URock Summer Camp open to students

St. Francis Music Center is offering URock Summer Camp for middle and high school students starting in July and into August. Guitarists, drummers, bassists, vocalists, keyboardists and other musicians who want to form a band are all invited to attend. Participants don’t need a lot of experience on their instrument, just some of the basics.

URock starts at 5 p.m. Friday, July 26 at St. Francis Music Center. The instructors will get to know the students and their abilities and talk them through what it takes to be in a band. The next morning the group will be divided up into bands. Each band will pick a name and songs they’d like to play. The rest of the camp is spent learning music, performance tips, taking band pictures and getting ready to perform.

URock will meet Friday, July 26, from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m., and July 27 – 28 and Aug. 3 – 4, from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. The times will be flexible depending on what works best for each band. Led by Greg Langlois, the instructors will all be musicians with experience in professional bands. The final concert will be held outdoors Wednesday, Aug. 7, as part of the St. Francis Green Fair Folk Festival. The concert will be free and open to the public.

This year the Music Center will also make up a band of fourth- and fifth-graders who have experience playing instruments or are vocalists. Financial aid is available for all who need it.

For more information or to sign up, call the Music Center at (320) 632-0637, stop in at 116 Eighth Ave. S.E., Little Falls or visit the website at www.sfmusiccenter.org.  St. Francis Music Center is a community school for the arts, sponsored by the Franciscan Sisters of Little Falls.