Band Camp is an important element in preparing to participate in the Novice Band & Novice Percussion ensembles. Campers receive focused instrumental and music theory instruction, while also getting a glimpse of the fun, social and interactive side of playing in an ensemble setting.
A beginning music student's progress will vary depending on many factors - motivation, frequency and quality of practice, quality of instrument, to name a few. After camp, students will need about 4-6 private, one-on-one lessons to be prepared for the Novice Band. Parents can expect an evaluation and consultation with their child's camp instructor on the last camp day to ensure proper preparation, and schedule an evaluation prior to August 15 to secure a seat in the band.