Scholarships are available for local students to attend FolkWest’s third annual Pagosa Bluegrass Camp for Kids May 31-June 2 at Reservoir Hill Park.
The camp is open to students age 8-17 of all musical ability levels, and will provide an opportunity to explore traditional music in a supportive environment.
Class sizes are limited to seven students per instructor to provide personalized instruction from the highly qualified faculty members, who have taught thousands of children across the U.S., Canada and Ireland at similar camps. Students will pick three different classes from the following choices: Banjo, Bass, Dance, Fiddle, Guitar, Mandolin, Vocals, Songwriting and Jamming. Many courses offer beginning, intermediate and advanced levels.
The three-day intensive camp goes from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. daily and intersperses group activities throughout the day, including one block of band class where students form ensembles. These student bands will perform on the festival stage at the end of camp concert that takes place at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 2.
Students and their families are welcome to camp on Reservoir Hill, giving the kids even more opportunity for playing and learning around the campfire with newfound friends.
Tuition for the camp is $225. Thanks to a grant from the La Plata Electric Roundup Foundation, there are five $100 and five $200 scholarships available for local students to attend the Pagosa Bluegrass Camp for Kids. If you would like to apply for a scholarship, contact Crista at 731-5582 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline to apply is Friday, May 6, but scholarships may be awarded prior to that date.
Additional information about the camp is available online at www.folkwest.com.
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