Omaha Girls Rock (OGR) Mission
Omaha Girls Rock’s mission is to empower young women to find their unique voice through creativity, music education and performance.
Through the powerful tool of musical experience and collaboration, our vision is to cultivate strong values in young women, developing confidence, self reliance, and original thinking. By encouraging our female mentees to apply these principles in all aspects of their lives, we hope to help them grow into stronger and more valuable members of their community.
NO PREVIOUS MUSICAL EXPERIENCE IS NECESSARY! Omaha Girls Rock is a day camp for girls ages 10-16. Upon arriving at camp, girls will be checked in by a faculty member before assembling themselves into bands. Every day they will receive instruction in their chosen rock instrument (guitar, bass, vocals, keyboards or drums); attend two workshops on subjects ranging from self-esteem to songwriting; and have rehearsals guided by a “band manager” (counselor) in preparation for the final showcase. Along the way the girls will develop and hone life skills like cooperation and creative thinking, and emerge as confident and capable young women sure of their voices, and of their worth.
Omaha Girls Rock core values:
The most important thing that I learned, other than how to play my instrument, was how our band could work together as a team.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Margot Wickman-Bennett (President)
Rachel Jacobson (Vice President)
Maggie Wood (Secretary)
Ryan Fox (Treasurer)
Melissa Wurth (Executive Director)
Aaron Markley (Gear Manager)
Jamie Pressnall (Operations Manager)
Kait Berreckman (Music Director)
Annie Dilocker (Music Director)
Andrea Walters (Design)