Youth Rock Camp 2023
Welcome to River City Rock Camp!
This year we are celebrating our 15th year as a program here in Lawrence KS! We are so thankful for the seven years we've spent as Richard's Rock Camp, and we look forward to working alongside Richard's for many years to come.
Youth Rock Camp 2023
WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT THIS SUMMER?
Each band will meet 4 to 5 times for 2 1/2 hour rehearsals in-person at Seed Co. Studios. The Dress rehearsal with all bands will take place at The Cider Gallery. We will end with a big rock concert presented at The Granada.
You should register for the camp & sign-up for an audition time at the link above. After auditions, we will place you in a band, select songs for your band, and create a rehearsal schedule. Each band will play 4 songs. A coach/teacher will be assigned to each band to lead rehearsals and to provide instruction. You will begin learning and practicing your songs on your own before the camp begins.
WHEN & WHERE?
April 23 & 30: Auditions
May 5: Registration Closed
May 16: Band, Song, & Coach Assignments Posted
May 16: Enrollment Payment Due
May 30-June 8 : Rehearsals at 942 New Hampshire (former Salvation Army building)
June 9: Dress Rehearsal at Cider Gallery | 5:30 - 9:00 p.m.
June 10: Concert at the Granada | Call: 3:30 Show: 5:00 p.m.
WHAT IF I HAVE CONFLICTS?
We will do our best to work around conflicts during the rehearsal period. We ask that each musician communicate every conflict by listing it in their registration form. We ask that there are no conflicts for the dress rehearsal and concert.
WHAT WILL AUDITIONS BE LIKE?
In person auditions take place April 23 & 30. If you cannot attend an in-person audition, you may submit a virtual audition through the registration form.
Auditions are a private, informal, and brief. The goal of the audition is to learn about you and where you are with your instrument, so we can place you in a band and pick songs that will be fun and enjoyable to play. Auditions are at Richards Music (15 E 8th Street).
For the in person audition please bring your guitar, bass, or drum sticks. We provide all other equipment, including a full drum set. We would like to hear you play part or all of any song you have been working on or know well. We also like to talk briefly about music interests and inspirations.
You will play and/or sing part of any song that you know well or have been working on. We will talk about your experience and chat about your favorite music and bands.
Additional things that we will ask you to demonstrate, if possible (but not required):
Guitar: demonstrate open chords, power chords, barre chords. any scales that you know
Bass: any scales that you know, and 5 different note names on the fretboard
Drums: 3 different drum beats
Keyboards: demonstrate C, A, G, D, B, F, B flat, F# Chords
Vocals: any scales that you know
HOW WILL I LEARN THE SONGS?
Each student will be assigned a band, a coach, and 4 songs.
All students are to learn their individual guitar/bass/drum/piano & vocal parts as well as possible before camp begins.
All students remember to learn all the parts of your songs from beginning to end. Don’t forget about the bridge!
Please contact us if you have questions or concerns about learning your songs.
HOW MUCH DOES THE CAMP COST?
After you sign-up, you will receive a payment link in an email.
The camp fee is $350.
We accept PayPal, cash, or checks. Checks should be made to River City Rock Camp.
We have scholarships available, If in need, please contact Adrian, firstname.lastname@example.org
WANT TO SIGN UP WITH A FRIEND?
Starting a band can be hard. Often, we find ourselves with one or maybe two friends who want to start a band, but still missing the crucial final member or members. Maybe you still need a drummer or bassist? Tell us that you want to sign up together and we will build a band around you with like minded individuals who share your musical interests.