A solid drummer is a fundamental component of any great rock band. While there’s a notable list of female drummers, it’s an instrument mostly associated with men. One local group is on a mission to change that.
Girls Rock Roanoke (GRR) is a non-profit, community-based organization that works to empower young women to find their voices through music, creative expression, and collaboration, and to use those voices to be change–makers in their lives and communities. Now in its fourth year, GRR hosts two week-long summer camps where girls ages 8 – 16 come together to write an original song, play, and perform live music. Campers also attend workshops that highlight women in music history, as well as empowering workshops like self-defense, yoga, communicating with confidence, media literacy and more.