"Binge playing," said
The camp takes kids of all ability levels and groups them into bands, working with them over the course of a week to get them ready for a performance at noon
A couple of the drummers, said instructor
"We take kids and put them into bands, and we kind of compress the whole rock band experience into a week," Esteves said. "They learn songs, they write their own songs, they record a song, they do a photo shoot and make T-shirts with the screen printer, and on Saturday they do a show. And after the show, we put them at a long table and they sell their merch and sign their autographs."
Instructors are all working musicians, many of them full-time working musicians, mostly from
One group worked on a song by Weezer on Wednesday and lead vocalist
"It's gotta be loud, even if it's wrong," said
Aleena said she loves singing, especially with a band, and the camp was a perfect fit for her.
"Music is my passion," she said.
"My mom told me about it, after she heard about it," Kaley said. "It's just a good experience, because it's a 'first gig,' you know, and I hope I can take it on later in my life and get together later on with these guys after it's over and make some more music together."
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