What we are
Greater Moncton Girls+ Rock Inc. is a registered non-profit community organization primarily 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
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 original songs, in their bands, for the community.
Our next 5-day music camp will be held in July, 2019 .
This year we launched an exciting new weekly jam session program. 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 cover songs together. On week 6, each band gets to do an audio recording of one cover song and shoot footage for a 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 offering access to musical instruments, a professional jam-rehearsal space, formal music lessons and mentorship from professional local female musicians. Our workshops, guided jam sessions, audio-recording sessions and showcase events are designed to provide a creative outlet for our students to have fun and make friends while building confidence and learning collaborative musicianship.
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