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Volunteer Spotlight: Katie Krafft

Name Katie Krafft Age 39 Hometown Berkeley / Oakland, CA Tell us a little bit about yourself and your background with music, education, or social justice work. My involvement with music prior to getting involved with GRR! mainly consisted of going to […]

New Co-Executive Director reports to work, June 11,

Girls Rock! Rhode Island launches tenth year of summer programming with new hire, two camps, and new workshops and clubs Today, Reza Clifton reported for duty as Girls Rock! RI’s new co-executive director. She joins Hilary Jones on the leadership […]

Volunteer Spotlight: Jacqui James

Name Jacqui James Age 24 Hometown Chepachet, RI Tell us a little bit about yourself and your background with music, education, or social justice work. I am trans woman from a small town. I graduated from URI with a degree […]

Girls Rock Camp: session two, day four

Girls Rock Camp isn’t just about campers finding their own voices.   It’s also about listening to one another, and finding role models and mentors in other generations.   All week, campers have been coming home and telling their parents […]

Girls Rock Camp 2017: session two, day three

Part of the camp experience is learning to be loud.   Sometimes, things get loud at band practice.   But nothing at camp is louder than the group lessons, when ten bass players, ten drummers or ten keyboard players all […]

Glimpse the Magic: Girls Rock Session 2 is ON!!

Have you heard of the 10 newest bands in RI?? They formed Monday – on Day One of the second session of Girls Rock! RI’s summer camp!  Introducing… Gurly Fries, Silver Lining, Klean, BTS (Beautiful Time Signature), Floral Funeral, Hungry Ocean, Northern Lights, Black Ice, Saber Unicorns and… […]

Girls Camp 2017: day five week one, the showcase!

Photo proof that the dream is real, from Friday’s Girls Rock Camp showcase at Aurora. These bands formed on Monday, and performed their songs on Friday. Thank you campers, thank you volunteers, thank you sponsors and donors and thank you to […]

Girls Camp 2017: day four week one

Things began to come together in a big way today.   At this point, even Rock Paper Scissors has become a team activity.   Today’s lunchtime performance was by the Hemlocks (volunteer vocal instructor Jacqui), with volunteer drum instructor Ashley filling […]

Girls Camp 2017: day three, week one

It’s Wednesday, and the songs are coming together.   Good thing, too: Friday’s showcase is coming soon.   The bands are working together on more than just their songs.   Today was the merchandise-making and silk screening workshop, a perennial […]

Girls Camp 2017: day two, week one

So far this week, the weather has been beautiful. Over fifty adults are spending much of this week in the small windowless rooms of Pawtucket’s Jamstage.   Girls Rock! RI has two paid staff members. Everyone else working at camp […]