Monday, July 14, 2008


This Saturday, July 19th, is our big final show for all our campers ages 10 and up at the Cat's Cradle in Carrboro, NC. We will have 8 bands playing, and it's all starting at 7 pm! Be there on time for this packed show, where the girls are super stars, performing their original songs with their new bands! It's a show not to be missed, and we're asking for at least a $5 donation at the door. We'll also have incredible merch for sale, including t-shirts, stickers, buttons and bags, with a variety of logos--all to raise money for our programs and for scholarships for girls!

Last week was the incredible camp with 7-9 year olds, and four bands were formed:

The Black Roses
Electric Ink and the Spicy Wasabies
Dark Lantern and the Great Golden Stars
Electric Pandas

Their songs were incredible as they played for a packed house at the ArtsCenter in Carrboro! There was even an Electric Panda that showed up to root on the girls (the most incredible m0m-fan I've ever seen!).

We hope you'll join us for the big show this weekend-- it's really the most incredible show of the year. Be prepared to laugh, cry, and have your heart swell with pride for these incredible girls that have worked hard together to perform their epic songs.

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Want to volunteer?
Our Volunteers make this experience possible (and incredible) for the girls!
Anyone interested in volunteering during our camp should contact us at Please title your email VOLUNTEER (or if you're interested in anything specific, let us know!).
Every volunteer job is a big job, so if you think you're too busy to help out, odds are, you're not! We have small and big jobs! Some bigger jobs (that are temporary) are:
Equipment Coordinator(s) (aka- ultimate roadie(s) for which we give high praise) --Ever wanted to play around with a lot of cool stuff without buying it? This volunteer will work with us to find a location to store donated equipment before camp begins, coordinate receiving instruments and equipment, label all donations, deliver the equipment to camp and return equipment to their proper owners once camp is over. This could be a team job-- you and your friend(s)!
Grant Writers --Well it can't hurt to ask, right? We'll give you all the information you need, and you'll help us grow like never before. Be part of the action through writing! wRiting Rocks!
Lawyer --We need to talk about a few things with a very cool lawyer who thinks we're cool, too.
PR Guru --We give you the press releases, you tell everyone you know (including newspapers, radio, television, websites, blogs...) Again, this can be a super-team. This can also be you sending out a big email blast to friends just sending them to our website. Yeah! Do it now!
Flyer Goddesses (and Gods) --Got more time than money and some good walking shoes? Hit the streets with your staple gun and let the world know about our programs through the ancient art of flyering. Or is it fliering? Hanging up our posters! Or better yet, MAKE OUR POSTERS! You're creative. This is the job for you.
Host an info-party. --Have your friends over for crafts, drinks, dinner, crochet, bridge, whatever you fancy, and tell them all about Girls Rock NC. Tell them to tell their friends, and they'll tell their friends...see what a big help you've been?
Rock Stars. --Set up a fundraiser show where your awesome band plays and you donate the money to Girls Rock NC. You can select if you'd like the proceeds to go directly to a specific item or even to supporting a camper that may not have money to come to camp otherwise. This can be a Boys Rock for Girls Rock NC event at a giant venue (all you rockin boys that want to help, take note), a Women in Rock showcase or a garage show for five of your friends on a Sunday afternoon. The beautiful part is that it's all set up by YOU! You make the call, and let us know when it's happening, we'll promote it!
Workshop Teachers and Assistants. --If you're passionate about something creative and you feel that girls really need to learn all about it from you (and you identify as a woman), we want to know about you. Contact us!
We also appreciate any and all donations, and particularly for the following to be used during Summer Camp and for future After School Programs:
* Equipment Donations or Lenders --We'd really like to start a lending library of musical equipment (including instruments), CDs, Zines, Books and more that girls can check out all year long. All materials and equipment that support our mission will be considered and appreciated.
* Financial contributions (tax-deductible) --Sponsorships available. Please contact us for more information on how your business or you can become one of the rockin-ist of them all.
* Photocopies or printing services for Zines and Guidebooks --The girls create their own zines each year, and these need to be mass produced so each girl gets to take home the collection of images and words from their fellow campers. We also create a massive, incredible compilation of stories, advice, how-tos and interviews of local women with incredible stories and jobs that each camper takes home with them. Girls need to be aware of all the incredible mentors they have in their own communities, and we need financial and physical help creating these books! (contact us with questions-there's a lot of paper involved!)
*Our own PA systems. --Ultimately, we use four PA systems at a time while the girls are in band practice. One larger and three smaller PA units would make us cry with happiness. Weepy even thinking about it.
* Art Supplies for Workshops (Scissors, Markers, Paper, etc.)
*Music and Art Magazines
* Picks, Guitar Cords, Drum sticks, 9 volt batteries, guitar/bass strings, etc.
* Acoustic pick-ups (for the softer-hard-rocker)
* Screen printing services for our Shirts and Promotional materials
*Anything else you can think of!


NEW FORMAT FOR MORE BAND PRACTICE! You asked for it girls, and we're giving it to you. Ages 13-17 will be a more intensive musical experience, with 30 minute workshops each session, followed by an hour and a half for five or six sessions (depends on the location) before our big show at the Cat's Cradle! Join in the excitement and meet new friends from all over North Carolina (and sometimes from out of state!). Intensives are $200-- contact us if you need to supplement this amount with money from our scholarship fund.
REGISTER HERE FOR CARRBORO LOCATION AT THE ARTSCENTER* 13-17 year old Intensives June 30-July 17, 6 sessions- Tues and Thurs, 12 girls, 4-6 pm, with a Saturday, July 19th performance at 7 pm, Cat's Cradle
PLEASE PRINT OUT AND MAIL IN THE REGISTRATION FORM FOR DURHAM LOCATION: AT CAMELOT ACADEMY* 13-17 year old Intensives July 14-18, Monday through Friday from 4-6 pm, with a Saturday, July 19th performance at 7 pm, Cat's Cradle

7-9 year old and 10-12 year old camps already full!

It happens so fast! We do hope you'll spread the word about our 13-15 year old camps (info above) that are still open, and consider volunteering with the younger girls if you're 16 or older! See the side bar (HELP US OUT) for more info, or email us at

Friday, June 20th, 9:30 pm at the Blue Horn Lounge in Chapel Hill

Friday, June 20th, 9:30 pm at the Blue Horn Lounge in Chapel Hill
Bad Mothers and Orange Factory raise money for Girls Rock NC

Girls Rock NC at Durham Artwalk, April 5 & 6

CCB Plaza Downtown Durham ROCKED THIS WEEKEND! The girls were AMAZING, and they kept getting asked to play at other events! It rained, but the girls pulled off confident performances of incredible songs!

Click for more information about Durham Art Walk.