WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) - Aspiring young musicians from West Springfield will have the chance to learn from some of the best, thanks to a camp being set up by a company that wants to build a casino in the town.
Hard Rock International announced Thursday that they are launching a music camp for West Springfield youth. The camp, which will be held on August 14 and 15 at West Springfield High School, is designed for local musicians aged 9-17, with skill levels from intermediate to advanced.
The camp will be run in conjunction with the Fender Music Foundation , which will provide instructors and equipment for the 100 students.
Annie Ballrio of Hard Rock told 22News that the teachers the camp will bring are very accomplished.
"Musicians that have toured the world with some of the world's biggest bands, the people that have created curriculums in educational systems. I think it's going to be a different approach to learning these instruments," she said.
To register, visit hardrockmusiccamp.eventbrite.com . It costs $20 per student.
Hard Rock proposes to build a resort casino on land owned by the Eastern States Exposition. They are competing for western Massachusetts' sole casino license against MGM in Springfield and Mohegan Sun in Palmer.