Music’s Edge Summer Rock Camp is back at the WOW Hall for 2023. This year’s camp is: August 14-18, with performance on Friday, August 18th.
This will be the WOW Hall’s 16th year hosting the very successful Music’s Edge Rock Camp for ages 10 to 18. Each camp goes full-steam all week and ends with a full-blown, rockin’ show, with all the lights and sound that would make any rock star proud.
Music’s Edge at the WOW Hall is interested in all skill levels and all instruments. Tim McLaughlin heads up a very pro staff that includes John Shipe, John Raden, Cameron Wick, Dan Mahoney, Kurt Catlin, and daily special guest artists. Music’s Edge will feature different workshops each day with music industry professionals and performers.
Notes the Register Guard: “In an age when reality TV show contests spotlight the glamour of the music business, the camp participants seem focused on the right things.”
“It’s meant to be life changing to some degree,” reports the Eugene Register Guard. ”It can take a lifetime to learn some of these skills.”
The camp lasts from Monday through Friday and goes from 9:30 am to 3:00 pm. The students will be divided into different bands based on age, ability, and interest. The week will be spent rehearsing a set of rock, metal, funk, jazz, blues, hip-hop and pop tunes to be performed on the WOW Hall stage at the end of each camp, as well as a second performance the following day at a different outdoor venue. Each group plays music that best suits their ability and interest as well as what fits their style.
“Tim McLaughlin is the best band leader I’ve ever met,” reports one Music’s Edge Rocker. “He knows how to control a group this size and rein it in.”
Monday-Friday 9:30 am – 3:00 pm
9:30 – noon: warm-up, get focused, rehearse
Noon -12:20 pm: lunch
12:20 pm – 1:00 pm: Guest artist performance
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm: rehearse in ensembles