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Kids make great music at camp

Posted: July 10, 2013 - 5:20pm

What an incredible Homer Summer Music Camp. During the last two weeks of June, I had the pleasure of being camp director. Bluegrass Camps for Kids and Andrew Vait teamed up with the support of Homer Council on the Arts to teach 50 kids who learned bluegrass, pop/rock, music theory, vocal, dance and recording. 

It was such a joy to walk through the halls of West Homer Elementary and hear music, singing and laughter pouring out of every room. 

There are numerous people to thank for helping in the success. Thanks to K-Bay and Alice’s for hosting open mics, giving the students the opportunity to perform what they’d learned. Two Sisters, Fat Olives, Fritz Creek, Far Out Café, and Cosmic Kitchen helped with food. Mike Yourkowski, Brad Faulkner and the Coyle family helped with housing.

All of the teachers were incredible, including the local talent of Tyler Langham and Colin McArthur who taught with Andrew. Willy Dunne and Tim Hamilton as well as Steve Cornish lent us instruments. 

I know I’ll be there again next summer, I hope to see more of our talented youth there, too. Thanks to all.

Mo Wilkinson, director 

Homer Summer Music Camps 

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