Cascio Interstate Music Partners with Milwaukee's Discovery World for Summer Teen Workshops and Camps

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Teens from southeastern Wisconsin will obtain their own guitar and create custom graphics and designs. Wisconsin's largest music store will supply their own brand of Archer electric guitars.

Custom Electric Guitar Designer at Milwaukee's Discovery World with Archer Guitars from Cascio Interstate Music

... the program helps to inspire young music enthusiasts and gives them the inspiration to be creative, both musically and artistically.

Wisconsin’s largest musical instrument store, Cascio Interstate Music of New Berlin, is supplying Archer electric guitars in a partnership with Milwaukee's Discovery World, to be used in their most popular teen workshops and camps during the summer of 2013. The one-week workshops and camps, “Custom Electric Guitar Designer,” “Advanced Custom Electric Guitar Designer,” and “JUST FOR GIRLS! Custom Electric Guitar Designer,” allow teens from southeastern Wisconsin to obtain their own guitar and create custom graphics and designs during the week of the workshop or camp.

"We are again proud to partner with Discovery World on this truly unique musical project. We collectively believe that the program helps to inspire young music enthusiasts and gives them the inspiration to be creative, both musically and artistically. This is a perfect fit for us here at Cascio and supports our core music mission in the community," says Michael Houser, CEO of Cascio Interstate Music.

Discovery World's Executive Director, Paul Krajniak agrees, and states that “Discovery World is grateful for our collaboration with Cascio Interstate Music. We are excited to create a new wave of innovators during this summer experience. The best way to teach about the future is to build it, and our collaboration with Cascio Interstate Music is helping us do just that.”

“Custom Electric Guitar Designer” is a summer camp for students going into grades 6 – 8, offered in two sessions from June 17–21 and July 8–July 12. This workshop provides the guitar, and has the camper create custom graphics, screenprint on the guitar, and laser etch images onto the pickguard. The cost for this camp is $325 for Discovery World members, $350 for non-members, and includes a $50 materials fee.

The more advanced workshop, “Advanced Custom Electric Guitar Designer” is offered for teens heading into grades 9 – 12, offered from July 22–26. This workshop includes everything in the first workshop, and adds the ability for teens to modify the electronics for custom tones, along with adding LEDs to light up the guitar. Both the workshops and the camps offer an expert tuneup and lesson from the professionals at Cascio Interstate Music.

Unveiled in 2013, the brand new “JUST FOR GIRLS! Custom Electric Guitar Designer” is a female-only summer camp for students going into grades 6 – 8, offered from August 19–23. Designed to accommodate the rapidly increasing participation of girls within nearly all Discovery World programs, the female-only class provides the guitar, and has the camper create custom graphics, screenprint on the guitar, and laser etch images onto the pickguard.

Cascio Interstate Music is awarding a free $10 Gift Card for anybody who signs up for either of these workshops through Discovery World, useable for any of the thousands of items available in their New Berlin SuperStore. Gift Cards may also be used online or via the call center at (800) 462-2263.

Discovery World at Pier Wisconsin is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on the shores of beautiful Lake Michigan. Discovery World is committed to educational, cultural, and environmental development. The 120,000-square foot facility includes interactive science, technology and freshwater exhibits, learning labs, theaters, television and audio studios, plus fresh and saltwater aquariums. Their exhibits and programs are designed to inspire exploration and creation, and provide lifelong learning for visitors. Visit them online.

Cascio Intersate Music is a strong player in today's musical instruments retail industry, ranking in the top 12 nationally among music retailers, providing musical instruments and accessories to musicians of all ages, including music educators and music professionals worldwide. Cascio began in 1946 in West Milwaukee as a small teaching and accordion studio owned by Frank Cascio, the son of Italian immigrants. Today, over 75,000 musical products are marketed nationwide via catalogs and online, and locally at their SuperStore in New Berlin. Cascio also carries locally-designed brands of guitars, drums and band instruments – Archer, Union and Ravel – for consumers and schools. The Archer guitar line is designed in Milwaukee, and will be used in the Discovery World workshop program.

Involvement in the Milwaukee music community includes concert sponsorships at multiple area theaters and venues, the "Wild” drumline with the Milwaukee Bucks, guitar building workshops at Discovery World, and an original music stage at Milwaukee’s Summerfest. Cascio has been chosen as “Milwaukee's Best Music Store” by readers of “The Shepherd Express” newspaper for the past eight years in a row. Please visit http://www.interstatemusic.com or their Facebook Page for more information.

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