For the past week I have had the privilege of volunteering as a band coach for Girls Rock! DC camp. It has been a whirlwind, but Girls Rock! DC camp is coming to a close. The end of camp week is finally upon us. For those of you unfamiliar with GRDC, it is a week-long day camp for Washington, DC area girls, ages 8-18. It teaches girl-empowerment and community building through music. During the week girls receive small-group instruction on instruments, turntables or digital music, form bands or DJ teams, and collaborate to write a song or DJ set which they perform in a showcase at the end of the week. The camp is completely volunteer-run.
I saw the end-of-camp showcase at the 930 Club last year for the first time. It was awe-inspiring. I am not exaggerating. There was such power and beauty in these little girls, pre-teens and teens getting onstage and just rocking out with such confidence. I knew then that I had to get involved. So this week I’ve been a small part in this awesome girl-powered community, co-coaching a band of 8-10 year olds. The band I’m coaching named themselves “Lightning Diamonds!” How cool is that? Tomorrow at 11am all the campers’ bands will be performing onstage at the 930 Club, a dream lots of adult musicians don’t even get to fulfill!
Come on out and support these girls, the DC music community, and the future of Rock! If you have kids or nieces or nephews or friends with kids, bring them along! All children under 8 are free. It is a truly positive, uplifting event! Girls rock!
Girls Rock! DC Camper showcase
10:30 doors/11am show
$10/kids under 8 free