Last week we hosted our first ever Rock-n-Romp Camp at Rhodes College in conjunction with the Mike Curb Institute at Rhodes.
We had 45 children, I mean future rock stars, in grades K-5.
Our instructors were primarily local musicians, and we had a number of junior staffers who are interested in music.
In the mornings, the children attended music classes and in the afternoon they had band practice. The music lessons were given in age groups, but the children self-selected their bands. (Official band photos and bios here.)
Sprinkled throughout the day we had games, demos, performances, crafts, and free play. It was awesome.
By far, the most exciting part of the week was the showcase on Friday night in the Lynx Lair on campus. Each of the eight bands performed a song in front of family and friends.
The Toygers did a mashup of two songs that they changed the words to. They even had a rap in the middle.
The Fantastic Girls performed an original song, aptly called Fantastic Girls.
The Get It Girls were very serious about rocking.
The Skull made sure to take it all in.
Running Wild acted as though they performed every weekend. They were naturals.
The Zombifiers were ridiculously cool.
Most of the Storm Snakes performed shirtless, which was awesome.
The Ghost Hunters were completely stylin.
I think it is pretty safe to say that camp was a total success. We really hope to do it again next year!
Thank you to all of the people who helped make camp a reality! A super special shout out to John Bass of the Mike Curb Institute and our incredible directors Kate Crowder and Warren Oster.
And thank you to Chip Chockley for taking such pretty pictures. See the full set here.