Girls Rock Fox Cities

Girls Rock Fox Cities is part of the educational community outreach programming of Chaminade Women’s Chorus.

Currently a member of the international Girls Rock Camp Alliance (GRCA), the Girls Rock Fox Cities program (GRFC) provides an opportunity for girls and girl-identifying youth ages 12-18 to take part in an opportunity to be represented in rock music, learn from womxn in the industry, and showcase their talents at the end of the program.


Want to apply for the Girls Rock Fox Cities Camp 2020?

* Applications are due by 11:59pm on Friday, May 1st. Applicants will hear back via email by mid-late May about placement in the program. Apply online at Girls Rock Fox Cities Participant Application

* Program will run June 15-19th from 12pm-5pm each day at The Refuge, located at 1000 N Ballard Road in Appleton. The program will commence with a live concert showcase the evening of the 19th at The Refuge.

* Program consists of students being placed into bands to learn, write, and perform music. Each day will move through units of group learning sessions, individual lessons, and group coaching sessions.

Before Applying, you should have the following ready:

* Personal contact information for the applicant and a parent/guardian

* Information about applicant’s instrument, current music instructors (school and private) if applicable

* A 3 minute-or-less, 100 mb-or-less video of participant containing the following: State your first and last name and the instrument you are auditioning with. Provide us with two contrasting styles of music via your instrument (or voice). For example: A ballad and a funk song (but not limited to these two styles)

Safety and Security:

All private lesson teachers and group session coaches are vetted and back-ground checked by the 501(c)3 non-profit parent organization, Chaminade Women’s Chorus and the Girls Rock Fox Cities Steering Committee.

Questions and Information:

Should you have any questions about the application or program, please contact Girls Rock Fox Cities at with questions.

Want to volunteer your time to help GRFC for 2020?

Please read below for important information to know before becoming a part of the GRFC program. To volunteer your time to the program, please go here: Volunteer Form

To contact Girls Rock Fox Cities, please email us at!

Girls Rock Fox Cities Mission Statement:

Our mission is to use music as a vehicle for opportunity and empowerment for women and girls in our community. We aim to create an inclusive and collaborative environment focused on building and encouraging self-esteem, independent thought and leadership.

Along with our own mission statement, we fully support the mission, vision, and core values of the Girls Rock Camp Alliance, an international organization that provides guidance and support of sister programs and camps all around the world.

Inclusivity, Intersectionality**, & GRFC:

GRFC has done fundraising to ensure that anyone who is interested in the program will be able to participate without a fee. Many of the music programs provided in our community have a cost to them which leads to limiting the ability for some to participate.

Throughout the entire structure of the program, we look to follow the same inclusion practices as Girls Rock Camp Alliance, one of which is to provide opportunity for women/trans women, girls/girl-identifying, and gender-nonconforming individuals to participate. Therefore, we expect all who participate and volunteer with GRFC to support our mission. We may use the terms “womxn”, “trans women”, “women-identifying”, “girls/girl-identifying” and “gender non-conforming” within the appropriate contexts of the program. At times, we will shorten to simply “girls” and “womxn” as needed with the understanding that we include all non-conforming, trans*, and genderqueer individuals.

**Intersectionality: When we say intersectional, we mean a framework that understands that oppressions are not singular, but complex and layered. To quote Audre Lorde, “There is no thing as a single-issue struggle because we do not live single-issue lives.” Oppressive systems affect people in multiple and compounded ways. For example, race, class, gender, sexuality, ability and citizenship cannot be separated or untangled. We would also like to recognize that we are indebted to black feminists such as Kimberlé Crenshaw (who coined the term intersectionality), The Combahee River Collective, Frances Beal, Audre Lorde and others who developed this framework.

For more information and further reading please look to this resource created for the 2016 GRCA conference: Inclusion Resources