Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Rock On America Jam Camp Concert

Congratulations to all of the Band Members from this summer's Rock on America Jam Camp. You guys rocked the house!

This summer, 29 kids were able to participate in this intense program that challenged them to take their playing skills to another level while they learned what it takes to play successfully in a band. Five bands were formed, matching kids who enjoyed playing the same type of music and were at similar skill levels and in the same age group. They met for 2 hours every week for 8 weeks. Then..it was time to hit the stage and strutt their stuff!

On Friday, August 14th two bands took the Rick's stage and played to a full house of family and friends. The Bands were:

Metal Health
Guitar – Krystopher Hayward
Bass Guitar – Christian Kalunian
Drums – Devon Machado
Guitar – Curtis Sylvia
Guitar – Andrew Zucker

Vocal, Guitar, Piano - Jake Bernardo
Guitar – Tim Costa
Guitars, Vocals – Danny Griffin
Guitar – Mike Maloney
Bass Guitar – Josh Monson
Guitar – Jordan Parnther
Drums – Cam Tavares

On Friday, August 21st the other three bands had their turn at playing on the Rick's stage, filling Rick's to the brim with their families & friends. The Bands were:

Power Train
Guitar- Lucas Beaulieu
Vocals - Robbie Catalano
Bass - Guitar Michael Coffran
Keyboard - Justin Fogerty
Guitar - Garrett Godfrey
Drums - Jake Mall
Guitar - Jake Mitchell
Guitar - Josh Slade

The Dented Fenders
Bass Guitar - Jared Celia
Guitar - Max Chronister
Guitar - Lyn Kotuby
Guitar - John Krone

.0 (pronounced “Point Zero”)
Keyboard, Vocals - Melissa Darling
Guitar, Keyboard - Erin Kelly
Vocals, Keyboard - Andrea LeClerc
Drums - Kelly McCarthy
Bass Guitar - Ben Sorgman

On the 21st, the surprise special guests, Thr33+4, came back for an encore performance.

This was an awesome year! Many, many thanks to our Band Coaches who made this all possible: Mark Carvalho, Jon Francis, Louis LoCicero, and Bill Sukeforth. And special appreciation goes to Jon and our staff members who helped coordinate the Program and the Concert events.

Most of all, we'd especially like to recognize the Band Parents who gave this great opportunity to their kids and the families who gave their support at the concerts. You have given them an experience that they will not forget.

“Rock On” America! Jam Camp 2009

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by rnrsantos

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