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Young Band Nation Band Camp

(Ages 11-17)

5 day camp 9:00am-3:00pm 


SWLA Music School's flagship band camp, Young Band Nation has become one of Lake Charles' most sought-after music camps. For students ages 7-17 from the beginner level to the advanced level, this camp gives our campers the ultimate music education experience, while making lasting friendships with like-minded local musicians. Hurry! This camp will fill up fast! 

  • Be in a band with students of the same age and skill level.

  • Rehearse and jam with like-minded students under the tutelage of Baton Rouge's best and brightest professional musicians and educators.

  • Record with your band and get .mp3 files after camp!

  • Perform LIVE for friends and family on the last day of camp!

Swiss Army Knife Recording Camp

(Ages 11-17)

5 day camp 9:00am-3:00pm 

For this camp we are getting back to the basics.  When we were kids all we had was a Tuscan 4 track cassette recorder to create all of our 4 track manifesto’s.  Our engineering campers will be doing much the same thing by learning the basics of recording using only their iPad.  Students must bring their own iPad with the Garageband app on it (or a similar app and tablet, please call to confirm first) They will work on setting up sessions, recording tricks and techniques, studio set up, and songwriting and arrangement.  The campers will use their iPad only with no other technology to create professional sounding recordings that they will be proud of.  They will get real life knowledge and know-how by our talented and knowledgable staff.  This camp blends technology and music experience into one fun and awesome week of creating and collaborating. Each camper walks away from camp with the knowledge and skills to start recording themselves and their friends right away.  We will also cover publishing your music and posting to Soundcloud, Spotify, and iTunes.  

  • Learn how to set up a recording session.

  • Learn basic mic placement for in-studio recording.

  • Learn how to apply everything they've learned to their own hardware and software so the adventure continues at home!

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