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Classes & Schedule


The general camp schedule is shown below.  We make occasional changes because we tailor the schedule to our students, their interests, skill levels and post-camp comments.  This is one of the great advantages of having a small camp.  The schedule will be finalized shortly before camp after registration is completed.

SUNDAY - Arrival to the area and check-in to your place of lodging.

MONDAY
8:30-9am        Camp check-in
9am-10:45      Camp orientation & introductions; Peter Rolland teaches music fundamentals for old-time music skill development: scale, arpeggio, & rolls.  Learn a tune by ear.
10:45-10:55    break
10:55-11:45    Folk Orchestra OR meet with teachers
11:55-12:45    "Jamming 101"
12:45-2:15      LUNCH / FREE TIME
2:15-3:15        CORE CLASS
3:30-4:30        Meet Your Band
4:30                 FREE TIME
6:30pm            Dinner at the Rolland's house followed by a jam session

TUESDAY
9-9:20am         warm-up session
9:20                  announcements
9:30-10:45       CORE CLASS
10:45                break
10:55-11:45      Folk Orchestra OR guided jamming OR meet with teachers
11:55-12:45pm Workshop Classes
12:45pm-2:15   LUNCH / FREE TIME
2:15-3:15          CORE CLASS
3:30-4:30          band practice
4:30                  FREE TIME a/o DINNER
6:00                  Dinner (optional) at Tony's Mountain Pizza in Silver Cliff followed by dancing with "live music"
provided by the RFC String Band with "live" caller who will also teach all the dances; public invited to dance (free)

WEDNESDAY
9-9:20am          warm-up session
9:20                   announcements
9:30-10:45        CORE CLASS
10:45                 break
10:55-11:45      Folk Orchestra OR guided jamming OR meet with teachers
11:55-12:45pm Workshop Classes
12:45pm-2:15    LUNCH / FREE TIME
2:15-3:15           CORE CLASS
3:30-4:30           band practice
4:30                   FREE TIME
6:30                   mountain outing & tailgate dinner & jam session (if weather permits)

THURSDAY
9-9:20am          warm-up session
9:20                  announcements
9:30-10:45        CORE CLASS
10:45                break
10:55-11:45      Folk Orchestra OR guided jamming OR meet with teachers
11:55-12:45      Workshop Classes
12:45-2:15        LUNCH / FREE TIME
2:15-3:15          CORE CLASS
3:30-4:30          band practice
4:30                  FREE TIME
7pm                  Faculty Concert (ticketed show) open to the public

FRIDAY
9-9:20am         warm-up session
9:20                 announcements
9:30-10:45       CORE CLASS
10:45                break
10:55-11:45      Folk Orchestra OR meet with teachers (no guided jamming today)
11:45-12:45pm break OR meet with teachers
12:45-1:40        LUNCH
1:40-2:20          band practice
2:20-3:30          set up for wrap-up concert
3:30-5:25          wrap-up concert (public invited/free); core classes, Folk Orchestra, student bands will all perform. Also, students who wish to present songs/tunes may perform with accompaniment of their choice.  After the concert and dinner there will be a camp and community jam session.

END OF CAMP! 

WE HOPE YOU HAD FUN AND LEARNED A LOT. 

HAVE A SAFE TRIP HOME.


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WHAT ARE THEY?

FOLK ORCHESTRA
Folk Orchestra has parts for players of all skill levels.  All RFC-ers are encouraged to participate in some way, even the beginners.  This is an opportunity to play a second instrument if you wish.  Clawhammer banjo students will follow a separate track but if possible will participate at some point with fiddlers in string-band fashion.

GUIDED JAMMING
A teacher will be help "break the ice" and steer the jamming in a good direction, with input from participants.

CORE CLASSES
You will be assigned to core teachers based on information you have provided in your registration application and in any subsequent communications with us.   The teachers, their specialties, bio and samples can be found on the TEACHERS page.

AFTERNOON WORKSHOPS
Afternoon workshops will cover a variety of topics, and if more than one is offered at a given time slot and day, you may attend whichever one you prefer, even if it is not given by your core teacher.  This will also be a time when one-on-one sessions and masterclass sessions with teachers may be scheduled.  The workshop topics may have broad appeal or specific narrow focus.  Because the camp has limited size, we will be able to tailor workshops to the interests of students.  We will announce workshop topics later on after we have examined most of the the registration applications.

BAND PRACTICE
We'll form compatible bands based on skill level, student interest and diversity considerations.  Band practice sessions are guided by a faculty member.  Bands work on tunes and ensemble skills throughout the week and participate at the final concert.


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