Alabama Blues Project
712 25th Avenue
Northport, AL 35476
Phone (205) 752-6263
Fax (205) 752-6662 firstname.lastname@example.org
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Blues Camp Kids & Instructors Come
Together for Extravaganza Performance
In its 16th year of providing after-school Blues Camps for Tuscaloosa area children, the Alabama Blues Project presents the annual Blues Extravaganza. This unique community event brings people together from all walks of life to celebrate the end of the semester with performances by two youth bands and several professional instructors.
The 2013 Blues Extravaganza will be held at Stillman College in the Wynn Fine Arts Center on May 11, 2013 beginning at 2 p.m. Admission is $10 for ages 12 and up, $5 for children. To purchase tickets, call (205) 752-6263 or visit www.alabamablues.org.
The Blues Camp’s Beginning Band is comprised of 35 kids playing their choices of guitar, harmonica, vocals, drums and bass guitar. Their set will feature classic blues favorites that they have learned during the once-a-week, 11-session camp. The ABP’s prominent Advanced Band has grown to a 12-piece this Spring, and they will please the crowd with their variety of tunes. In addition, the talented Blues Camp instructors that will showcase their experience include B.J. Miller, SharBaby, Herman Bell, Dave Crenshaw, John Haloway, Stuart Bond, Mike London, Rachel Edwards and more.
Looking for a way to cure those Summer time blues?
Our Award Winning Summertime Blues Camp is here again!
The Alabama Blues Project is seeking out west central Alabama’s future musicians and artists for our 2013 ABP Summertime Blues Camp. The week-long, full day program is an exciting opportunity for students who want to learn how to play blues on harmonica, drums, guitar or vocals at a variety of skill levels.
Summertime Blues Camp will be held July 15-19 at University Church of Christ in Tuscaloosa. For more information please contact Cara Smith at (205) 752-6263 or email@example.com. You may also find out much more about our Summertime Blues Camp online at www.alabamablues.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. In addition to music lessons, our Summertime Blues Camp gives students the chance to take folk art lessons and express themselves in a variety of artistic mediums. At the end of the week, our budding superstars will treat their family and friends to a performance at an Open House Blues Café.
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 Open House Blues Café at the end of Blues Camp helps introduce a wider audience to Alabama’s living blues culture. Plus, Summertime Blues Camp is loads of fun and many students make lasting friendships.
The Alabama Blues Project is sponsored by National Endowment for the Arts, Alabama State Council on the Arts, D’Addario, Puffin Foundation, and many other kind organizations, businesses and individuals.
Blues Camps bring a diverse mix of children, from all walks of life, together for a positive learning experience. The ABP has been awarded the national Coming Up Taller Award by the President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities and a Keeping the Blues Alive (KBA) award from the prestigious Blues Foundation.
Our award-winning blues camps preserve the blues and
pass it on to the next generation. How can you help?
The Alabama Blues Project's Blues Camps give youth positive ways to express emotions through blues music. The program is a mixture of hands on music instruction taught by professional musicians, a life-skills curriculum, and blues history lessons. By practicing and performing together, Blues Camp students learn teamwork, social skills, discipline, and improve their self-confidence.
We invite you to help subsidize the program costs for at-risk children who attend our 2013 Spring After-School Blues Camp. The registration per child is $175 for the semester, and approximately 70% of our students come from low income families and attend for no cost or a for a reduced rate. Any donation to defray the cost of providing the Alabama Blues Project's After-School Camps is appreciated! The ABP is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and your donation is tax deductible to the extent allowed the law.
or mail your donation* to:
Alabama Blues Project Blues Camp Support Fund
712 25th Avenue
Northport, AL 35476
* Please make checks payable to Alabama Blues Project
We would greatly appreciate any financial assistance you can provide to help us continue to touch children's lives with the lessons and inspiration of the blues.
Blues is the roots of all music, and Alabama is full of musicians. The Alabama Blues Project will connect them in a competition for their first-ever Battle of the Blues Bands. Proceeds from registration and ticket sales will benefit the ABP’s award-winning after-school and summer Blues Camps.
The event will take place on October 12, 2013 at the historic Bama Theatre in downtown Tuscaloosa. The Alabama Blues Project is now accepting applications which can be found online at www.alabamablues.org. For further information or to have an application sent by mail, please call (205) 752-6263 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Battle of the Blues Bands is not limited to strictly Blues bands, but musicians are to play any style of Blues in the competition. Each act will perform for a minimum of eight minutes, but no more than 20 minutes. Talent will be divided into two groups: Adult (21 and up) and Youth (under 21).
Bands will be judged in three different areas of concentration: Blues, Showmanship and Talent. Adult prizes include an invitation to the prestigious International Blues Challenge in Memphis, a professional photo shoot and $500 cash. Youth prizes include a set at the 2014 ABP Blues Extravaganza, website design and a CD EP recording. A band is NOT limited to just one prize.