As Summer Rock Camp quickly approaches, we thought it would be a good idea to answer some of the most common questions we get about our program.
Rock Camp and Rock Camp 2.0 FAQs
How much does it cost?
Summer Rock Camp – Our Summer Rock Camp program is $650. Let’s break that down for a sec… we ask for a 50% deposit when you sign up, and the remaining $325 at the first day of camp. The student receives over 50 hours of band time in the 2 weeks they take the camp and the concert. When you divide the amount of time spent learning music by the price, it works out to be about $13 per hour. Read more here
Rock Camp 2.0 – Rock Camp 2.0 is $325 for 8 weeks of class. All camps are held in @4410 at our Haymarket location.
When are the camps?
Summer Rock Camp – There are 4 camps throughout the summer. Each camp is two weeks (Monday – Friday.) Some students sign up for two separate camps!
Rock Camp 2.0 – Rock Camp 2.0 is held once a week for 8 weeks. Bands meet from 6:00pm – 7:30pm. We offer 2.0 camps on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday!
Who teaches the camps?
For both Summer Rock Camp AND Rock Camp 2.0 – We are lucky enough to have the best band coaches around. Our most popular teachers will be here this year…Anne, Griffin, Ben, Menzie, Alex, Dan…. All returning for another great summer! Our band coaches have TONS of experience and have taught MANY camps with amazing results.
Do I need experience?
Summer Rock Camp – No! You do not need experience to join a band at CMC. We have helped plenty of students learn to play with a band for the first time. In the summer you will come Monday – Friday for 4 hours, for 2 weeks. That’s more than enough time for anyone to rock out!
Rock Camp 2.0 – For Rock Camp 2.0, we find that some experience is needed because of it’s fast pace. Kids that have taken Summer Rock Camp find Rock Camp 2.0 to be a great transition into another band. Some bands stay together and just keep on Rocking!
What age are the students?
Summer Rock Camp – At Summer Rock Camp we have had players from 5 to 50 years old. The most common age for Summer Rock Camp is 9-13 but kids (and adults) of all ages have thrived on our amazing band program.
Rock Camp 2.0 – Rock Camp 2.0 has similar age groups as summer time but we can make bands of all ages!
Where does Rock Camp take place?
Summer Rock Camp – Summer Rock Camp is held at BOTH CMC locations. There are 4 camp dates throughout the summer.
Rock Camp 2.0 – Rock Camp 2.0 is currently only available at our Haymarket and we will expand to Chantilly soon.
When is the concert?
Summer Rock Camp – The Summer Rock Camp concert is held on the Sunday following the last week of the camps. In 2016 it will be on Sunday August 14th.
Rock Camp 2.0 – The Rock Camp 2.0 concert is held on the last week of practice, on the last Friday. All of the Rock Camp 2.0 bands play that show!
Do I have to own an instrument?
For both Summer Rock Camp AND Rock Camp 2.0 – You need your own instrument to practice. If you play guitar, bass, ukulele, violin, viola, cello, clarinet, flute, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, tuba, banjo, mandolin, or harmonica you will bring your own instrument to practice everyday (Yes! all of those instruments have been in our Rock Camp.) If you play piano, drums, or sing we will provide the piano, drum set, or microphone. We also supply all the mics, cables, amps, and sound equipment for each band.
Can I be a rock star?
For both Summer Rock Camp AND Rock Camp 2.0 – YES! Anyone can! No matter your age, experience, instrument, or musical taste….YOU CAN JOIN A BAND HERE!!