Workshop program and BandLab 2014

Monday July 7th
11:30am – 01:00pm Late breakfast and hello to old friends
01:00pm – 01:15pm Welcome, introductions and information
01:15am – 01:45pm Class presentations by instructors
01:45am – 02:00pm How to play in a bluegrass band
02:00am – 02:15pm Split into groups and classrooms
02:15am – 03:45pm 1st workshop lesson
03:45am – 04:00pm Break
04:00am – 05:00pm 2nd workshop lesson
05:00am – 06:15pm Dinner time
06:15am – 08:00pm Band Lab/Slow Jam/Jam etikette

Tuesday July
8th
08:00am – 09:15am Breakfast at the school
09:30am – 10:45am 3rd workshop lesson
10:45am – 11:00am Break
11:00am – 12:15pm 4th workshop lesson
12.15pm – 01:30pm Lunch at the school
01:30pm – 03:00pm Band Lab/Slow Jam
03:00pm – 03:30pm Break
03:30pm – 05:00pm 5th workshop lesson
05:00pm:  Dinner time

Wednesday July 9th

08:00am – 09:15am Breakfast at the school
09:30am – 10:45am 6th workshop lesson
10:45am – 11:00am Break
11:00am – 12:15pm 7th workshop lesson
12.15pm – 01:30pm Lunch at the school
01:30pm – 03:00pm Band Lab/Slow Jam
03:00pm – 03:30pm Break
03:30pm – 05:00pm 8th workshop lesson
05:00pm:  Dinner time

Thursday July 101th

08:00am – 09:15am Breakfast at the school
09:30am – 10:45am 9th workshop lesson
10:45am – 11:00am Break
11:00am – 12: noon 10th workshop lesson
12: noon – 01:00pm Lunch at the school
01:00pm – 02:30pm Band Lab/Slow Jam
02:30pm – 04:00pm Everybody together for summary, photo and evaluation
04:00pm – 06:00pm Band Lab bands eat and practice before
06:00pm:   Festival concerts start with Band Lab bands

Evenings and late nights:   jamming and networking

Band Lab 2014

In addition to your class, you will have the opportunity to join together with students of other instruments and form a band in our in our Band Lab program. Each Band Lab will be guided by one or more of our great instructors. They will help you master the skills you need to be a better and more desirable bluegrass band member, and have fun doing it.

You’ll learn how to choose the best material, keys and arrangements for your voice or instrument, and for your group members. And your band lab instructor will guide your practice so you can develop your band’s best sound, both vocally and instrumentally. If you’re new to bluegrass or just shy, your instructor will help you learn new songs and tunes and get comfortable singing and playing in a group. If you’re an experienced musician, your instructor will help you refine your style and polish your skills. You’ll learn tips for arranging and for working up a tight ensemble sound.

Bands will be able to perform for each other and an audience in a fun concert when the festival concerts start on Thursday afternoon.