Learn to play all of your favorite pop songs in a group with your friends!
The Top 40 Hits Band Camp is perfect for kids with a modern taste in pop music. We’ll learn to play all sorts of hits from the last couple of years, and students will gain pop songwriting knowledge in the process. Our skilled band directors will put together an awesome setlist of fun songs for our campers to learn, with the ultimate goal of performing for their parents and friends at the end of the week. Playing in a band can help foster a love for music that most of our students didn’t even know they had! To join our Top 40 Band Camp, please have at least one year of private lesson experience on any instrument.
Our Top 40 Hits Band Camp is available in three age groups: Ages 8-10, and Ages 11-13, and Ages 14-17. Campers do not need to be enrolled in private lessons at the time of the camp and do not need to be So i Heard Music students.
WHAT A TYPICAL DAY LOOKS LIKE:
- 9:00 am – Morning Ice Breakers & Listening Sessions
Ice breakers are an essential part of getting to know and building a bond with your fellow campers! Campers will get the chance to share some of their favorite music and even influence the setlist for the week!
- 10:00 am – Jam session
Our morning jam session is relaxed and casual – it allows our campers to try out all sorts of different instruments while learning some basic skills on each one. Our band directors will help students figure out parts and use this jam session to assign instruments for the showcase at the end of the week.
- 11:00 am – Lessons & Skill Building
Campers will separate into small groups or will work solo at a private workstation. Each camper or small group will focus on an assigned instrumental task and skill for the day on the instrument that they selected during the morning jam session.
- Noon – Lunch break
- 1:00-3:30 pm – Setlist practice
Campers will apply their new skills to a band setting. The band director will spend time working on skills and parts with each camper so that everyone has fun. These afternoon sessions will ultimately culminate in a Friday performance for our parents and friends!
- 3:30-5:00 pm – Optional Aftercare
Our camps officially end at 3:30 pm, but for those parents who need it, we provide optional aftercare until 5:00 pm for a fee. Your students will be able to continue practicing their instrument, or work at a private station and unwind from a long day.