Bands

Rock & Jazz Band Programs for All Ages

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ShamRock School of Music CampPerforming in front of others is an important part of learning to sing or play a musical instrument.  With our “Opportunity Rocks” program, students taking lessons at ShamRock always have the opportunity to perform at recitals and open mic nights throughout the year.  This is included in the tuition.

But for students who want to learn how to perform in a band, with others at a similar skill level, we have specialized programs all year long.  Students will learn the concepts of rhythm, timing and melody in working with their peers.  Our camp instructors Vince Genella and Roy Van Tassel have over 40 years of rock performance experience combined.  Our Jazz program instructors, Erica Seguine and Shannon Baker both hold masters degrees in Jazz Composition from William Paterson University.  Bands will set a goal of performing 3-6 songs in a concert in front of friends and family at the end of the program.

Students will learn how to apply their musical skills in a rock band environment, performing 3-6 rock songs by the end of the week. Every type of instrument at any skill level can be included!  Just contact us for details to see which program best fits your needs.

Most camps include the following:

  • ShamRock T Shirt
  • Snacks, soft drinks, juices, water or coffee
  • Team building games and exercises
  • Rock & Jazz history discussions by reviewing videos on our HD flatscreen
  • Choosing a band name
  • 10-15 hours of rehearsal time in our studio
  • Lyrics and tablature
  • Limo ride from ShamRock to the gig at Bardi’s Grill in Pequannock (Courtesy of Travel Limo*)
  • Concert on stage at Bardi’s Grill (or a similar venue) with professional sound & lighting
  • All instrumentation is provided (guitars can be rented for $25 for the length of the program)

Although admission is free for friends and family, all of our concerts serve as a  fundraiser for local causes such as the Pequannock Food Pantry or Flood Relief. Donation amounts are suggested for entry to the show.
ShamRock School of Music CampOnce completing a band program, students may be asked to perform in the future for events such as The Pequannock Street Fair, The Pequannock Ho-Down, Wayne Day, Lincoln Park Day, Summer Concerts at PV Park and other private parties.

Some programs have included rehearsals and performances with world- renowned guest artists like Stu Hamm.  He is an incredible bassist, was nominated for a Grammy, and has performed and recorded with artists such as Steve Vai and Joe Satriani among many others.

Grammy Winning Guitarist and producer, Larry Mitchell performed with our Summer Rock Camp program and has performed on stage and in clinics with students that take lessons at ShamRock.

There is a certain skill level required for different camps. If you're not a current ShamRock student, please call us at 973-839-0100 to schedule an evaluation so we can place you in the best camp for your skill level.

 

2017 Summer Band Programs

View Xtreme Sample 1 / View Xtreme Sample 2 / View Rascal Sample

Time & Days: Monday - Thursday 12-3pm, Friday 10am-3pm (unless noted in description)

Location: ShamRock School of Music. Amps, keyboard, drums and PA all provided.  Guitars avalable for rent. Performance at Jiggs in Butler, 1-2:30 pm. Participants are driven by Travel Limo* of Pompton Plains from ShamRock to performance & Includes lunch.

All performances are recorded and posted on our You Tube Channel ShamRockSchool1. Go there to view over 1,000 videos from all ShamRock student performances since 2013.

Jazz Performance, ages 10-18 with 1 year of playing experience week of 7/10…..$299
This program will be run by instructors Erica Seguine and Shannon Baker who both earned master’s degrees in jazz composition from WPU. The session introduces improvisation techniques leading to the ability to perform as an ensemble w/various roles. All instruments including vocals welcome. The goal is to learn various styles including Blues, Latin & Funk.  Must possess a basic understanding of your instrument so that you can play scales.

Rock Camp 360, ages 10-16, 6 months of experience. week of 7/17…. $399
Extended Hours!!! 10am-3pm, Includes band rehearsals and a performance at the end of the week like our regular camps, but this also includes introductory sessions on Rock History, Recording, Careers in Music, Intro to Music Gear, Songwriting, fun & games!  Please bring your own lunch M-Th.

Reality Rock Session 1, ages 10-16, 6 months of experience, week of 8/7……
This is for students who have a basic understanding of their instrument or vocals.  New band members are welcome to join us to play rock/pop classics like Led Zeppelin, The Beatles, Adele, Twenty-One Pilots and more.  The goal is to perform with limited assistance from the instructors.

Rascal Rockersages 6-10, no experience needed week of 8/14……$299
For kids who want to rock!  Do they bang things at home?  Sing in the car with their friends? Play air guitar?  This is the session for them. They will perform with our instructors.  A fun introduction to playing an instrument and performing. The student does not need to know how to play an instrument.  They just need a desire to rock!

Reality Rock Session 2ages 10-16, 6 months of experience, week of 8/28……
This is for students who have a basic understanding of their instrument or vocals.  See description of Reality Rock Session 1. Will perform at our Endless Summer concert with other ShamRock bands.

 

Weekly Summer Sessions
Rehearsals & Classes take place once per week

Group Vocal Ensemble, Early Summer  $179
2 Performances! National Anthem at The NJ Jackal’s Game on PEQUANNOCK DAY,  Saturday 7/8 in front of thousands on fireworks night and Sunday 7/9 at Tiffs with other ShamRock bands.
ages 9-17.  Thursdays, 6:30pm-7:30pm, June 8-July 6

Includes 5 one-hour classes with vocal instructor Kate Victor.  She will work with the group on technique, lead singing, harmonies and more.  Learn to work with microphones and how to sing in a live environment both solo and with the group.  Class includes ticket to the game for student. Additional ticket information to be announced soon!

Group Vocal Ensemble, Late Summer  $179
Perform at the Pequannock Hoedown 9/16
Thursdays, 6:30pm-7:30pm, August 10-September 14
Includes 6 one-hour sessions.  Same description as above.

Adult Rock Shop, Jam Band Focus, Early Summer  $249
ages 25+, 6 months of playing experience
Thurs. 9:00pm-10:30pm. 5 rehearsals 6/8 - 7/6, Show Sunday 7/9…..$249

Same as our Rock Camps but for Adults! This successful program has made dozens of dreams come true for adults who always wanted to play on stage with a rock band, but never got the chance. We are not as interested in level of talent as much as level of enthusiasm and desire to have fun!

Adult Rock Shop, Pequannock Hoedown, Late Summer $279
Same rehearsal times, 6 rehearsals, 8/10-9/14  Hoedown 9/16

*subject to change, based on availability

 

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2013, 2015, 2016, 2017

 

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New Students Only

 

If you are interested in joining this program, we are always looking for new teen talent to add to the band.  Please call us at 973-839-0100 or email info@ShamRockSchoolofMusic.com for more information.

 

 

Sample Programs

Program: Reality Rock Band
Ages: 11-15
Band Name: The Experience
Bardi’s Grill, Pequannock
Push To Rock Benefit Concert

Set List

  • Johnny B Goode by Chuck Berry
  • Money by Pink Floyd
  • Let It Be by The Beatles
  • Sunshine of You Love by Cream
  • Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
Program: Reality Rock Band
Ages: 10-15
Band Name: Fight To The Top
Bardi's Grill
3/29/15  Dollars For Scholars Benefit Concert

         *Rollin In The Deep

*Separate Ways >

*Jam (written by band member) with solos and introductions

* Carry On Wayward Son


Program: Summer Reality Rock Band
Ages: 11-15
Band Name: Thunder and Lightning
Bardi’s Grill, Pequannock
Food Drive for the Pequannock Food Pantry
Set List
  • Wipeout - The Surfaris
  • Thunder & Lightning Blues
  • Birthday - The Beatles
  • Shoot to Thrill - AC/DC
  • Oh Darling - The Beatles
  • Rock 360 Medley

 

Program: Rascal Rockers Summer Camp
Ages: 7-10
Band Name: Heatwave
Bardi’s Grill, Pequannock
Pequannock Food Pantry Benefit

Set List

  • Yellow Submarine by The Beatles
  • Comedic Improv
  • Old Time Rock N Roll by Bob Seger
  • Linus & Lucy by Vince Guaraldi
  • The Entertainer by Scott Joplin
  • Lollipop by The Chordettes
  • Sunshine of Your Love by Cream

 

Program: Xtreme Rock Advanced Summer Camp
Ages: 12-17
Band Name: Komodo Dragon
Bardi’s Grill, Pequannock
Pequannock Food Pantry Benefit

Set List

  • Smoke on the Water by Deep Purple
  • Escape From Komodo Island by Mitch Edwards (camp participant)
  • Little Wing by Jimi Hendrix
  • Halo Theme by Steve Vai

Program: Sample Xtreme Rock Band Summer Program
Ages: 12-17
Band Name: Joe's Hat
Bardi’s Grill, Pequannock

Set List

  • Superstition by Stevie Wonder
  • White Rabbit by Jefferson Airplane
  • I'll Stand By You by The Pretenders
  • Dani California by Red Hot Chili Peppers
  • Set Fire to the Rain by Adele
  • Blues Jam in Bb
  • My Hero by The Foo Fighters
  • Rolling in the Deep by Adele
  • Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana

Program: Adult Rock Shop
Ages: 25+
Band Name: Lunker Frogg
Push To Rock Benefit Concert

Set List

  • Breakdown by Tom Petty
  • Born on the Bayou by Creedence Clearwater Revival
  • Supersoaker by Kings of Leon
  • The Way You Do The Things You Do by Jerry Garcia
  • Long Train Runnin' by the Doobie Brothers
  • Wagon Wheel by Darius Rucker
  • Livin' On A Prayer by Bon Jovi

 

Program: Jazz Performance Workshop
Greenbury’s Tea Company, Wayne

Set List

  • Mercy, Mercy, Mercy by Joe Zawinul
  • Footprints by Wayne Shorter
  • Song for My Father by Horace Silver
  • Blues in the Night by Johnny Mercer/Harold Arlen

 

All sessions take place at ShamRock School of Music, 595 Newark Pompton Tpke. Pompton Plains, NJ