Grace sings in the church choir. She is also in a drum corps in school, and that’s elementary school. She frequently plays percussion rather than drums proper. She also plays Rock Band at her mom’s house. But this summer she’s going to Rock Camp for a week and she is super excited.
The concept is simple. Bring a bunch of girls together for a week and let them bond over songwriting and learning to play instruments. Like most programs of this type, it is less about the music itself, and more about the creative process of musical expression and building self-esteem. And at the end of the week, there is a performance at local rock club, Cat’s Cradle. I’m definitely looking forward to that.
The local organizers are part of a national group that runs Girls Rock Camp across the country, and here’s the trailer to a documentary about the program.