Started in 2009 as just a summer camp, Camp ROC Star, founded by Elvio Fernandes, singer/song writer/keyboardist for the multiplatinum Grammy nominated band Daughtry, is a week-long day-camp that provides aspiring rock musicians, ages 10-17, with an unforgettable learning and performance experience that will improve their playing skills, increase their confidence, foster collaboration with others and inspire them to find the artist within themselves. Over the five days, your Rock Stars will be mentored by some of Upstate New York’s most talented and experienced musicians/instructors. Each camper will be placed in a Camp ROC Band, rehearse an original composition or cover song, participate in group seminars held by professionals in the music industry, and receive instruction on individual instruments. On Friday evening, the bands will put on a stage performance in front of friends and family with full production, sound system, and light show. Singers, guitarists, keyboardists, bassists and drummers, age 10-17, with at least one year experience welcome.
newToday Camp ROC Star is a Year-long Academy for serious musicians of all ages, who want the ultimate "garage band" experience with coaching by top professional musicians. Each band rehearses once per week developing their "set list". Once their set is ready to go, they will perform live at various local music establishments. Get out of your bedrooms and "join a band"!!
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