Happy New Year from all of us at Tennessee Teens Rock Camp! We couldn’t be more excited to move into our third year of TNTRC. Since camp, we’ve been working to raise money for our Adopt-a-Camper fund. We kicked off our fundraising season with a recurring event we call “Night of the Living Cover Bands” right around Halloween. We had a raffle and a costume contest, and a bunch of local bands including Heavy Cream, Tristen, The Non-Commissioned Officers, Spaceship of the Imagination, and Uncle Skeleton, all did sets of cover songs. And hey, YEAH! has another Night of the Living Cover Bands coming up on March 17th! That’ll be in Murfreesboro at Wallstreet. Don’t forget to wear green!
In December, another group of local musicians organized a production of Les Miserables “In Concert,” and donated all the proceeds to TNTRC and our partner program, Southern Girls Rock n’ Roll Camp. Almost everyone involved with the production has been a volunteer or donor for one of YEAH!’s rock camps, and it was an honor to see the people who make rock camp possible creating a whole new and different kind of art–in the form of musical theater. This holiday season, we were thankful for the endless generosity of our volunteers whose talents are a beautiful and constant contribution to this community.
Possibly our biggest news yet, however, is the addition of a second session of TNTRC! Due to overwhelming demand, YEAH! has decided to open a session of TNTRC in Murfreesboro this summer, in addition to the Nashville session. TNTRC-Murfreesboro will take place June 11-16 at the McFadden School of Excellence.
Upcoming Rock Camp events include:
- January 20th, SGRRC Showcase Premier (ALL registered 2012 campers get in free!)
- February 17th, TNTRC-Nashville Benefit: Valentine’s Day Prom at the 5 Spot
- March 17th, SGRRC and TNTRC-Murfreesboro Benefit: Night of the Living Cover Bands at Wallstreet
Last but not least–Early Bird Registration is open until February 1st–that means a 15% discount on camp tuition for just another few weeks. Tell your friends and give some rock camp love.
Happy 2012, everyone! Cheers to a rockin’ new year.