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British Invasion Camp – Beatles (4 days)
May 31, 2016 @ 9:00 am - June 3, 2016 @ 5:00 pm MST
British Invasion Camp – Beatles (4 days) – $400
GRAND OPENING SPECIAL = $300
This camp is for those who want to delve into the Beatles music and have fun learning the parts both on instruments and also working hard on the vocal harmonies. The Beatles music might sound easy but when you dig into it, you find there were a lot of things going on and the four of them were some of the most creative musicians to walk the planet.
The Beatles were an English rock band, formed in Liverpool in 1960. With members John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr, they became widely regarded as the foremost and most influential act of the rock era. Rooted in skiffle, beat, and 1950s rock and roll, the Beatles later experimented with several genres, ranging from pop ballads and Indian music to psychedelia and hard rock, often incorporating classical elements in innovative ways. In the early 1960s, their enormous popularity first emerged as “Beatlemania“, but as the group’s music grew in sophistication, led by primary songwriters Lennon and McCartney, they came to be perceived as an embodiment of the ideals shared by the era’s sociocultural revolutions.
The Beatles built their reputation playing clubs in Liverpool and Hamburg over a three-year period from 1960, with Stuart Sutcliffe initially serving as bass player. The core of Lennon, McCartney and Harrison went through a succession of drummers, most notably Pete Best, before settling on Starr. Manager Brian Epstein moulded them into a professional act and producer George Martin enhanced their musical potential. They gained popularity in the United Kingdom after their first hit, “Love Me Do“, in late 1962. They acquired the nickname “the Fab Four” as Beatlemania grew in Britain over the following year, and by early 1964 they had become international stars, leading the “British Invasion” of the United States pop market. From 1965 onwards, the Beatles produced what many consider their finest material, including the innovative and widely influential albums Rubber Soul(1965), Revolver (1966), Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967), The Beatles (commonly known as the White Album, 1968) and Abbey Road(1969).
TPI camp attendees will learn 2-3 songs by this band, we’ll rehearse them, work on stage presence, performance skills & polish the overall show. We’ll then rehearse on Friday morning in preparation for the big performance for family & friends Friday evening.
Camp officially starts at 9:00AM and ends at 5:00PM but we are allowing early drop-off from 8-9AM & late pick up between 5-6PM for an additional fee. During early drop off and late pick up, the campers will play games and get to know one another during this time as we wait to begin the day.
Concert to follow at the end of the week – 6-7:30PM on the TPI Concert Stage.