Keith School’s Summer Rocks rock camp starts June 18

Three different sessions of Rock University’s Summer Rocks camp set for June 18-22, June 25-29, July 9-13

Registration is under way for Rock University’s Summer Rocks camp, Rockford’s only rock music day camp.

Returning for a fourth year, Summer Rocks will host three sessions starting June 18 and running through July 13. Specific session times and dates are as follow (all times are 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.):

Session I—June 18-22

Session II—June 25-29

Session III—July 9-13 (advanced session, audition required)

Sponsored by Keith School and created by professional musicians, Summer Rocks is an exciting and innovative way for aspiring musicians (ages 11-17) to develop their music potential.

“Our instructors are really hands-on with the kids,” said Annette Schryver, event organizer. “There is nothing like this in the area where musicians of all skill levels can work and learn from professionals who have made a living performing.”

Designed to help attendees pursue their rock music dreams, Summer Rocks lists eight main goals for all its students:

Provide useful musical instruction to students of all skill levels;

Develop practice skills and discipline to set goals;

Build self-esteem and confidence;

Promote teamwork;

Create an opportunity for collaboration and networking with fellow musicians;

Encourage and nurture the love of music and peforming;

Perform live in a concert setting; and

Learn to have fun.

In addition to the ongoing instruction that offers a student-to-staff ratio of six to one, campers also get to play in bands under the direction of a faculty coach. One of the highlights each week includes an opportunity for campers to perform Friday nights at the Sinnissippi Park Band Shell.

On the Keith School campus at 1 Jacoby Place, Rockford, cost for each Summer Rocks session is $375. Tuition includes classes, instruction and materials. Each student is asked to bring an instrument.

To register, contact Annette Schryver at (815) 399-8850, ext. 121, or sign up at More information about Keith School is available at

from the June 6-12, 2007, issue

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