Alabama Blues Project will host its 2014 Summer Blues Camp at the University Church of Christ in Tuscaloosa. The weeklong camp will be July 21-25, 9-5 p.m. The children will participate in art activities and learn about blues history from 9 a.m.- noon, break for lunch, and then receive blues music instruction from 1-5 p.m. Lunch is not provided, and campers can choose between morning, afternoon or all-day sessions. For more information or to register, please contact Paula Demonbreun at (205) 752-6263 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.