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Roger Garcia Directs 9th Annual Rock Camp

Will Garcia is on staff and Loren Negron is a camper


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Rock Camp participants work one-on-one with talented mentors and teachers. Here, Glenn Ayers works with drum students.

Who hasn't at least wondered what it would be like to be a rock musician? Each year since 2009, 50 Walla Walla area teens get to find out firsthand what it's like to prepare and produce a Rock 'n' Roll concert by attending Walla Walla Rock Camp.

The week-long intensive music experience is a joint venture of the Walla Walla Symphony, Walla Walla Public Schools, and the Walla Walla Blues Society, and is directed by Waitsburg's own Roger Garcia. The camp concludes with a free public concert on July 14, at Washington Park.

This is the second year that Garcia, who is also District Music Coordi...

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