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Girls rock (’n’ roll) at Spirit Square on Saturday

Coaches listen at front as members of the band Beyond the Madness perform during a Girls Rock Charlotte camp concert rehearsal Thursday July 30, 2015 at Spirit Square in preparation for the camp's concert Saturday night. The band members are Lisa Bettendorf on keys, left, Camryn Wilson on vocals, second from left, Hannah Bauerle on drums, Zayna Sheridan on guitar and Kat Nickels on bass. Girls ages 10-16 will be presenting a concert of original songs written during this week of summer camp.
Coaches listen at front as members of the band Beyond the Madness perform during a Girls Rock Charlotte camp concert rehearsal Thursday July 30, 2015 at Spirit Square in preparation for the camp's concert Saturday night. The band members are Lisa Bettendorf on keys, left, Camryn Wilson on vocals, second from left, Hannah Bauerle on drums, Zayna Sheridan on guitar and Kat Nickels on bass. Girls ages 10-16 will be presenting a concert of original songs written during this week of summer camp.

At Girls Rock Charlotte Summer Camp, girls ages 10 to 16 form a band, write their own song and learn an instrument in one week.

The point is to empower girls through music education – the program combines music with confidence-building workshops to build self-esteem and to help the girls find their voice. It all culminates with a public concert Saturday at McGlohon Theater at Spirit Square. Proceeds from ticket sales go to scholarships for campers.

“We already have a waiting list for 2016,” said camp director Kelly Finley. “The whole purpose of the camp is to give the girls rock star confidence and a strong voice.” Michael Weinstein, Diedra Laird

Girls Rock Charlotte concert

Girls ages 10-16 present a concert of original songs written during summer camp. Ticket sales go to scholarship fund for campers.

When: Saturday, 7 p.m.

Where: McGlohon Theater at Spirit Square, 345 N. College St.

Tickets: $5.

More info: http://CarolinaTix.org, (704) 372-1000; http://GirlsRockCLT.com.

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