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2018 Rock Bands Camp

2018 Rock Bands Camp 

Our Rock Bands Summer Camp is the perfect place for your child to excel at playing an instrument or singing. Each student is placed in a band directed by one of our world-class faculty members. Throughout the week, students learn songs, vocal and instrumental technique, workshop with professional musicians, and prepare for a Friday concert.

Unlike other band camps, ours focuses on helping the students grow as musicians, and not just learning songs by rote. Our instructors all hold advanced degrees in music, and have many years of teaching and performing under their belts. See below for details, and please give us a call at 516-292-2777 if you have any questions. A PDF registration form can be downloaded by clicking the link below.

  • Camp Location: Unitarian Universalist Church, 223 Stewart Ave, Garden City, NY 11530
  • Ages 8–17 (Open to all levels, all instruments and voice)
  • Camp takes place July 24-28, 2017, Monday - Friday 9am - 3pm
  • Concert Time & Venue TBA
  • $699 Tuition
  • Registration Begins March 15, 2017 • $300 deposit due by May 1, 2017
  • Space is limited and registration is done on a first-come, first-served basis
About Our Instructors

About our Camp Director, Benny Reid

BENNY REID, saxophonist, composer, and teacher is a Concord Records Recording Artist and endorser of Selmer Saxophones, Vandoren, Novation, Focusrite and Applied Microphones.  He has played with numerous acclaimed artists and bands including Frankie Valli, Bon Jovi, Fergie, The Temptations, Buddy Rich Band, Chico O’Farrill Band, Max Weinberg, among others.  As a composer, his music has been featured in the Major Motion Picture “Get On Up” (2014) and on major networks including CBS, NBC, FOX, HBO, Showtime, Netflix, Esquire, and USA. Reid has composed and performed music for major brands such as Gevalia Coffee, Mercedes, Panera Bread, Dunkin’ Donuts, Sprint, 76 Gas, Blackberry, Booking.com, Snyder’s Pretzels, Quiznos, USPS, JibJab.com, Fidelity and Happier Boston. He currently leads his own group around the world and has released two albums on the Concord label to critical acclaim.  For more info visit www.bennyreid.com.

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