Takoma Groove Camp 2023 Registration is OPEN!!
One of the most interactive summer music camps for young musicians in the DMV turns 18 this year and is excited to make music with you!
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Note On Covid-19
As always, your camper's and our instructor's health and safety are our utmost concerns and top priorities. Takoma Groove Camp will follow all Washington, D.C., and CDC guidelines for proper safety protocols. This could include, but not be limited to: temperature check on arrival, daily wellness questionnaire, negative PCR test prior to session start date, proof of vaccine, safe distancing, etc. We will keep you updated on any changes in policy prior to the start of the summer sessions, and during camp.
Why Takoma Groove Camp?
Join a Band, Write Songs & Learn to Record!
Takoma Groove Camp was started with the idea that young musicians need to jam! They need peer-to-peer musical experiences beyond private instruction, bedroom practicing and school bands. At Takoma Groove Camp, we give them the outlet and space to be imaginative, creative and uninhibited, along with the support and encouragement from seasoned professional musicians guiding and cheering them on.
How Can You Participate This Summer?
Register for Session 1, Session 2, Session 3, or All 3 Sessions and Be Ready to Have Fun!
Have your instrument ready, come with an open mind, and be ready to jam!
What Will We Be Doing?
Perform in a Concert with Your Peers!
We'll engage in some full-group activities that will include improv games, songwriting workshops, theory sessions and guest speakers. Our primary activity will be splitting campers up into individual bands with a focus on collaborating to write original songs and lyrics and…we will perform a live concert at the end of each session! Our talented and experienced staff of instructors and junior counselors will show the bands how to set up a show from load-in to load-out so they experience what it's like tp put on a real concert!
When Will We Be Meeting?
The sessions will run Monday-Friday, with a Friday evening live concert.
Each session's schedule will be as follows:
Monday-Thursday: 9:00am - 4:30pm
Friday: 9:00am - 7:00pm
*The Friday evening concert will start at 6:00pm
**All times are Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)
What To Expect?
Focus on Originality, Creativity, Collaboration & Musicianship!
Campers spend most of their time in their bands, with a dedicated instructor, creating original music! Campers will collaborate with their respective band members to write original chord progressions, rhythms, song arrangements, and practice to put it all together for the Friday evening concert. In addition to the time in with their bands, campers will participate in improvisational activities, team-building exercises, eat lunch together, and get time outside to blow off steam or just relax.
Who Can Attend Groove Camp?
All Instruments and Skill Levels are Welcome and Encouraged!
General Age Range is usually between about 10-18, but we welcome younger and older campers as well. If you play an instrument, and want to make music, Groove Camp is the place for you!
Please Be In Touch!
For any questions about Takoma Groove Camp, please contact Camp Director, Brian Weber, who can be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Have Fun Making Music This Summer!
Our Promise To You
We have always been dedicated to providing safe, inclusive and amazingly fun educational experiences for all of our Groove Campers, as we have done for the last 18 years. We pledge to continually raise the bar each season in our effort to ensure that those who attend will enjoy and receive the same quality of instruction and fun that Takoma Groove Camp has come to be known for!
We Appreciate You!
Thanks so very much for your continued support of Takoma Groove Camp over the last 18 years! We have such a wonderful, grass-roots community that has helped keep Takoma Groove Camp the best thing for young musicians to do during the summer. We're looking forward to a great summer of music making and fun!
See you at Takoma Groove Camp this Summer!
2023 Camp Sessions & Dates:
Session 1: July 10-14 (w/ Show on Fri. 7/14)
Session 2: July 17-21 (w/ Show on Fri. 7/21) CLOSED
Session 3: July 24-28 (w/ Show on Fri. 7/28)
Registration is now open! Come Join In The Groove!
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Don't delay! Register now for the grooviest music camp in the D.C. area!