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Musical Minestrone

Musical Minestrone: folksongs and tales, rhythms and rhymes

August 12-16, 9:30am – noon
Ages 5-8
Tuition: $50 – Free to first 6 registrants!

A half day camp in the arts of oral tradition – storytelling, singing, dance, play party and movement, with some art and instrument building projects. We will build skills and comfort with words, rhyming, rhythm, dancing together, exploring rhythm instruments and being introduced to a variety of folk instruments – guitar, banjo, lap dulcimer, harp, and more!

Each day is loosely constructed around a theme, but the evolution of the week will depend on the interests of the community that we build as a group. The weeklong camp ends with a communal meal, a potluck “stone soup”, a chance for families to see what we’ve done during the week and meet the other participants. This camp is a great step for younger students hoping to attend full day music camp when they are 9.

Camp is led by songer/songwriter and longtime children’s music educator Kim Wallach

  • BMC Bravo SocietyThe Brattleboro Music Center relies on volunteers in the community who give generously of their time. We are pleased to honor the following for their help from November 2018 through April 2019:
    Carol Barber, Orion Barber, Rick Barron, Gussie Bartlett, Karen Becker, Mara Berkley, Robert Bonneau, Crager Boardman, Tim Callahan, Terry Carter, Walter Cramer, Charles Crowther, Maisie Crowther, Becky Eisenhandler, Judy Fink, Roberta Flatley, Rob Freeberg, Caleb Fritz, Clara Fritz, Bill Gottesman, Lerna Gottesman, Don Grybko, Sophie Hannah, Freddie Hart, Kimi Hasegawa, Francis Hebert, Cal Heile, Lynn Herzog, Claudia Jacobs, Jonah Johnson, Stephen Lloyd, Joe Madison, Sheila Magnuson, Cecil Maxfield, Steve Minken, Keith Murphy, Ralph Palmer, Guy Payne, Ellen Peters, Virginia Pick, Jon Potter, Jaki Reis, Camille Robertson, Laura Robertson, Monique Shurman, Paul Eric Smith, Becky Tracy, Melissa Trainor, Riis Whitworth, Betsy Willams, Laura Bryant Williams, Pete Wilson and Lani Wright. Also included…the BMC Flute Choir (Robin Matathias: Conductor, Ellen Chornoboy, Jane Olmstead, Amanda Paradis, Shelley Sparks, Caitlin Sullivan, and Lynn Valente) and Gowan Brae (Bruce Frank, Karen Frank Bob Naess, Antje Ruppert, and Alison Schantz)

The Brattleboro Music Center

72 Blanche Moyse Way
Brattleboro, VT  05301

(802) 257-4523