What we are
Greater Moncton Girls+ Rock Inc. is a registered non-profit community organization primarily serving girls, transgender and gender non-conforming youth in Greater Moncton (Moncton, Riverview and Dieppe), New Brunswick, Canada, and surrounding areas.
What we’re doing
We held our first 5-day summer music camp in Aug, 2018. 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 in their bands for the community.
Our next 5-day music camp will be held in the summer of 2019 .
In Jan, 2019 we launched an exciting new weekly jam session program offered to our alumni students. The program offers 2-hour long guided jam sessions every week for 6 weeks. Students are assigned to an instrument, form bands with their peers and learn to play songs together. On week 6, each band gets to do an audio recording of one song and shoot footage for music video. The videos are available to the public on our YouTube channel.
How we’re doing it
We achieve our goals by hosting programs that offer access to musical instruments, a professional jam-rehearsal space, formal music lessons, and mentorship from local female musicians. Our workshops, guided jam sessions, audio-recording sessions and showcase events are designed to provide an outlet for our students to carve a creative space for themselves in our community while having fun and learning collaborative musicianship.