Did you not get enough of, or miss out entirely on, rehearsing with your fellow musicians this past school year? GOOD NEWS! We are offering a summer instrumental music mini-camp from June 21st through July 16th (Mondays through Fridays)! The camp is open to band and orchestra students finishing 6th, 7th, and 8th grades in June 2021 and will be held at E.B. Scripps Elementary School. Mini-camp will feature four weeks of daily 90-minute rehearsals every weekday afternoon and a live, in-person end-of-camp performance. Oh, and if you weren’t already excited for this opportunity, the camp is being offered at no cost to students/families!
Enrollment will be limited to 25 band students and 25 orchestra students, so when registration is open, be sure to secure your spot as early as possible! In keeping with our district’s very thorough COVID-19 prevention protocols, all rehearsals will take place outdoors, students will be sufficiently distanced from one another according to current scientific recommendations, and all wind musicians should expect to use PPE on their instruments (which will be provided to students free of charge). The live performance on the final day of the camp will also be outdoors (BYO lawn chairs, blankets, etc.), and audience members will be asked to distance themselves from others outside of their household.
At this time, the online registration portal is yet available, but I will most certainly share it here on the blog as soon as it goes live. Check back here for more updates on the summer mini-camp in the near future!
P.S. Upon announcing the camp during classes, a common question amongst students was, “What if my family is going to vacation during that time?” I am okay with students missing a few days here and there, maybe even up to five days of the camp depending on the circumstances. However, I would discourage enrolling in the camp if the student knows that they will be missing five or more days due to the limited number of participants allowed.
More information to be posted soon….stay tuned!