Americana Jam Band
July 26-30 | 6-8 pm

Do you love to play tunes but struggle to learn new ones quickly? Do you want to get better playing with other musicians? Does jam-etiquette intimidate you?

Americana Jam Band 2021 is designed for beginning to mid-level students in grades 8-12 who play any instrument. Acoustic instruments are encouraged.

Learn new songs as we discuss tips, tricks, and tools to make jamming and sounding good playing with others easier.

Scroll down to find a sample syllabus of the week's camp and more.

What you'll learn and discuss

So what is Americana? What is a Jam Band? 

‘Americana’ is contemporary music that incorporates elements of various American roots music styles, including country, roots-rock, folk, bluegrass, R&B and blues, resulting in a distinctive sound that lives in a world apart from the pure forms of specific genres.¬† This music form relies heavily on varied acoustic instruments and allows for loose arrangements and improvisation.

This is an intermediate class. Familiarity with open chords, simple rhythms, basic melodies, and some experience playing songs is recommended. All you really need is a love for playing songs with other people who also love songs!

This is a beginning to intermediate class. Familiarity with simple rhythms, basic melodies are recommended. All you really need is a love for playing music with other people!

The camp culminates with a concert on Friday, July 30th.

Concert attendance policy will follow Marathon County and CDC Guidelines and will be communicated to students and families closer to the camp date.

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Registration for Americana Jam Band: $119

Some tuition assistance is available.

Americana Jam Band will take place at WCM.