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Rock Chops Band Camp

One-week half-day summer camp for teens aged 12-18.

Spark creativity, inspire collaboration and gain confidence by learning new songs and jamming in a rock band!

EMCS Band Room, July 17-21, 2023

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This is a one-week, half-day camp for experienced beginner and intermediate players. Each day students will spend time learning new repertoire, practicing rhythm, singing, and jamming together. Students will learn the art of playing in a band through listening, responding, and improvising. 

Cost: $250

There will be one 50% scholarship available. Please let us know in the application if you need financial aid. Scholarship will go to a kid who demonstrates commitment and passion for their chosen instrument (guitar, bass, keyboards, drums, vocals).

Apply Today!

Applications for the Summer 2023 camp will close on Friday, June 16. Applicants are asked to submit 1 or 2 short videos showcasing their playing/singing. Successful applicants will be notified the week of June 19 and will be required to make payment to secure their spot. For any further questions, please contact Brian hello(at)brianjames(dot)ca

Meet The Team

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Brian James

Founder & Lead Instructor

I started playing guitar after I heard the car crash in Kiss' Detroit Rock City and thought that if a guitar could make those sounds, I gotta learn it!

It didn't take me long to figure out that those sounds weren't actually made by a guitar, but by that time I was already hooked.

I played in multiple bands throughout highschool and attended Berklee College of Music in Boston. I dropped out of music school, but never dropped music. Over the decades, music has given me an outlet for my creativity and a way to connect and collaborate with others. Rock & Roll truly saved my soul.

It's been a longtime dream to facilitate a youth rock camp and I'm glad it's happening in Sooke. I grew up in a small town like Sooke and know firsthand the struggles facing kids who don't fit into conventional programs. Some of us are just born to rock.


For those about to rock,
we salute you!

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