Spots open for Mark Munson School of Rock youth program
The Mark Munson School of Rock will soon open its doors to area youths who registered for this summer opportunity. Students will develop skills as they learn about, experience and perform classic rock music. Ten area instructors, six student ment...
The Mark Munson School of Rock will soon open its doors to area youths who registered for this summer opportunity.
Students will develop skills as they learn about, experience and perform classic rock music. Ten area instructors, six student mentors and others will encourage and challenge students to learn music while engaging with their peers.
The six-day camp will be at First Lutheran Church in Brainerd, noon to 4 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays between Aug. 1-10.
Aug. 10 will culminate with a 7 p.m. concert at the Franklin Arts Center in Brainerd, where the musicians will show off what they have learned.
Visit www.crossingarts.org/school-of-rock for more information and to register. Scholarships are available based upon financial need.
Musician Mark Munson's pancreatic cancer diagnosis in 2013 led him to a desire to leave a legacy that might result in bringing the power of music to others, especially youths, a news release stated.
"Perhaps you have heard stories about how music transitioned shy introverted youth into confident outgoing leaders," the release stated. "Because that is exactly what happened for Mark and Barb Munson's grandson. Mark has been committed to sharing that joy."
In June 2016, an event celebrating Munson's passion for music raised the necessary funds to put his dream into motion.
"Partnering with The Crossing Arts Alliance and Brainerd Community Education, as well as being supported by area businesses, service clubs and friends too many to mention, have made this dream a reality," the release stated. "We are excited and grateful for the energy and enthusiasm that supports our very own School of Rock premier."