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Fall 2023 Welcome Packet

Dear Skunk Rock Families, 

Thank you for signing up for fall of 2023 – our 7th consecutive session!

While I’m always excited to start a new session, there are a lot of reasons that I’m especially excited for this one! My favorite skunkers are coming back for more; I have Caleb to collaborate with, dream up lesson plans and performance ideas; I have 7 sessions of past lesson plans and know which ones really work; Skunkapalooza 2023 is top of mind and we’re looking into renting an indoor space so we don’t have to sit outside in the cold like in past sessions; I’ve finally succeeded in organizing the days by age groups which will help with teaching; We’ve added a middle school group with kids who have significant musical experience and can help lead the way for younger Skunkers; We’ve organized a variety of guest teachers; And we’ve organized the curriculum into 3 ‘trimesters’ of 5 weeks each. Check out our weekly agenda HERE!

So yes, there’s lots to look forward to. I am so thankful for each and everyone of you and your adorable, smart and creative children. They bring me so much joy. Thank you for sharing them with me! 



Payment link and registration fee

**If you haven’t already, please pay the $40 registration fee before the session starts HERE. This fee is per child not household and helps to cover snacks and initial supplies. Also, PLEASE NOTE that the card you use to pay this fee will be charged the weekly fee of $36. If you’d like to use a different card or a different payment method please let Val know.

Location and map

Rehearsals are located at 1616 N. Prairie Way 86004. The Drive was is REALLY steep so park in the cul-de-sac and walk up. Come to the front door and if you haven’t been here before come in for a tour of the studio!

Drop off and pick up

Drop off is at 4pm. Once you and your skunker are comfortable with it you can just drop them off at the bottom of the driveway and they can walk up. The front door will be open.

Pickup is at 6pm. We do a free jam at the end of each session. So come on up if you’d like to check it out. Or if you’d rather not come up the hill, that’s fine too. We’ll have all the Skunkers ready to go at 6:00 and will bring them down the hill for pickup.


Skunk Rock will not be open the week of 11/20. We will also be closed on 9/4 Labor Day and 10/12 fall break. For Skunkers who’s days fall on these holidays we will make up the 2hours during the last week of practice before the performance.

Snow days

In the case of excessive snow days we may have to extend the program end date and will keep you posted if that occurs.

Rates and policies

  • All payments are automatically processed using the card set up for the registration fee. (If you’d like to use a different card or a different payment method please let Val know.)
  • Billing occurs once a week, on Thursday mornings. (If you’d like your card to be charged on another day please let Val know.)
  • The weekly charge for one student is $36 + a 2.9% processing fee + 0.33 Stripe fee, making the total $37.38
  • The first payment will be on August 17th and the last will be on December 14th.
  • Attendance policy: If your skunker misses a practice you will still be billed the $37.38; however, your skunker can makeup a missed practice any other day of that week or the following weeks as many times as they need per week.
  • If a family wishes to discontinue, the family must provide a written request. The request must be made at least seven days prior to the termination date. Upon termination, the student will be removed from our schedule.


Interested in a cute hoodie or t-shirt! Order from our merch page HERE.

Behavior expectations

Skunkers should be respectful of other skunkers and staff, follow staff instructions, participate in planned activities, maintain good hygiene, and clean up after themselves.

Skunk Rock summer camp forbids the following behaviors: 

  • Bullying
  • Fighting
  • Threatening others
  • Using profanity
  • Stealing or damaging property or the property of others
  • Leaving a program or activity without permission
  • Endangering anyone’s health or safety
  • Bringing weapons onto property

Severe Disruptions

These can immediately result in expulsion from the program. This occurs if a child severely disrupts, intentionally bullies another child to the extent of harm, willfully harms property or person, refuses to obey staff or engages in actions that make it impossible to run in a normal manner.

Guest teachers 

Preparing for the performance


Volunteer form

Performance week

Performance day 

Practicing at home

Buying an instrument

Next session, Spring 2024