Now entering its eighteenth year, Mr. Hetfield's Rock and Roll Summer Camp begins on July 24 and continues through August 4, 2017. Come see our performance August 3 on the Rusty Rudder deck in Dewey Beach. The camp is open to aspiring rock and roll musicians from ages 8 to 16. Mr. Hetfield's Rock and Roll Summer Camp is run by director Walt Hetfield. Mr. Hetfield has been the music teacher at Rehoboth Elementary School for the past twenty-five years. He is also an active rock and roll musician.
The camp is open to most instruments and vocalists. One of the primary goals of the camp is to take students who have been taking private or school band lessons on various instruments and getting them into an ensemble-playing situation. Mr. Hetfield's Rock and Roll summer camp is a place for them to meet and play with other young musicians.
There is no formal audition, but campers need to have a rudimentary knowledge of their instrument. All interested guitarists should know basic chords (i.e. G, C , D , E, A major and minor) and a scale pattern or two. Drummers should have some familiarity with a drum set, etc. Keyboard players should be at least graduated to level two. Saxes and trumpets and other wind instruments are always welcome.
Activities include a recording sessions at MSA studios, live performances at The Rusty Rudder and Bethany Blues in Lewes, clinics, and visits to music dealers. Camp sessions will take place this year Rehoboth Elementary School in Rehoboth Beach DE. Rehoboth Beach is also known as "The Nations Summer Capitol" due to it's proximity to New York, Baltimore, Philadelphia and Washington DC. Many families arrange their vacation's to coincide with the camp. Camp families have been known to board fellow campers on occasion. We hope to see you there. Download and send your application and deposit today!
The cost of the camp is $400. $150 deposit is due with the and $250 is due the first day of camp.
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