Summer Rock Band Music Camp

Summer Rock Band Camp

Join us at Blue Sky Music Studio for this year's Make the Band camp - a 2 week rock band summer music camp.

Over a 2 week period, participants will be placed in bands, with the focus being on playing with other musicians.  Bands will work on both cover songs AND original music written by the students in the camp. The last 2 days will be a recording session in our state of the art recording studio, where the ensembles will be recorded onto a CD for each student to take home!  Students will be receiving a total of 30 hours in this camp.

2019 Camp: August 5th - August 16th

Register Now - It's easy!

  1. Download the form. (PDF Download)
  2. Fill it out with credit/debit card info or check made payable to 'Blue Sky Music Studios'.
  3. Mail, Email it in or fax it to (518) 478-7863!
  4. Or, just call or visit our music store during store hours.

*Please note that class size is limited, and registrations are accepted on a first come, first served basis. If we receive your payment after a class is full, you will be notified and payment will be returned to you.

Students will work on a variety of topics including:

  • Playing with other musicians
  • Communicating with other musicians
  • Tempo & groove
  • Intonation
  • Time (signature) feels
  • Instrument tone & phrasing
  • Song form
  • Song writing
  • Listening skills

Learn From the Pros

Our music camp instructors are experienced, professional gigging musicians who have played nationally and internationally, and in many live situations ranging from solo restaurant gigs to music festivals in front of thousands of people.  They've played in bands with musicians of varying talent and personalities, and freelanced with musicians they'd previously never met.  Playing music and having fun with others requires specific skills and experience that our instructors will pass on to the students.

Meet Other Players

Whether your child has experience playing with others, or this will be the first time playing in a group, participants often end up continuing their musical relationships well beyond the band camp.  Networking is what the music biz is all about, and it starts right here!  We've seen some of the bands continue on throughout the school year, we've seen drummers and bass players hook up to form bands of their own, and we've seen kids pull others into their existing bands.

Band camp was a fun and immersive experience that I will remember for the rest of my life.  The staff rocked, the experience rocked and the CD rocked even more!

Jack Sossner, participant 2010 - 2014

"Our son was super stoked the first time he attended the Make The Band camp.

He made a CD, a new friend and gained lots of confidence!"

Sheryl K.

"Scott, Thank you!  He loved the guitarists he played with last year. They were very inspiring for him and he hopes for another great experience.  We have been very happy with our experiences at Blue Sky and I recommend it all the time.  Thank you!"

MaryAnn Dunn