The Acoustic Music Workshop is situated in a peaceful lakeside setting 45 minutes west of Edmonton at Camp He Ho Ha. This modern facility has been the home of the workshop for 12 years. Camp He Ho Ha is a modern facility with six heated buildings, indoor plumbing, showers and an indoor swimming pool. Spacious accommodation, meeting rooms with great acoustics, and home-cooked meals will ensure your stay is a comfortable one.
The main hall is well used over the weekend.
Volunteers set up a stage complete with lights and a sound system.
Myhre’s Music sets up a small store where Byron Myhre is always on hand to answer questions about the instruments and accessories he has brought along for the weekend. Saturday night we raffle off a guitar donated by Mhyre’s Music.
You can always count on finding a cup of coffee or a snack in the Main Hall.
The slow pitch jams take place Friday & Saturday night in the Main Hall. Volunteers lead new players through some songs at a slower pace.
The meals, home cooking at its best, are served in the dining hall and presented buffet style. The staff at Camp He Ho Ha strives to make meals that are pleasing for everyone. Special dietary needs can be accommodated.
There are no bunk beds in the spacious dorms and each bed has a night table to store personal items. There is no waiting for showers and plenty of hot water and lots of outlets for plugging in.
Two of the four dorm buildings are designated as quiet. No jamming will take place in these buildings after 11pm. Indicate on your registration if you prefer a Quiet Dorm.
The indoor swimming pool is available between 2 and 3 pm on Saturday.
Jamming is an important part of the workshop.
Jamming is an opportunity to try out what you have just learned, gather more material to learn, or share what you came with. A variety of playing levels and styles of jamming occur throughout the campus. There is no shortage of bluegrass jamming but there are also old time, swing, country and folk music jamming sessions. Many of the musicians who sign up for the workshop are able to play several styles of music and share a love of bluegrass music.
Everyone is welcome at the numerous jams taking place. Sit in and listen or join right in.