GRSNI Rock Camp – Camper Applications
Do you want to form a band, write a song and perform live on stage over the Easter holidays with Girls Rock School NI Yes? GRSNI Rock Camp are planning their first from Wednesday 04 to 06 Friday April 2018!
WHEN: Wednesday 04 – Friday 06 April, 10am – 3.30pm daily.
WHO: Girls* aged 11-14 (*GRSNI welcomes applicants who self-identify as female, trans and/or gender non-conforming.)
WHERE: Oh Yeah Music Centre, 15-21 Gordon Street, Belfast
COST: £90 (includes instrument use, workshops, materials and a graduation pack) & (excludes lunch or refreshments – campers will need to provide their own packed lunch each day)
Girls Rock School NI Rock Camp is a three-day camp running from Wednesday 04 – Friday 06 April. at the Oh Yeah Music Centre in Belfast. It provides girls aged 11-14 with the opportunity to learn the basics of an instrument, play in a band and write and perform a song. No musical experience is needed AT ALL!
The camp provides an opportunity for young women and girls to develop their musical and performing abilities in an environment that is specifically designed to develop and build their confidence and self-esteem.
On the first day, the participants will be helped to form a band; campers will be assigned one instrument which they will focus on for the duration of the camp. Over the course of the camp they will take part in workshops (from zine-making to making band t-shirts!) they will then be given tools to develop their skills, work on their songwriting and fine-tune their performance. There will be lunchtime performances and Q&A sessions with inspiring female musicians including Orlaith & Mollie and Cherym. The camp ends in a final showcase concert where they will perform with their bands in a live gig at the Oh Yeah Music Centre.
Cherym (photo: Mick Rooney)
THE LIVE GIG
The final gig will take place at the same location as the camp – the Oh Yeah Music Centre – on 06 April at 3.30pm. This is where all the bands will perform their newly-written songs. You and your family and friends are invited to come along to this awesome celebration. Please note that GRSNI Rock Camp need to know in advance who will be coming along to the showcase and will ask you for this information nearer the time.
CAMP FEE AND BURSARIES
Camp fee: £90
Pay-it-forward fee: £90 + donation (your donation goes towards subsidising the place of campers from lower income backgrounds).
We need the full course fee to secure your child’s place on the camp. Fees will be non-refundable if you cancel within a week of camp. You will receive an email with details about how to pay after the below form has been completed.
GRSNI is committed to reducing financial barriers for girls who want to participate, and we have fundraised to provide bursaries to girls from low-income households or those of refugee status. If you would like to apply for a subsidised or free place for your child please tell us, using the form below.
Orlaith & Mollie
WHO CAN APPLY?
We are looking for girls and young women* aged 11-14 years old who want to make music and be part of a band in a supportive and like-minded community of peers. They don’t need ANY musical experience at all, and we are especially keen to encourage girls and young women who have never learnt an instrument before. They may have never touched an instrument, and they don’t need to like rock music (we play all sorts of music!). If they want to get involved we want to hear from you!
*GRSNI welcomes applicants who self-identify as female, trans and/or gender non-conforming.
HOW MANY PEOPLE WILL THERE BE AT CAMP?
There will be 16 participants at our camp. Places will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.
The camp is expected to fill up quickly so please make sure to get your application in early so as not to be disappointed. Those who are not accepted this time around will be placed on a waiting list in case any further places become available.
The camp is an intensive three-day programme and your child must be available for the whole time to take part. These are the timings for the camp:
Wednesday 04 – Friday 06 April: 10.00 – 3.30pm
Friday Showcase Concert – 3.30pm (for friends and families of the participants – this event will be invite only)
We take the physical, emotional and psychological well-being of all our camp participants very seriously, and have strict safeguarding and child protection measures in place in order to promote a safe and inclusive environment for girls and young women to thrive and achieve.
If your child is successful in getting a place at Girls Rock School NI Rock Camp Easter 2018 we will contact you again to gather more information about your child’s dietary and medical needs, collection arrangements, and other logistical and practical support needs, to ensure that we are able to provide the best possible experience for her during the camp.
If you have any questions about child protection and safeguarding relating to Girls Rock School NI please do not hesitate to get in touch and we will be very happy to discuss any questions or concerns you might have.
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