Started in 2009, Camp ROC Star, founded by Elvio Fernandes, singer/song writer/keyboardist for the multi-platinum 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.
new Today CRS has expanded it's offerings to young ROCkers with a 6 month-long ROC Star Academy. It's for serious young musicians who want the ultimate "garage band" experience with coaching by top professional musicians. Each band will rehearse once per week developing their "set list". Once their set is ready to go, they will put on a show at various local live music establishments. Get out of your bedrooms and "join a band"!!
Find out more about the Academy here
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