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UW-Green BaySummer Camps

Middle School X-Band

X-TRA! X-TRA! Make X-BAND your NEXT band!

For campers entering grades 6-7

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Camp Specifics:

  • Daily Class Hours: 8:30 am - 3:40 pm
  • Commuter Fee: $295 (includes instruction, lunches, and camp t-shirt)
  • Resident/Housing Fees: $569 (includes instruction, room and board, camp t-shirt, counselor supervision and evening activity transportation)

Why X-Band? We know of no other band camp in the region that caters to the needs of the young musician, and employs 'beginner-musician teaching' specialists who work with young musicians.

Designed for the young musician entering 6th & 7th grades, X-Band will help you expand your musical abilities. With no audition required, you will have fun and fast paced rehearsals and classes that will challenge you; all with upbeat, super-experienced instructors. Get ready for the best band week ever!

Note: If you are a seventh grader, with a band director's recommendation, you may opt out of the X-Band by auditioning for placement in one of the other bands.  Recommendations may be sent by email to summercamps@uwgb.edu. If you have attended our X-Band camp in the past you can register for our Middle School Band Camp.

 

Guest Faculty and Artists

In addition to the excellent and dedicated UW-Green Bay faculty members who teach at the camps, campers will be taught by some of the finest teachers and professional performers from across the country. Click here for more information about this summer’s Music Camp faculty.

 

Special Features

  • Awards: Outstanding campers will be chosen to receive partial scholarships to the 2015 camp.
  • Camp Dance and other great social activities: An evening dance will be held on Thursday, July 16th for Resident Campers.
  • Final Concert: Friday, July 17th at 6:00 p.m. in the prestigious Weidner Center for the Performing Arts.

 

Schedule

The camp week begins Sunday afternoon, July 12th, with auditions and an all-camp meeting. Daily sessions are held Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 3:40 p.m. A typical daily schedule is as follows:

  • 8:30 a.m. Sectional
  • 9:35 a.m. Rehearsal
  • 10:40 a.m. Option Class*
  • 11:45 a.m. Lunch
  • 12:35 p.m. Rehearsal
  • 1:40 p.m. Comprehensive Musicianship Rehearsal
  • 2:45 p.m. Option Class*

 

3rd and 7th Hour Option Classes:

Customize your camp experience by choosing two option classes! Campers should choose TWO different classes. One will serve as your 3rd Hour Option and one as your 7th Hour Option.

Most Popular Option Class: Camp Chorus

The 2015 Camp Chorus will present your favorite tunes in a performance that will inspire your parents and friends. This option choice class will perform in Friday's Weidner Concert in spectacular style!

Instrumental Ensembles This year's instrumental ensembles will explore diverse and exciting new repertoire, from world music, to jazz, pop and folk. This is a great option class for campers who want to stay on their instrument for an option hour and who want to learn new music that is different than the music they are playing on the concert.

3rd Hour Option Choices:

  • Flute Ensemble (flute choir - 6th and 7th grades only)
  • Brass Ensemble (6th and 7th grades only)
  • Instrumental Jazz Improvisation (instrumentalists only)
  • Hand Drumming (for non-percussionists and percussionists)
  • Digital Sound Processing/Production
  • Introduction to Music Theory
  • Musical Theatre (must register for Camp Chorus 7th Hour)
  • Clarinet Ensemble (clarinet choir - 6th and 7th grades only)
  • Pop Strings and Fiddling (strings only)
  • Saxophone Ensemble (saxophone choir - 6th and 7th grades only)
  • Beginning Class Piano

7th Hour Option Choices:

  • Camp Chorus (open to both instrumentalists and choral campers)
  • Beginning Class Piano
  • Brass Ensemble (8th and 9th grades only)
  • Instrumental Jazz Improvisation (instrumentalists only)
  • Digital Sound Processing/Production
  • Clarinet Ensemble (clarinet choir - 8th and 9th grades only)
  • Flute Ensemble (flute choir - 8th and 9th grades only)
  • Percussion Ensemble (8th and 9th grade percussionists only)
  • Saxophone Ensemble (8th and 9th grades only)

 

Eligibility

Band campers entering grades 6–7 in the fall are eligible to apply. All campers must be recommended by a parent or guardian and a school music director. 7th graders who have attended our X-Band Camp in the past may register for Middle School Band Camp. 6th and 7th graders may audition for Middle School X-Band with a recommendation from their music teacher sent to summercamps@uwgb.edu.

 

 

UW-Green Bay is accredited by:

NASM

The National Association Schools of Music

 

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