Contributed/Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Society
April 30, 2016 - 3:00 PM
VERNON - The Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Society presents Rawk Camp hosted by the Whitehorse-based band Speed Control.
Designed for kids and youth ages 9 and up with at least one year of music lessons, we offer three programs based on skill level: Rawk On Stage for those with one or two years of music lessons, Rawk Smarter, Rawk Harder for those with at least two years of solid lessons and playing experience, and Bring Your Own Band for those who are already exploring stage musicianship!
This weekend of Rawk kicks off with a free one hour concert by Speed Control open to the public on Friday, May 13 at 7:00 p.m., followed by a 30 minute meet-and-greet after the show where the camp participants meet the band.
Speed Control is Graeme Peters on guitar and vocals, Ian March on drums, and Jody Peters on bass and vocals. They are a hard-hitting rock trio and have dedicated themselves to furthering music education and bringing music into kids' lives. With a full endorsement and partnership with Yamaha Canada, Speed Control brings instruments to play and equipment to power the camps.
In addition to the action-packed sessions with members of Speed Control, we're hosting professional development sessions - Songwriting with Andrew Allen and Marketing 101 by Electric Paper Company's Lyle Doucette.
Add some cool lighting and special effects for the finale: On Sunday, May 15, the camp culminates in Vernon Rawks, a showcase performance on the main stage of the Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre. Tickets are available for $10 each through the Ticket Seller Box Office at 250-549-SHOW (7469) or online at www.ticketseller.ca.
RAWK ON STAGE (max. 12 Participants)
Skill level required: At least a year of lessons required.
The goal is to grab onto the love of music and learn how to have fun performing with other musicians. The camp will include group lessons on individual instruments: guitars, drums, bass, keyboards, and vocals. They will be grouped into "rock bands", explore principles of mic technique and learn how to play to an audience by drawing the audience in with awesome onstage presence. The goal is to have 3 songs performance ready for the showcase.
Rawk On Stage Schedule:
Friday, May 13 @ 7:00pm-8:30pm Saturday
Saturday, May 14 @ 9:00am-2:30pm Sunday
Sunday, May 15 @ 9:00am-11:00am & 6:00pm-9:00pm
RAWK SMARTER, RAWK HARDER! (max. 12 Participants)
Skill level required: 2-3 years of solid playing experience and lessons.
Learn how to be a band, how to make the most of rehearsal time, and, on stage, how to engage with your band-mates to make a great show happen every time. Learn arranging skills and performance skills to make your set/sets more powerful and interactive. The material to be worked on at this level will be more challenging and more intense, resulting in a showcase performance at the end of the camp that will bring everyone to their feet!
Rawk Smarter, Rawk Harder Schedule:
Friday, May 13 @ 7:00pm-8:30pm
Saturday, May 14 @ 9:00am-3:30pm
Sunday, May 15 @ 11:15am-1:15pm, 6:00pm-9:00pm
BRING YOUR OWN BAND (max. 12 Participants)
Geared for existing bands: The approach will focus on arranging your songs for live performance and developing performance skills that will help you create a show that's stronger, with more BANG for your buck. We will work on song writing and touch on the business of music such as developing online strategies that will help you reach and grow your fan base.
Bring Your Own Band Schedule:
Friday, May 13 @ 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Saturday, May 14 @ 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Sunday, May 15 @ 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
These workshops are included in the schedule and are free as part of the camp.
Songwriting with Andrew Allen
Join Platinum selling, Sony/ATV singer/songwriter Andrew Allen for an up close and personal look at the world of songwriting. Get a crash course in the basics of how to write a pop song, and pull back the curtain on some of the best kept secrets in the music industry.
MARKETING 101 with Lyle Doucette
Learn who your market is, how to get your message out, and design with Lyle Doucette from The Electric Paper Company.
REGISTRATION & PARTICIPATION FEES
Registration is required for participation. There is no charge for participants. Register in person at the Ticket Seller, located at 3800 33 Street. Tickets to the showcase on Sunday, May 15 are $10 each and can be purchased through the Ticket Seller in person, by phone at 250-549-SHOW (7469), or online at www.ticketseller.ca.
RAWK CAMP AGE RANGE
The RAWK Camp is for up to 36 kids and youth ages 9+
All three levels start out with a free concert on Friday, May 13 at 7:00 p.m., followed by an exclusive meet-and-greet. All three levels will also be part of the showcase concert on Sunday, May 15. The hours vary for each camp on Saturday and Sunday and are specified on the previous page. Schedule is subject to change
WHAT TO BRING
Participants must bring a bag lunch on Saturday. Bring your own instrument if you have one (please specify on the registration form).
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