Bach to Rock Carmel was able to successfully conduct summer camps amid the coronavirus pandemic in the summer of 2020.
“We were able to operate camps last year, and from that were able to perfect how to create safe and awesome camp experiences in these unique COVID times,” Bach to Rock Fishers owner/Director Kellie Miles-Fink said. “Each of our camp options are a fun and engaging week of musical education.”
Bach to Rock Fishers opened Feb. 15 and the grand opening is set from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 6. Miles-Fink was formerly the assistant director of Bach to Rock Carmel. Camps will run at the Carmel and Fishers locations Monday through Friday every week of the summer starting the week of May 31 through July 30. Bach To Rock will offer morning and afternoon camp options for Rock Band, Intro to DJ, Music Production and Rock City World Tour camps throughout the summer.
Rock Band, Music Production and Intro to DJ are offered for students ages 7 and older and will run from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for the morning sessions and 12:30 to 4 p.m. for the afternoon sessions. Families can choose to combine morning and afternoon camps to create a full-day experience.
Rock City World Tour is for ages 3 to 7. The camp runs from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for the morning sessions and from 1 to 4 p.m. for the afternoon sessions. The camps will run in-person at Bach to Rock Fishers. Each session has a maximum enrollment of five students per camp.
“Rock Band campers will spend their week truly becoming a band,” Miles-Fink said. “Band members will pick out their band name, the instrument they would like to play for the week and their set list. The week is then spent learning their set and preparing for the end-of-the-week concert.”
Miles-Fink said In the Music Production Camp, students have access to state-of-the-art recording technologies.
“Each camper will get hands-on experience manipulating sound in an industry-level environment,” she said. “Students will work together and as individuals to create their own music and sound while learning the foundations of Pro Tools software. Our Intro to DJ Camp is an aspiring DJ’s dream to getting a jump start on learning how to mix songs, scratch sounds and create their first set list. Students will familiarize themselves with Serato and Ableton technologies and use their week to create a two- to three-song mini-mix to perform at the end of the program.”
Miles-Fink said Rock City World Tour is an excellent camp option for younger students.
“This camp will take students on an adventure of learning about music with instruments as diverse as the African hand-drums to Australian didgeridoos,” she said. “Students play and explore music and instruments with guided movement activities and musically inspired story-telling experiences. This rockin’ week of camp culminates with a performance to highlight the many musical elements learned by the campers.”