Red Wing Academy – Wings, Roots, and Old Time Music
We are so proud to support Red Wing Academy each year. The fiddle camp hosted by Eric Brubaker of the Steel Wheels takes place at Eastern Mennonite University. It is open to non-beginner violin, viola, cello, bass, guitar, mandolin, and banjo students. The 4 day workshop teaches the students several tunes with a culmination performance at Red Wing Roots Music Festival on Friday July 13th, 2018 with the Steel Wheels. Participating in the camp and performing with a world class band like the Steel Wheels gives these students a memory for a lifetime. It has also been shown that learning to play an instrument increases your capacity for memory, refines time management and organization skills, boosts team skills, teaches perseverance, coordination, reading, and comprehension. This camp is special and you can see it in the results at the performance, on the instructors faces, and most of all, in the students.
Last night, Sophie and I attended a performance of some of the instructors from Red Wing Academy. The talent there was amazing. I am looking forward to the performance at Red Wing Roots Music Festival as well this Friday. It is a highlight of the festival for me. Aligning our firm to support events like this is exactly how we can build better community. I encourage you to find places to plug in to help the next generation find their passion. We need love and positivity more than anything in this world. I hear that in the music from these campers.
To see how the Gaines Group stays involved with the Red Wing Roots Music Festival, click here.