The rest of the camp is spent learning the music, performance tips, band pictures and getting ready to perform. All music styles are welcome, from rock to country to Christian, and everything in between.
URock will meet July 22, 23, 29, 30, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Led by Greg Langlois, the instructors will all be musicians with experience in professional bands. The final concert will be held outdoors on Wednesday, August 2, as part of the Green Fair Folk Festival.
Thanks to grants from the Five Wings Arts Council, the Mille Lac Band of Ojibwe and Catholic Health Initiatives, URock is free for all participants.
For more information or to sign up, call the Music Center at (320)632-0637
or stop in at 116 8th Avenue SE in Little Falls.
UROCK AGAINST VIOLENCE
St. Francis Music Center has received a grant from Catholic Health Initiatives to help reduce youth violence in our area by using music and music mentors. Through this program we will create more youth bands of all types, and involve youth grades 5 through 12 in all areas of music. Our message is anti-bullying and finding healthful ways to work through issues that all youth are facing. Students will be engaged in bands, song writing, solo and duel performances; music production and more - all with the goal of getting the message out of “turning to music” to help make our communities a more peaceful place to live and grow. Participation in the program is free and open to all. Faculty members include Greg Langlois, Greg Jorgenson, and Kevin Stueven. For more information please contact the Music Center. Join us in this exciting new program!