What we are
Greater Moncton Girls+ Rock Inc. is a registered non-profit community organization serving girls, transgender and gender non-conforming youth, ages 11-17, in Greater Moncton (Moncton, Riverview and Dieppe), New Brunswick, Canada.
What we’re doing
GIRLS+ ROCK CAMP
We held our second 5-day summer music camp in July, 2019. The camp offered musical instrument lessons, guided jam sessions, and several art and education-based workshops on song-writing, t-shirt/button making, band promotion, band photo shoots and more! On the final evening of camp, we held a public showcase event where students performed original songs, in their bands, for the community.
GIRLS+ ROCK JAM SESSIONS
During the school year, students who have attended the summer camps are eligible to sign up for our weekly jam session program. The program offers a 2-hour long guided jam session every week for 6 weeks. Students are assigned to an instrument, form bands with their peers and learn to play cover songs together. On week 6, each band does an audio recording of a cover song which is put together with footage from all six sessions . The band music videos are available on our YouTube channel.
How we’re doing it
We offer our students access to:
1. musical instruments
2. jam-rehearsal space
3. music lessons
4. positive mentorship from local female musicians.
Our programs provide a creative outlet for our students to make friends, build confidence and learn collaborative musicianship.