Monday, March 9, 2009

Welcome to our blog!

Hello and welcome to the new Girls Rock Camp Austin blog! We’ve been planning this for a while and we have some catching up to do, but we’ll start with some pictures from the First Night Parade in downtown Austin. A bunch of our intrepid volunteers and campers got together and made a huge drum for our “float”. They hooked up a generator, strung the drum with lights, and plugged in amps for the electric guitars and basses. New Year’s Eve revelers were treated to a marching rock band rendition of Joan Jett’s “I love Rock ‘n Roll,” and a medley of songs written by GRCA bands last summer. It was pretty amazing see the big smiles and pumping fists of the crowd! Check it out!

Nadine leads the charge!


Drum line!

A rolling platform was made for the sole keyboard player.

Close-up of giant drum.

Band coach/guitar instructor Lauren Larson (Ume) and camper Celeste rock out. 

Little brothers are allowed!

Drum major Rachael Shannon and GRCA executive director Emily Marks.

Post parade fun.

(photos by Melissa Bryan)

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