At Build a Band, kids got to build one of two instruments: a guitar (out of a cardboard box and rubber bands) or a drum (out of a paper plate and dry beans).  Kids learned the basic mechanics of how these kinds of instruments work, and teamed up to learn a song by the Dodos (longtime Magik collaborators who were performing that week at the Stern Grove Festival). 

 Amy and Andrew lead campers and their brand-new instruments in a song

Amy and Andrew lead campers and their brand-new instruments in a song

 Matt, Andrew, and Amy lead campers in clapping & singing

Matt, Andrew, and Amy lead campers in clapping & singing

 Campers and the new percussion instruments they built

Campers and the new percussion instruments they built

 Matt, Amy, and Andrew leading campers in song

Matt, Amy, and Andrew leading campers in song

 Amy, campers, and their brand new instruments!

Amy, campers, and their brand new instruments!

 Campers checkin' out their new axes

Campers checkin' out their new axes

 Campers building guitars from cardboard and rubber bands

Campers building guitars from cardboard and rubber bands

 Performing with gusto!

Performing with gusto!