Is there a budding stage musician inside you? Have you ever dreamed of standing on stage, with people you didn’t know two hours before, playing bluegrass in front of tens of enthusiastic fans? (Dreams have to start somewhere.)
The Bluegrass Band Scramble may be for you! RSVP today: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfvMNkqDVtuXn9gySbE7QxiPgYqSEEEp2O6MtF4NY2OUSNDUg/viewform
If you’ve ever played in a jam session, or if you can play three chords in rhythm, come out to CCM on May 4th at noon, and try your hand. Musicians enter the Scramble individually, and bands are created by picking names out of hats – one for each instrument, so bands have the tools they need. You and your new bandmates then have a two-hour practice session, with coaching from CCM instructors, to prepare songs and stage patter for a three-song turn in front of a sound system and a live audience.
The Scramble is purely for experience and enjoyment. There’s no competition, and there are no prizes, just the chance to meet up and perform with other musicians from the area, and try your skills in front of an audience. Come out and have fun!
The Band Scramble is part of the West Concord Cultural District ArtWeek. The afternoon includes a lecture on the origins and culture of bluegrass music by musicologist and CCM Faculty member, Ian Goldstein.
WHAT: CCM Bluegrass Band Scramble, Lecture on Bluegrass Music by CCM Faculty member, Ian Goldstein, Concert
WHERE: Concord Conservatory of Music, 1317 Main St., Concord, MA
WHEN: 12:00 PM Band Scramble participants
3:15 PM Bluegrass lecture – Free and open to the public
3:45 PM Unveiling of the ArtScramble
4:00 PM Live Concert – Free and open to the public
WHO: You, if you can play three chords in rhythm or are advanced and all in between
COST: Yeah, we have to cover our costs, $20 payable at the door for Band Scramble participants.
The final concert at 4:00 PM is free to the public.
Please RSVP at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfvMNkqDVtuXn9gySbE7QxiPgYqSEEEp2O6MtF4NY2OUSNDUg/viewform
Or, just show up to enjoy the Bluegrass Band Scramble!
Concord Conservatory of Music (CCM) is an energetic community of people who are passionate about music education. CCM enrolls over 400 students annually and offers programs for all ages and abilities. As a non-profit school, CCM serves Concord, MA, and 15 surrounding communities. Its curriculum includes private instruction, group classes, and performance opportunities.