Sowing the Seeds of Musical Tradition at Ossipee Valley
The future of the music depends on the next generation as much as it depends on us to pass it along. At Ossipee Valley we are sowing the seeds of music tradition by offering a 3-Day weekend music camp for children. Free!!
Skilled Instructors will teach two hours of music each day. The children will culminate their experience with a recital on the main stage on Sunday!
Children will be introduced to a variety of musical forms from basic melodies and chords, to singing and playing together. Beginners to intermediate students will explore in small groups with other children of their level. Instruments to be explored are: fiddle, ukulele, guitar, banjo, mandolin, bass and voice. Children who are not sure about joining are welcome to come and observe.
The academy is open to students ages 7-13. We do have a supply of instruments but our offerings are limited so we encourage students to bring their own. We do not have a child sized bass at this time, if anyone would like to donate one, please let us know! We currently offer ukes and fiddles, and they will be given out on a first come first serve basis. Your child and you will be responsible for the good care of the instrument.
For children who are more advanced, we recommend attending The Ossipee Valley String Camp, July 19th-23rd. This camp is a four day intensive that employees superb teachers and has classes for all levels. The minimum age for camp is 12. Click HERE for more information.
For the Under Seven Set & Kids interested in things besides music check out the seedlings program.
Roots and Sprouts Schedule:
The Academy Will Meet **times have changed for 2017!
- Thursday – 5pm-6pm: Saco Arena
- Friday/Saturday – 11am-1pm: Saco Arena
- Sunday – 9:30-10am: Review at Saco Arena
10:30am-11:00am: Performance on Main Stage
Mile Twelve Bluegrass Band
Mile Twelve is a fresh, hard driving young band beautifully walking the line between original and traditional bluegrass with their infectious groove and intricate melodies. Fast gaining recognition for their outstanding performances in New England bluegrass and folk circles, Evan Murphy, Bronwyn Keith-Hynes, Nate Sabat and BB Bowness create captivating songs and daring instrumental pieces from diverse influences. These guys are also incredibly approachable, friendly, patient and smart. They are very excited to be teaching our Roots and Sprouts program this year!
Please note: you do not have to register for Roots & Sprouts..just show up! However we do ask that if your child participates, that he or she participates in the entire program and performance. It is completely OK to watch if a child is unsure of whether he or or she wants to join in.