LRCB Adult Sessions

LRCB is an intensive 3-day-weekend program where women (cis and trans), transgender and gender non-conforming adults, 21 and older, form bands and write original songs! No experience necessary! Harness your power as you fight the status quo, become part of a band of revolutionaries and support GRCB’s year round youth programming!!

Sign Up for LRCB 2020

Fill out an application:
Session 1: March 6-8, 2020 >>
Session 2: April 3-5, 2020 >>

F.A.Q.

What is LRCB all about?
Programming for LRCB is similar to what youth do during our summer program: receive instrument instruction, form a band, and work together to write an original song and perform your song LIVE – in just three days! In addition, you will have the opportunity to attend a variety of workshops. There is absolutely no experience needed to attend and we supply all instruments and equipment!

All proceeds from LRCB go directly to helping Girls Rock Campaign Boston (GRCB) continue to provide scholarships for all families who need assistance.

When are the next sessions of LRCB?
Our next sessions of Ladies Rock Camp Boston will be:

Session 1: March 6-8, 2020
Session 2: April 3-5, 2020

Applications will be available on this page starting on November 1, 2019. Please see the “What is the application process for LRCB?” section below for more information.

Who can apply for LRCB?
LRCB is for any woman (cis and trans), transgender or gender non-conforming adults, ages 21 and over, who wants to rock out while supporting GRCB! There is absolutely no musical experience necessary and we will provide all instruments for all who attend. We are committed to creating an inclusive environment that supports and welcomes a wide range of marginalized gender identities and expressions. We welcome women (cis and trans), transgender and gender non-conforming participants. GRCB/LRCB supports the liberation of people who experience gender based oppression. If you feel like this space is for you, it likely is.

What is the application process for LRCB?
NEW THIS YEAR – In order to ensure and expand the impact of our mission of bringing the power of collaboration, self-expression and community building to all women, transgender and gender non-conforming adults, GRCB will be reviewing applications to foster fairness and diversity instead of accepting applications on a first come first serve basis. Our applications will be open from November 1st to November 15th.

After the 15th, we will begin to review all applications received to prioritize inclusivity and create an intentional community! We will still honor our waiting list priority for folks who were waitlisted during the 2019 LRCB season.

Once your application has been submitted, we will send an email confirming that we have received your application. If you have been accepted for LRCB 2020, you will receive an acceptance packet via email no later than December 1st.

We regularly receive more applications than we have spots, so we are not able to accept everyone who applies. Those who were not accepted at first will be placed on a waiting list. If you are put on the waitlist, please consider joining us as a volunteer for the LRCB long weekend or getting involved with one of our year round programs and teams.

Please contact nora@girlsrockboston.org to learn more about volunteer opportunities or with any questions or concerns.

How much is tuition for LRCB?
Tuition for LRCB will be on a sliding scale ($200 – $750) based on how much you are able to contribute to Girls Rock Campaign Boston. There is a $20, non-refundable, application fee. Directions on how to pay will be included once you submit your application.

While GRCB is a small organization, and your LRCB tuition contributes essential funds to support our youth programming, we make sliding scale a priority to work to ensure that LRCB programming is accessible to adults from varying income levels.

Payment plans are available and information on payment plans will be distributed if you are accepted into LRCB’s 2020 sessions. We are able to offer need-based financial assistance to a limited number of participants. Please complete the financial aid section within the application and we will follow up with you to confirm whether we can provide any assistance.

What is included in the LRCB weekend?
Tuition for LRCB covers the full weekend experience with hours of instrument instruction and band practice, band coaching by experienced peer mentors, workshops, visiting performers and the final performance. All instruments and equipment will be provided. Additionally, we provide breakfast, lunch and dinner on Friday and Saturday and breakfast and lunch on Sunday. Snacks and beverages are also included throughout the weekend. Please note that this is a 21+ experience and there will be alcoholic beverages offered during our “Night Time Fun Times.”

I was waitlisted in 2019, do I get priority for 2020 LRCB sessions?
Yes! Due to an overwhelmingly positive response to our programming, and commitment to accommodate new participants, this year we will be offering a priority period to those who were wait-listed for 2019 programming. If you applied in 2019 but were wait-listed due to lack of space, you will be given priority if we receive your completed application before November 15, 2019. Please be sure to indicate this status in you application.

What is the time commitment for LRCB?
LRCB is an intensive three day, all day, music program. Please check out this sample schedule to be sure you will be able to commit. We program every second of the schedule with purpose and absence is disruptive to your experience and the experience of your bandmates. You must be able to commit to the full schedule to attend LRCB.

Where are LRCB sessions held?
LRCB will be taking over Spontaneous Celebrations at 45 Danforth St. Jamaica Plain, MA 02130! Spontaneous is a community center with a mission to create and sustain a community cultural life that unites and empowers people for positive change through the arts. There are three floors in the building and the two main floors we use for LRCB programming are wheelchair accessible. If you have concerns about accessibility, please do not hesitate to contact nora@girlsrockboston.org.

Is LRCB an overnight program?
No! Friday and Saturday nights end at 10:30PM and there are no overnight accommodations. If you need a place to stay while attending LRCB, we can try to help you find a host but cannot guarantee that someone will be available to host you.

What workshops are offered at LRCB?
Workshops rotate each year but we offer a variety of music, confidence building, and social justice focused workshops. Past workshops have included Combatting Relational Aggression, Pedals & Alternative Sounds, Intersectional Feminism, Screen Printing, Songwriting, Women in Rock History and Intro to Beat Making.

Do you only teach Rock music at LRCB?
No! While “rock” is in our name we support all the ways folks want to “rock” and provide opportunities to learn and celebrate the great diversity of musical styles and genres. 

Sample Schedule for LRCB

Friday
10:00 Arrival & Check In
12:30-1:15 Band Formation
1:30-3:00 Instrument Instruction
3:15-4:15 Workshops
4:15-7:15 Band Practice
7:15-8:15 Dinner
8:15-11:00 Night Time Fun Time!

Saturday
9:00-10:00 Breakfast / Morning Assembly
9:30-12:30 Instrument Instruction
12:30-1:30 Lunch
1:30-5:30 Band Practice and Workshops
5:30-8:30 More Band Practice and Workshops!
8:30-9:00 Dinner
9:00-11:00 Night Time Fun Time!

Sunday
9:00-10:00 Morning Assembly and Breakfast
10:00-2:00 Band Practice
2:00-3:00 Lunch
3:00 Dismiss for Showcase!
7:00 SHOWCASE

Questions about attending LRCB? Please feel free to contact us at nora@girlsrockboston.org!