We have the philosophy that parents love and that kids embrace that every camper should work relentlessly to improve as a person and musician and to give their all to make their band as strong as possible.
Teen Rock Band 101 is an initial rock band experience, ideal for those who have played their instrument for fewer than 2 years and/or who have limited experience playing in a band. In Rock Band 101, campers learn to listen to each other, select and arrange and rehearse songs together, and prepare for their show with lots of positive coaching and support.
Teen Intermediate/Advanced Rock Bands are ideal for those who have played for more than two years and who have played in bands before. These bands rehearse intensely, meet a high standard of excellence, and headline the show. When applying for these bands it is important to fill out details on the application about playing level, style interest, experience, etc. to help us put together complementary players.
There is an INCREDIBLE SHOW on the last Thursday night of each camp. The show is in a New York City nightclub, with sound, lights, and fog. Many NYCGS shows are at Rebel nightclub, but other shows have been at Arlene Grocery, Fontana's, Kenny's and The Delancy. The kids play at 4:30. The 12-14 year old teens play at 5:30. And the 15-17 year old teens play at 7:30. If you have a younger camper, watch their show, then take them out for dinner, and finally bring them back so they can see what 5 years of practice looks and sounds like!