People of all ages and musical abilities are invited to connect with nature and music at Joyful Noise Music and Prairie Camp. Symphony in the Flint Hills and Camp Wood YMCA will co-host this event on Saturday, September 27, 2014 at Camp Wood YMCA in Elmdale, Kansas.
Joyful Noise offers a variety of music workshops ranging from introductory to advanced sessions in guitar, string, percussion, brass, woodwinds, voice and improvisation. Kindermusik®will be available for children seven and younger.
Instruments will be provided for participants by Senseney Music, or participants are welcome to bring their own. Professional musicians, including Grammy-award winner Eugene Friesen and recording artists Richard Crowson, Darol Anger, Emy Phelps, Kenny White and Robin Macy will teach music workshops.
In addition to the music sessions, participants can also enjoy a full day of activities including guided prairie walks, prairie art courses, horseback riding and cowboy poetry.
The $65 registration fee for Joyful Noise includes all of the daylong music workshops and prairie activities (horseback riding is an additional $10), three meals, the twilight prairie concert and a T-shirt. Parents who don’t wish to participate in classes can accompany a child for $30.
The finale of the daylong camp features a twilight prairie concert featuring Friesen, Anger, Phelps, White, Macy and Concertmaster John Harrison. For $40, the public can join campers for dinner at 5:15 p.m. and receive admission to the concert from 7 to 9 p.m.
For more information and to register, visit www.joyfulnoisecamp.org or call 620-273-8955.