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Galveston Jam Camp 2014 will feature local Guitarist Hamilton Loomis as an instructor..

*FREE 5-Day Blues Camp this summer!
Robert and Sharon Wyrick and The “WY5 and Friends Band”
WHERE: Seaside Retreat Center
16534 San Luis Pass Rd, Galveston, TX

WHEN: Monday, July 28th-Friday, August 1, 2014


*This FREE camp is open to youth ages 7-18 that play or sing and have at least intermediate playing skills. Acceptance is to the first 40 young musicians that email an audition video/ recording for the camp, displaying their level of play for placement into one of five camp ensembles. All instruments will be considered.

The camp will conclude with a show at the Grand Opera House in Galveston on the final evening of camp. Breakfast, lunch and a free camp shirt is included.

Overnight dorm room bunk-style facilities are available free of charge also for campers who wish to stay in Galveston for the five days and four nights of camp. A parent or guardian must stay with overnight guests. Overnight guests will be responsible for their evening meals. Overnight campers need to bring bedrolls for bunks and towels and toiletries. Participants must have a parent or sponsor stay with them. Robert and Sharon Wyrick will supervise. We also ask parents that are able to volunteer with support needs, such as food service, hall monitors, set up, tear down, etc. (not mandatory)

Application Deadline is April 1st. (This date may be extended two weeks if needed and if the camp goal of 40 is not met by that time).

1. Pick one of the songs below.
2. Make a video or recording of you playing/singing the song.
3. Email video/recording by April 15, 2014 to:
Attn: Sharon Wyrick, Galveston Island Jam Camp Or Mail to:
Robert and Sharon Wyrick
13431 Binnacle Way, Galveston,TX 77554
Any questions? Phone Sharon Wyrick at (580) 239 9974

Chain of Fools – Aretha Franklin
Chameleon -­‐ Herbie Hancock (up to 3:30)
Close To You – Muddy Waters/SRV
Freddie Freeloader -­‐Miles Davis
Gimme One Reason -­‐ Tracy Chapman
Home -­‐ Marc Broussard­‐sHjeS8Q
I Don’t Care Who Knows -­‐ Koko Taylor
Last Night -­‐ Mar-­‐Keys
Mo’ Better Blues -­‐ Branford Marsalis
Pass The Peas -­‐ Fred Wesley/JB’s
Philly Dog -­‐ Mar-­‐Keys­‐ULytxEP0Yw
Roadrunner -­‐ Bo Diddley
Shaky Ground -­‐ Etta James or Delbert
School Days -­‐ Chuck Berry­‐GxI_Es
Teeny Weeny Bit Of Your Love – various­‐ybsnvjPnI
Tick Tock – SRV
Watermelon Man -­‐ Poncho Sanchez

A registration form and release forms will be given to each child after we have their audition recording. We will send it along with the specific list of songs for the assigned ensemble. Participants are placed in groups. Each group will be assigned 3-4 songs each to learn before camp. We expect 4-5 groups of 8-10 kids each.

Eight great teachers lined up for the week long camp, all are band members themselves and three are instructors at the Clear Lake School of Rock. The other four include two private band instructors from Galveston. The Camp leaders are nationally known blues musician and his bass player Dante Ware.

Hamilton Loomis- Camp leader, guitar and harmonica
Dante Ware-ensemble leader, bass
Giovani Capelo-ensemble leader
Jeremy Horton-ensemble leader
Miguel Thornton-ensemble leader
June Pulliam-ensemble or voice and keyboard coach
Richard Roach- brass
Brian Kimberly- workshop on sound gear and computer apps

*No charge or fees for any camper. This camp is available to all children regardless of financial situation. We are not a nonprofit, nor affiliated with any organized program. We are a family arranging and supporting this camp as a service for aspiring musicians such as our own.

Hamilton Loomis
U.S.Backline photo