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Experience An Entire Musician's Career In One Weekend with Oakland's Women's Rock Camp

Posted by Billyjam, April 10, 2014 11:35am | Post a Comment


Bay Area Girls Rock Camp
- the wonderful Oakland-based music education non-profit whose sole mission is to empower girls (ages 8 to 18) via the power of music - is presenting the cool sounding, three day Women's Rock Camp for its older sisters (ages 19 +)  coming the first weekend of next month. May 2nd, 3rd, and 4th is when, through music education, creation, and performance, when women with absolutely "no musical experience" whatsoever necessary (but note "all skill levels welcome") can sink themselves into an intensive weekend long music (and life) learning project in which they will learn a musical instrument including the standard guitar, drums, bass and then on the evening of Sunday May 4th, day three get to perform with their newly formed bandmates/friends on stage at Oakland's New Parish club - all the while adhering to the excellent organization's mantra of "music, community, power."

Tuition for Women's Rock Camp (WRC), which will be held at the Malonga Casquelourd Center for the Arts at 1428 Alice St. in downtown Oakland and the nearby New Parish in the Uptown district, is on a sliding scale from $300 to $500. The camp will provide instruments for the entire weekend, so participants just have to show up ready to partake, learn, and have fun. They even provide all meals. All proceeds raised by the WRC weekend to directly to support the youth programs at Bay Area Girls Rock Camp (BAGRC) that allows girls from low-income families to attend their summer camp and after school programs. You may recall BATRC did a thing at Amoeba a couple of years back that was part of a fundraiser that culminated in a December 2011 concert when four all teenager member bands - part of BAGRC's Advanced Music Program - performed onstage one fun afternoon at Amoeba Berkeley. 

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Bay Area Girls Rock Camp & Holiday Toy Drive at Amoeba Berkeley, 12/3

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, November 6, 2011 03:39pm | Post a Comment
Bay Area Girls Rock Camp guitars kids


Bay Area Girls Rock Camp is an Oakland-based non-profit whose mission is to empower girls ages
 8-18 through music education, creation, and performance. On December 3rd at 4pm, experience members of their Advanced Music Program (AMP) -- a program designed for teenage musicians who want to form bands, write original music, and take their music to the next level -- as they perform on the Amoeba Berkeley stage!

Four AMP bands will be featured at Amoeba Berkeley, as well as the alumni band  Gnarwhal and the Sheeps! Born out of the Bay Area Girls Rock Camp Summer 2011 Internship program and made up of high school students from all over the Bay Area, Gnarwhal and the Sheeps blew us away with their killer song "Silver Lining" at the BAGRC Session 2 showcase. These industrious musicians not only worked hard as the interns for summer camp, but they also managed to put together a band that has been practicing and writing songs via SKYPE since July of 2011. 
 
The Bay Area Crisis Nursery will also be on hand to collect toy donations for the holidays! You can help by donating new, unwrapped, non-violent toys, representative of all races, ethnicities, and cultures. Ages Newborn to Teen!