In the Fall of 2016 the Maine Academy of Modern Music (MAMM) announced the addition of a new collection of programming called MAMMOTH. Where MAMM is already well known for its fun, electric guitar-driven rock programming such as its popular summer camp series, its annual Girls Rock! concert, and the MAMM SLAM battle of the bands competition, its new MAMMOTH program allows the school to broaden its reach across genres and instrument families.
With a name as immense as its musical scope, MAMMOTH consists of TWO major components:
- The MAMMOTH Brass Band is a New Orleans style brass ensemble for students ages 10 to 18. This funky, energetic group gives students a chance to perform in a professional setting alongside some of the best musicians in the Southern Maine area. Led by new MAMM instructor Marc Chillemi, this band program will educate students about different styles, grooves, off-beat rhythms, improvisation, and a bit of history surrounding the brass band tradition in New Orleans. Beginning in September The MAMMOTH Brass Band will meet at MAMM on Wednesdays from 6:30-8pm. Tuition is $75 per month.
- The MAMMOTH Rock Chorus program will bring local children and teens together to rehearse and perform popular songs in an inspiring and supportive setting. In both small and large groups the Rock Chorus will celebrate contemporary and classic rock, R&B, and pop music. The program will be run by MAMM instructors Emilia Dahlin and Chas Lester. The MAMMOTH Rock Chorus meets at MAMM on Mondays from 4-5pm for 8-11 year olds, 6-7pm for 11-13 year olds and 7-8pm for teens. Tuition is $50 per month.
- NEW! The MAMMOTH Rock Chorus Home School Program is open to students 8-18 and meets at MAMM on Wednesdays from 10-11am. Tuition is $50 per month.
The brass band and rock chorus will rehearse independently and will perform individually at various MAMM events throughout the year. But don't be surprised if these two groups join forces with some of MAMM's rock ensembles to perform together at an epic end-of-the-school year concert!
FOR MORE DETAILS CALL (207) 899-3433