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Rock Band Camp wows crowd after just a week of practice together

Hayden Young’s first performance in a rock band was Friday night.

The incoming 12-year-old Twin Spruce Junior High School seventh grader described himself as more of an introvert when it comes to playing the guitar. But after a week of Rock Band Camp, he’d transformed from loner musician to part of an epic rock band.

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Josh Knutson reaches out into the crowd as he sang "Smells Like Teen Spirit" by Nirvana during the Rock Band Camp's live performance at Campbell County High School Friday evening.

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Charlotte Marasco plays the bass guitar for "Paralyzer" during the Rock Band Camp's live performance at Campbell County High School Friday.

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Shayne Howe pumps up the crowd while performing “Nothing but a Good Time” by Poison during the Rock Band Camp’s live performance at Campbell County High School on Friday.

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The crowd reaches out toward Zakk Ross as he plays a solo during the Rock Band Camp's live performance at Campbell County High School Friday evening.

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Josh Simon, center, and bandmates leap in unison at the conclusion of the Rock Band Camp’s live performance at Campbell County High School on Friday. After a week of intense rehearsal, the teens in the camp get to be rock gods for a night as they show off what they learned.

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With five minutes before showtime, students come together before hitting the stage.

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Charlotte Marasco screams from the crowd at Josh Simon as he collapses on the stage while singing "I Believe in a Thing Called Love" by The Darkness Friday evening during the Rock Band Camp's live performance at Campbell County High School.

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Misael Sosa Alvarado II grooves to the beat of the drums while performing "I Love Rock 'n' Roll" by Joan Jett & the Blackhearts during the Rock Band Camp's live performance at Campbell County High School Friday.

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Olivia Hard looks back toward her band mates while performing during the Rock Band Camp's live show at Campbell County High School Friday evening.

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Zakk Ross collects himself before performing an evening of rock at CCHS.

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Aiden Gatlin performs “Bullet With Butterfly Wings” by The Smashing Pumpkins during Friday’s Rock Band Camp concert.

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