First Baptist Church’s Manchester School of the Arts will offer summer camp July 8-12 as a lighthearted orientation to music for youth in grades first through fifth.
The church’s success with first year presenting the School of the Arts, which provides music instruction to all age group suggested enough interest to present a unique musical experiences in a summer camp format.
“This is something that kids might not get anywhere else,” said School of Arts director Susan Green. “The emphasis is on fun.”
The camp is for any child that has completed the first-fifth grade. Camp will be week days from 9 a.m.-noon, July 8-12 at the church. The cost is $60 per participant.
Children pick from a list of classes that include quirky themes like Royal Fun for Princesses and Knights, taught by Cynthia Gray; You can Write a Song about Anything, by Becky Buller to more focused classes for budding artist like Worship Guitar (Todd Green) and Interpretive Movement (Lindy Gregg). A visual arts class by Teresa Hall will include water colors and mixed media.
Each day will end with a mini-concert presented by a faculty member.
Classes include Crazy Cool Instruments, Fiddle, Princesses and Knights, Worship Guitar, Exploring Rhythms, Folk Songs and Movement Interpretive Movement and Song Writing.
“We are trying to emphasize the different aspects of music. It won’t be the private format that we do during the academic year,” Green said.
“This will be maybe the things you’ve never experienced before. And fun.”
Green said that the teachers are super talented musicians with decades of experience teaching youth.
Register by going to https://manchesterfbc.com; print a registration form that can be mailed or dropped off at the church, 1006 Hillsboro Blvd.
Green suggests preregistering to provide teachers an accurate headcount.
“We encourage people to sign up early to get the classes you want and the T-shirt you want,” Green said.