Bow-Dacious String Band Camp

2015 BSB Camp

2015 BSB Camp

So much more than just another fiddle camp, Bow-Dacious String Band camp is a week-long immersion in traditional and popular music, from the US and around the world, that transforms everyone into an integral part of a close-knit band.

This camp is ideal for young musicians who play bowed strings (violin family), plucked strings (guitar, banjo, mando, ukulele, etc), accordion, or piano. Other players should contact our director to see if they would fit in.

There are so many great things to do at Bow-Dacious camp!  Here are some highlights:

  • Playing gigs at the end of the week.
  • Playing in a big group, where we work on our arrangements together and get ready for our gigs
  • Playing in sectionals where we get technical coaching and help with our pieces.
  • Playing in small groups where we learn by ear.
  • Learning to take solos and use a microphone.
  • Learning to play harmony and back-up parts.
  • Guided jams, where you can play with your friends with help from a teacher
  • Electives, where you get to choose from different activities
  • Time to hang out with your friends at lunch and during breaks.

Trying banjo at camp This camp has been going since 2003!

Bow-Dacious Camp Details:

Curriculum Look here to learn more about what we teach and how we teach it

Lodging We can accommodate out-of-town campers.

Teacher training  We can accommodate string teachers who would like to learn more about incorporating traditional and popular music into their studios or classrooms.

Local Interest  things for out-of-town family members to do while camp is in session

Camp: Bow-Dacious String Band Summer Camp
Electives: This week’s electives: Quiet time, Our faculty offers many different options, and we vote on them the first day.
Instructors: Robin Kearton, Tom Faux, Chris Petterson, Josh Houchin
Dates: July 15-21, 2018
Duration: One week, Sunday through Saturday
Meeting times: Sunday: 2:00 to 7:00 pm

Monday-Friday 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Saturday: 10:00 am to noon

Location: Most activities at C4A Studios.

Friday lunchtime concert at The Urbana Free Library.

Saturday concert at C4A Studios

Ages: 8-18 or consent
Prerequisites: Eligibility info is here
Cost: Camp cost, Discounts, & Deadlines
Registration: Register Online or contact us
Contact us: or 217-384-5150