Our Spring Afterschool Camp will be Thursdays starting Feb.12 at Arcadia Elementary in Tuscaloosa. The camp is designed for beginner, intermediate, and advanced students ages 8-18. Advanced students should contact the Alabama Blues Project Office for auditions. Financial aid available and students can choose instruction in their choice of guitar, harmonica, drums, or vocals. For more information or to register, please contact Paula Demonbreun at (205) 752-6263 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
We offer blues music education through Spring and Fall afterschool camps and a weeklong intensive summer camp. Students are grouped together according to their skill level and instrument of choice, and each camp ends with a showcase concert of what the children have learned. Our students are taught by some of the best professional blues musicians of our state, and they also learn blues history along with a life skills curriculum. At the end of the program, our budding superstars will treat their family and friends to a performance at the end of camp.
There are many educational benefits of attending blues camp. Musical skills and group performance improves students’ self esteem and teamwork and can further their goals in becoming more involved at school and in their community. The performance at the end of Blues Camp helps introduce a wider audience to Alabama’s living blues culture. Plus, After-school Blues Camp is loads of fun and many students make lasting friendships.