Classes & Camps
Rock Band Land offers a variety of enriching and exciting experiences, through camps and classes that incorporate creative storytelling, music, visual arts, and performances. From writing stories to producing and performing music, from art and video projects to improvised comedy, our goal is to encourage every young and young at heart rocker or artist to fly their freak flag from atop one of the many mountains in our imagined, but very real, world.
ROCK OUT - AGES 5 thru 9
Rock Out is a kid-fueled, nonstop volcano of creative collaboration. In these 6-week classes rockers will form a band, write a story, help shape the story into a killer rock song, record the song, and the classes culminate with the bands performing their songs live at THE BIG SHOW!
RBL Monkey-Donkey law now requires that a child must be five years old on or before September 1, 2019 to be legally eligible for Rock Out. Rockers younger than this are invited and encouraged to enroll in Pre-K Rock Out (below).
PRE-K ROCK OUT - 4 - 5 YEAR OLDS
RBL Monkey-Donkey Law now requires that a child must be five years old on or before September 1, 2019 to be legally eligible for Rock Out. Rockers younger than this, you've come to the right place.
In Pre-K Rock Out, the band will explore a different Rock Band Land hit song and its companion story. Rockers will experiment on all of the musical instruments (drums, guitar, bass, keyboard, microphone, and percussion), and work towards a recording session where they will track vocals on their song. The focus of this class is on creativity, collaboration, and most of all fun!
This class is a fantastic introduction to Rock Band Land and we’ve seen remarkable creative growth among the rockers who began in Pre-K Rock Out and then continued to Rock Out.
ELDER ROCK OUT - AGES 40+
Parents: we know you have secret rock dreams, too. Perhaps not so secret, even. We know because your dreams have protested in the streets of our dreams, calling for the creation of a Rock Out for grown-ups.
GHOST LAB ROCK OUT - AGES 9 thru 13
Under the expert tutelage of FROG, rockers with curiosity about turning music inside out will learn to explore a virtual bazaar of vinyl, cassette, and field recordings. They’ll identify the idea(s) they find most compelling and pull them from the mix of previously recorded sound, extracting them like ghosts.
VIDEO BING BONG - AGES 7 - 12
Video Bing Bong (VBB) is for our media making weirdo artist rockers at Rock Band Land. In VBB, the artists will form a production team and learn a series of visual art and photo / video art techniques. Together, they'll work toward the creation of one collaborative video that will be based on an original RBL song and story. Each week the VBB artists will learn some variety of skills including but not limited to camera and flash techniques, lighting, stop motion animation, green screen application, drawing, painting, mixed media collage, script writing, blocking, editing, storyboarding, and comic book making. The class will conclude with a public screening of the artists’ video work at either the RBL Big Show or in The Great Hall.
DRUM OUT - AGES 7 thru 13
In Drum Out we'll create an original polyrhythmic piece with the drummers based on their individual levels and experience. We'll cover reading drum charts, we'll introduce the fundamentals for drumming, we'll write and play some crazy parts, and we'll have a blast doing so. No experience necessary but having some rhythm definitely helps!
SING OUT - AGES 7 thru 12
In Sing Out our choralists will select songs from the vast RBL canon of songs and with the help of our RBL teachers they’ll arrange the songs as choral pieces, work on developing vocal technique, harmony, and counterpoint.
SCHOOL YEAR CAMPS - AGES 5 thru 12
Rock Band Land offers mind-blowing weeklong Rock Out and Video Bing Bong camps, and day camps throughout the school year.
RBL camps are unlike any other. In them the artists formerly known as your children, will rock out, write and develop stories, make a music video, create and visual art projects, crack a billion jokes and follow whatever creative fancy they might have. They’ll play improv games, play at the park, have recording sessions (both musical and comedy based), explore the different instruments of rock and roll, and experience performing in front of their fellow artists, as well as in front of a large audience of adoring fans*.
*Final performances and video screenings are only for weeklong camps.
RBL Clubhouse - Ages 6 thru 12
Saturday nights are party nights at Rock Band Land. RBL Clubhouse is an opportunity for all young rockers, artists, and weirdos to take refuge inside the walls of Castle Bing Bong and explore whatever RBL activity that strikes their fancy. RBL Clubbers will choose from rocking out in Sunrise Studio (RBL's recording studio) or The Loose Tooth (RBL's hidden music venue), they can work on an art project in Tower Bing Bong, or they can design and build structures, play games, and listen to stories in Donkicorn Meadow. The evening will wrap with the clubbers enjoying some comedy shorts and animations in The Great Hall while munching on perfectly popped popcorn.