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Targeted areas include: musical development, self-esteem enhancement, friendship & community building, and nurturing individual talents within a cooperative atmosphere. Additionally, girls benefit from physical & artistic activities that complement their music instruction. www.girlsrockphilly.org.
This spring, GRP is thinking about our Roots: musicians and artists who inspire today’s artists and us! Our intern, Brianna, will be posting weekly posts about some of the folks who inspire us! Here’s her introduction:
Hi my name is Brianna Best But everyone calls me Bri-Bri. I will be interning here at Girls Rock Philly. I started February 6 i will be working June 5. I go to school at Simon Gratz Mastery Charter. I will be blogging here every wednesday to update you guys about the things we do here and talk about women who rock. I wanted to intern here to try something different. I am looking forward to learning more about music and how to play few things.@3 months ago
GRP is thrilled to announce its newest program, which joins our annual Summer Rock Camp and our drop-in program Barracuda Club Our after school program is designed to be a fun way to learn how to create and play music, collaborate and perform. Classes will be taught by Girls Rock Philly staff- all of whom are local musicians with skills and experience teaching, playing and performing music.
The program will include instrument instruction, band practice, workshops and homework help. Students learn bass, guitar, drums or keyboards, then form bands and write an original song to perform at the Final Showcase. Workshops will cover topics such as: Songwriting, Recording, Band Art, Improv and DIY Zines and Comic making
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4 – 6:30 pm
October 9th – December 14th
No experience necessary // 16 spaces available for girls ages 9-17
Cost: Sliding Scale $0-$400
Check out the information sheet, if you questions feel free to email us at info(at)girlsrockphilly.org or call us at 215.789.4879. When you decide to sign up, download the Application then print it out and mail it in, or fill it out on your computer and send it to diane(at)girlsrockphilly.org.
Girls Rock! Movie Screening at Clark Park!:
Permanent Wave Philly is hosting a FREE film screening of Girls Rock!, the movie about the original rock camp for girls, at Clark Park (45th & Chester Ave.) Fun movie and a great chance to learn about the philosophy behind the girls rock camps that have been springing up all around the world. Girls Rock Philly Staff & Volunteers will also be at the event to talk about upcoming programming & ways to get involved. There will also be Permanent Wave folks with more information about their organization! There will be some free popcorn on hand, but please BYO other treats and blankets to sit on.
About the film:
At Rock ‘n’ Roll Camp, girls ranging in age from eight to 18 are taught that it’s OK to sweat like a pig, scream like a banshee, wail on their instruments with complete and utter abandon, and that “it is 100% okay to be exactly who you are.” The girls have a week to select a band, an instrument they may have never played before, and write a song. In between, they are taught by indie rock chicks such as Carrie Brownstein from Sleater-Kinney various lessons of empowerment from self-defense to anger management. At the end of the week, all the bands perform a concert for over 700 people. What happens to the girls as they are given a temporary reprieve from being sexualized, analyzed and pressured to conform is truly moving and revolutionary. (Hot Docs)
Alice Paul Institute Concert:
The Alice Paul Institute is celebrating Women’s Equality Day with music and more on the lawn of Paulsdale! Join Girls Rock Philly on Sunday, August 26 for a musical treat featuring GRP’s Attia Taylor, a former camper and current vocals instructor & band coach! Cool beverages and summertime snacks will be served. Purchase your tickets now to take advantage of the discounted price of $10/adult; $5/child or pay at the door for $15/adults ($10/child). Tickets can also be purchased by calling 856-231-1885 or emailing email@example.com.
For more information visit http://www.alicepaul.org or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Girls Rock Philly is so excited to participate in Eileen Fisher’s “Creating Confidence” Campaign as part of their Supporting Women and Girls Program this month!
On Saturday, September 22, 2012, Eileen Fisher will donate 10% of its proceeds from its two Philadelphia area locations (Suburban Square in Ardmore & The King of Prussia Mall) to Girls Rock Philly! They will also donate 10% of all proceeds from online purchases to Girls Rock Philly when you use the code 529100 at checkout!
Please spread the word & get some new swag at Eileen Fisher on the 22nd to support Girls Rock Philly! As a thank you, Eileen Fisher offers $25 off all purchases made on September 22 in stores. Information about both stores is below.
Wait…There’s more! Eileen Fisher will also donate $5 for every “like” & comment mentioning Girls Rock Philly and why supporting women & girls is important on Eileen Fisher’s Facebook page! Make sure to visit their Building Confidence Page NOW to tell them all about why Girls Rock Philly rocks & don’t forget to share it with your friends!
Thank you for all your support! We rock because of you!
Eileen Fisher Store Locations:
The Plaza at King of Prussia
King of Prussia, PA