Battle of the Bands
This is our big summer day camp event, and it will be a fun one! Students will be divided into bands by age/experience level. This is not for existing bands, rather a "band scramble"type of event, where kids of similar ability levels will be grouped together after arrival. If there is a fairly disparate ability level, bands will be judged in 2 categories- beginner and advanced.
After band practice, which will be supervised by our teachers and some of our older student "mentors", the bands will have a chance to do a " dress rehearsal" on stage, before the doors open and parents arrive. The day will end with the bands competing for our judges, a panel of local pro musicians. Each band will play 2 songs, and cash prizes will be awarded to the winning bands. This event is open to students of Wilson School of Strings and other area student musicians between the ages of 6-16.
Bands will be judged on the following 4 categories, with a possible perfect score of 25 in each category:
Overall ability- the level of proficiency that each band member demonstrates on their instrument
Band cohesiveness- how well the band listens and interacts with each other
Audience interaction- the level of attention the band pays to the audience-smiling, emceeing between songs, added humor
Audience response- How the audience responds to each band, cheering, laughter, and the volume of the applause
11 am - Student drop off
11:15 - Orientation
11:30 - Band Scramble- band members are announced, song choices are drawn, mentors for each band are introduced, and band names are created using our "Band Name Generator"
12:00-1:00 - First Class- students are divided by instrument, to learn their parts for the songs they will be playing with their band
1:00-1:30 - Lunch break
1:30-2:30 - Band Practice with mentors
2:30 - Snack break
2:45 - Band Practice Round 2
4:00 - Stage Dress Rehearsal- practice band positioning, stage set up, plan who will stand where and practice with mics
5:30 - Doors Open!
6:00 - Competition starts!
Battle of the Bands Day Camp takes place on Friday, June 14th, 11am-7:30pm at Faith Missionary Baptist Church, 1561 Sam Bass Road, Round Rock, TX
Cost is $75/student. Bands will be formed at the camp, and will compete for cash prizes. The event is open to young musicians between the age of 6-16, with at least 1 year of experience on their instruments.
We are limited to 10 students per each of the following instruments: Piano, bass/guitar, ukulele, violin, vocals.
Students need not be learning at Wilson School of Strings, or even play one of the above instruments, but will need to contact us for more information if they do not meet those criteria.