Today is the final day of Rebel Girl Rock Camp, a week-long camp for youth focusing on developing music skills and being in a band. There's been screen-printing workshops, songwriting workshops, recording workshops, band photos, karaoke, some amazing local bands at lunch time, a lot of apples eaten, lots of laughs and cool rock moves.
I've written about the camp before, and I am one of the organizers (and co-band coach for Psych <---amazing band, check them out), so the last day is bittersweet for me. I am so happy at everyone's progress, I can't stop singing the super catchy songs and I wish rock camp could last forever. On the other hand, I'm so glad that now these bands get to (hopefully) exist in the world beyond the Khyber. Fostering and promoting female musicians was what this was all about, and while the week has been great, I really hope the drive to play music continues outside of camp. Maybe if we cheer loud enough.
This Saturday evening at 6pm (August 24), the doors of the Pavilion will open to the camp's final showcase. Fuzzy Does'nt, MMELTZ, Psych, Bad Apples with support from DJ Meggy Baby, MC Cheryl Hann and camp counsellors extraordinaire Old and Weird. It's $5 and all ages. Bring your little sis.