Summer Camps

Enrollment

We’ve set the dates for our 2017 summer camps.  Early enrollment will begin in January for folks who want to register early and get a discount. Save $25 when you enter code “EARLY” at checkout.  Early registration ends March 1, 2018.

Location

Allegro Music is teaming up with RMSB to host some amazing summer camps! The RSMB studio is huge and we can break down into 3-4 groups and be as loud as we want! 


10691 east Bethany Drive Suite 600, Aurora, CO 80014. 

3 amazing summer camps!

Rock Camp

Ages 10+

June 4-8, 9 am -11 am or noon-3 pm.

Join our all-star staff of music pros for a fun week learning and playing great rock tunes.  Participants need to know how to play either guitar, bass, drums, keyboard or vocals.  We’ll put several bands together based on ability. More info below.

Steel Drum Summer Camp

Ages 10-17

June 18-22, 9 am – 3 pm.

This is the highlight of the summer for many kids. No experience is needed for this amazing, unique camp. We provide all the drums; plus, we finish the week with a fun performance at Pirates Cove water park!  It’s all included in the tuition. More info below.

Drum Camp

Ages 8-14

June 25-29, 9 am – 3 pm. 

This camp features tons of different kinds of drums. Everything from congas, djembes, cajons, to drum set and even some less conventional instruments like brooms or buckets.

Rock Band Camp

Session Info

At this fun camp, June 4-8, you can learn your favorite rock songs and play them with other musicians! Rock Band Camp will give you experience working in a band format. We have two sessions for different ability levels:  


Rock Band Camp, Intermediate Musicians 

9 am – 11 am
Ages 10-14
$175.00 


Rock Band Camp, Advanced Musicians 

Noon – 3 pm 

Ages 12 and older 

$250.00


Both Sessions? Some folks may want to do both sessions. The tuition for both camps is only $375 and if you register early (using discount code “EARLY”) you can save an additional $25.


Intermediate musicians can play their instrument but have little experience playing songs or with a band.  Advanced musicians have probably been playing for a couple years and might have some previous band experience.


Final performance on June 8, in the evening.  Location TBA.

Is this for you?

This camp is for folks who already know how to play their instrument but want to jam with others.  We are accepting musicians who play the following instruments but other instruments could be accommodated. Just ask if you don’t see your instrument below:

  • Drums
  • Guitar
  • Bass
  • Vocals
  • Keyboard

What to bring

Making music takes lots of work. Be sure to bring the following items so you're well prepared to get going. 

  • Snack (some light snacks will also be provided)
  • Your instrument (but we’ll be providing some backline instruments)
  • Water bottle
  • Lunch (if doing both camps)
  • Fun attitude!

Location and Hours

Drop off anytime after 8:30 each day. Also, for a small fee, we have an extended day program from 3-5 pm for parents that can’t pick up until 5:00.


We'll be jamming out at RSMB (10691 east Bethany Drive Suite 600, Aurora, CO 80014). 

Faculty

Andrew Neldon

Andrew is a native of Morgantown, WV, where he earned Bachelor’s (2009) and Master’s (2011) degrees in Music Education from West Virginia University. During his studies, he focused on the pedagogy and performance of classical and ethnic percussion instruments such as, Marimba, Xylophone, Vibraphone, Timpani, Snare Drum, Drumset, Taiko Drums, Steel Drums, hand drums, and many others. He performed with the WVU Wind Symphony, Symphony Orchestra, Marching Band, Big Band, Steel Band, along with the Taiko, MIDI, African Drum and Dance, and Percussion Ensembles. Andrew also taught the Steel Band and Percussion Ensemble as a Graduate Teaching Assistant. He taught and arranged steel band music for the Wheeling Park and Wheeling Middle School steel bands, located in Wheeling, West Virginia, during his student teaching internship. Andrew has taught high school and middle school drumlines, percussion ensembles, concert bands, jazz ensembles, and was the percussion director at the CAMP and Career’s summer arts camp in Marathon, Florida in 2010. Andrew currently resides in Denver, Colorado where he is an active performer, teaches private music lessons and composes and publishes original modern steel drum music.


Chris Carter

Chris is a fun, exciting young teacher with plenty of experience. He teaches primarily at Allegro Music, where he helps people of all ages learn their favorite rock and roll riffs. He knows how to jam, too; he has years of band experience, including the now-defunct Natural Geometry (check them out here). Of course, he’s also a great teacher for music theory and has a great guitar technique. If you want to take your guitar to the next level, Chris is the teacher for you!


Rick Henson

I’ve been drumming up business *bah-dum-bump-ching!* in the Front Range region since 1993, performing with symphonic orchestras, theater productions, and, of course, rock bands.  This breadth of percussive experience — including studies at the University of Northern Colorado — created the backdrop for discovering my greatest passion: steel drums.  My steel drum school, Rocky Mountain Steel Bands, has grown to include four community performance groups and several beginner/intermediate classes.
I also direct two professional bands — Strings & Steel and Urban Island — which have appeared at festivals, headline concerts, and private events throughout 5 states in the U.S. and in Costa Rica. I’m also on the Vic Firth Education Team and SABIAN Education Network.
My students learn the important fundamentals to perform songs they love in a friendly and relaxed environment.  Many of my current students have been learning from me for several years, and the consistent feedback is that my lessons are fun and engaging.  I actively seek innovative methods for sharing my love of music. What excites me the most is that moment of triumph I witness when a student masters some new, difficult technique!

Steel Drum Camp

Session Info

This is the highlight of the summer for many kids. We spend 4 days learning music finish the week with a fun performance at Pirates Cove.


No experience necessary! We divide into several groups for most of the week based on age and ability so everyone is in a group that’s just right.


All instruments are provided for use during the camp week.


Steel Drum Summer Camp

June 18-22, 9 am – 3 pm.

Ages 10+

$275.00

What to bring

Making music takes lots of work. Be sure to bring the following items so you're well prepared to get going. 

  • Snack (some light snacks will also be provided)
  • Water bottle
  • Lunch
  • Fun attitude!

Location and Hours

Drop off anytime after 8:30 each day. Also, for a small fee, we have an extended day program from 3-5 pm for parents that can’t pick up until 5:00.


We'll be jamming out at RSMB (10691 east Bethany Drive Suite 600, Aurora, CO 80014). 

Drum Camp

Session Info

This camp features tons of different kinds of drums. We’ll hit just about anything you can imagine during this fun week. 


Drum Camp

June 25-29, 9 am – 3 pm.

Ages 8-14

$250.00


No experience necessary! We divide into several groups for most of the week based on age and ability so everyone is in a group that’s just right.


All instruments are provided for use during the camp week.  You might even make an instrument to take home!


Final performance on the last day at 2:00 pm for friends and family.

What to bring

Making music takes lots of work. Be sure to bring the following items so you're well prepared to get going. 

  • Snack (some light snacks will also be provided)
  • Water bottle
  • Lunch
  • Fun attitude!

Location and Hours

Drop off anytime after 8:30 each day. Also, for a small fee, we have an extended day program from 3-5 pm for parents that can’t pick up until 5:00.


We'll be jamming out at RSMB (10691 east Bethany Drive Suite 600, Aurora, CO 80014). 

Faculty

Andrew Neldon

Andrew is a native of Morgantown, WV, where he earned Bachelor’s (2009) and Master’s (2011) degrees in Music Education from West Virginia University. During his studies, he focused on the pedagogy and performance of classical and ethnic percussion instruments such as, Marimba, Xylophone, Vibraphone, Timpani, Snare Drum, Drumset, Taiko Drums, Steel Drums, hand drums, and many others. He performed with the WVU Wind Symphony, Symphony Orchestra, Marching Band, Big Band, Steel Band, along with the Taiko, MIDI, African Drum and Dance, and Percussion Ensembles. Andrew also taught the Steel Band and Percussion Ensemble as a Graduate Teaching Assistant. He taught and arranged steel band music for the Wheeling Park and Wheeling Middle School steel bands, located in Wheeling, West Virginia, during his student teaching internship. Andrew has taught high school and middle school drumlines, percussion ensembles, concert bands, jazz ensembles, and was the percussion director at the CAMP and Career’s summer arts camp in Marathon, Florida in 2010. Andrew currently resides in Denver, Colorado where he is an active performer, teaches private music lessons and composes and publishes original modern steel drum music.


Rick Henson

I’ve been drumming up business *bah-dum-bump-ching!* in the Front Range region since 1993, performing with symphonic orchestras, theater productions, and, of course, rock bands.  This breadth of percussive experience — including studies at the University of Northern Colorado — created the backdrop for discovering my greatest passion: steel drums.  My steel drum school, Rocky Mountain Steel Bands, has grown to include four community performance groups and several beginner/intermediate classes. I also direct two professional bands — Strings & Steel and Urban Island — which have appeared at festivals, headline concerts, and private events throughout 5 states in the U.S. and in Costa Rica. I’m also on the Vic Firth Education Team and SABIAN Education Network. My students learn the important fundamentals to perform songs they love in a friendly and relaxed environment.  Many of my current students have been learning from me for several years, and the consistent feedback is that my lessons are fun and engaging.  I actively seek innovative methods for sharing my love of music. What excites me the most is that moment of triumph I witness when a student masters some new, difficult technique!