Romona's Kids: A Cappella Camp

Romona's Kids: Singing their way to success

For today's Romona's Kids, we went to the East Side of Cleveland as kids were preparing to head back to school.

Many students take music classes or choir, but these Romona's Kids spent the summer practicing at an A Cappella Camp.

The summer camp was held for teens who are hopeful for a career in vocal music, or kids who just wanted to learn to sing and have fun.

Students met six hours a day, every day, from July 21-August 4. They met at the Mt. Zion Church in University Circle.

"I seriously started singing at the age of nine and I've been on it since then, and it's just a great feeling. I love performing in front of people and it's the best feeling!" said Emmanuel, a student in the program.

The camp is directed by Reginald Bowens, a member of the award-winning A Cappella group "Traces of Blue." They performed on the TV show, "Sing Off."

Bowens makes sure the kids learn the fundamental building blocks of music, called theory.

"And they learn how to read music, how to sight sing, some of them are learning to arrange themselves!" said Bowens.

"I don't think people realize but it's very important because in order to sound good, in order to have a perfect blend of people, you have to know how loud or how strong to sing your note!" said another student, Allie.

They even invited Romona to join in the rehearsal for their end-of-camp concert.

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