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2019 Old Time Instructional Camp

  • August 06, 2019
  • 7:00 PM
  • August 08, 2019
  • El Rancho Manana

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2019 Old-Time Instructional Camp

Attention all Old-Time Players! Join Steam Machine for the 2019 Old-Time Instructional Camp (also known as Jam Camp) 

Bring your bass, guitar, banjo, or fiddle to this fun, intensive event and get more out of your playing! Camp is open to adults and youth 12 and up. 

Camp Begins: Tuesday, August 6th at 7:00 p.m. with a group jam and ends with the Thursday evening recital on the main stage as part of the main event festivities. 

Cost: $100 until July 1.  $110: July 2 – August 1

What to Expect: Morning classes and breakout sessions will be in instrument groups (divided into fiddle, banjo, and bass/guitar). In the afternoons students can choose between ensembles workshops on playing in a band and playing for dances, or square dance calling. Evenings will include history of some of the repertoire and square dancing.  The camp will close out with all students performing on the Main stage on Thursday evening.

Camping: Participants wishing to stay onsite must pay the $15 per night camping fee ($30 max per vehicle). Minors must camp with an adult. 

Food: Participants are responsible for their own food.  Festival food vendors are generally setup by Thursday afternoon.

Festival Tickets: Jam camp participants must purchase festival tickets for the rest of the weekend if they wish to attend.

Tentative Schedule

Tuesday 

7:00 p.m. Underground Tent - Meet and Greet

7:30 p.m. Jam and Square Dance Callers breakout session while others keep jamming

9:00 p.m. End 

Wednesday

9:30 am - Meet in Underground Tent for location assignments

10:00 am to Noon- Instrument Classes (fiddle, banjo, guitar, bass))

Noon to 1:30- Lunch Break 

1:30 to 2:00- Band Workshop on playing for dances (whole group)

2:00 to 3:30-  Band labs (groups split up into bands)

3:30 to 4:00- Band Lab Feedback

4:00 to 5:00- Breakout Sessions: Square Dance Calling / Instrument care / Repertoire

7:00 - Square Dance and party at the Showcase/Dance Tent (with student bands and callers!) 

Thursday

9:30 to 11:00 a.m. -  Instrument classes

11:00 a.m. to Noon - Waltz Class

Noon to 1:00- Lunch

1:00 to 1:30- Band Workshop on playing into mics, stage presence, arrangements, and being in a band

1:30 to 3:00- Band Labs

3:00 to 3:30- Band Lab Feedback

6:00 pm Showcase on Main Stage 


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