Band Immersion Music Camp
Bring your passion to life! The friendly neighborhood music geeks of Rocketeria invite middle and high school practicing musicians to a week-long rock band experience.
At Rock U, you’ll bond and become a band with your kind of people.
Participate in daily jams, learn to play by ear, improve your skill set with play tips and sound tailoring, delve into songwriting, learn and discuss rock history, put on a friends and family performance, and much more!
- Not less than 1 year experience/training. Preferably 2 or more.
- Must have completed 5th grade. Exceptionally skilled youngsters
will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
- Singers must be able to harmonize.
- Guitarists and pianists must be able to fluently change chords
- Bassists must be able to play up and down a scale, any scale,
with a reasonable degree of proficiency.
- Drummers must be able to maintain a steady beat at a moderately fast tempo.
WHAT'S ROCK U LIKE?
"I've been to Rock U two summers in a row, and I can honestly say it's one of the best things Rocketeria offers. I've been a student at Rocketeria for about 3 years, and this camp has probably been my favorite part. It's way different than just lessons, you're able to interact with other musicians, student and teacher, and you all learn from each other. Especially for musicians that haven't had much experience playing with other musicians or playing with a band, this camp is great at introducing them to that. It gave me my first taste of playing at a public venue with a band, and now I've got my own! I reccomend this camp to anyone who wants to grow as a musician and just have fun. Bring some song ideas with you :) !"
"Rock U is a great opportunity to make friends and have fun with your current music friends by having a week where you can play and learn new concepts."
"My son LOVED his ROCK U experience last year, and so did his family. First, he spent the week jamming out with others and we had a blast going to see the results at Sunday’s performance. What a great concept – my son is looking forward to returning this summer! Thanks so much for all you do to support local musicians – we all love Rocketeria!"
Spring Break $239
MON-THU 4/10 - 13 + SATURDAY 4/15
1 - MON-FRI 6/19 - 23 + SUNDAY 6/25
2 - MON-FRI 7/10 - 14 + SUNDAY 7/16 3 - MON-FRI 7/17 - 21 + SUNDAY 7/23
4 - MON-FRI 7/24 - 28 + SUNDAY 7/30
5 - MON-FRI 8/7 - 11 + SUNDAY 8/13
6 - MON-FRI 8/14 - 18 + SUNDAY 8/20
7 - MON-FRI 8/21 - 25 + SUNDAY 8/27
***New in 2017 - MCPS starts school after Labor Day***
Sign up for one, or multiple sessions!
WEEKLY SCHEDULE & LOCATION:
Spring Break Session: Monday thru Thursday 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
+ Saturday performance
Summer Sessions: Monday thru Friday 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
+ Sunday performance
Rocketeria at 18120 Hillcrest Avenue, Olney MD 20832
Performances typically take place from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm (1:00 pm to 2:30 pm for Spring Break session) at Outta The Way Cafe
TUITION & FEES:
SPRING BREAK SESSION $239 PER WEEK
SUMMER SESSION $299 PER WEEK
$40 DEPOSIT (NON-REFUNDABLE)
Rock U overview, expectations, meet the other Rock Uers, Q&A, first jams.
Tuesday: First Verse
Band and Part assignments, Songs Selection, proper rehearsals, and individual coaching!
Rehearsals, sectional breakdowns, and movie day!
Tone, your place in the mix, lock down song arrangements!
Final rehearsal in preparation for Sunday performance for friends & family!
Sunday: The Gig
Bring your family and friends to a performance at a local venue, in the afternoon.
Games, contests, music history & appreciation.
Campers may be divided into groups by age, skill and musical taste. Cost per camper is $299 ($239 for Spring Break session) with a $40 non-refundable deposit due at time of enrollment.