Middle School Concert Band Academy

June 23 — 28, 2019

Weigel Auditorium

The Middle School Concert Band Academy (Mon. – Fri., 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.) is specifically designed for middle-level concert band musicians to enrich their understanding of music in an enjoyable, non-competitive and positive week-long program. In addition to rehearsals in the large ensemble, students will take part in instrument-specific master classes, as well as choosing two electives (jazz intro, world drumming, ukelele, piano). The program will conclude with a band performance that is free and open to the public.

David Hedgecoth, director of Middle School Concert Band AcademyProgram director: Professor David Hedgecoth



Program Highlights

  • Morning music FUNdamentals
  • Ensemble and sectional rehearsals led by experienced staff
  • Varied, engaging repertoire
  • Daily elective activities including jazz intro, world drumming, ukulele and piano
  • Finale concert
Eligibility: for students entering grades 7 – 9 in the 2019 – 2020 school year.
Program fee: $295 — Tuition and T-shirt. No housing or meals.

Daily Schedule Overview

The Middle School Concert Band Academy will begin with orientation sessions and seating auditions on Sunday, June 23 from 2 – 6 p.m. 

  • Sunday — Woodwind/percussion orientation, 2 – 4 p.m.; brass orientation 4 – 6 p.m.
  • Monday–Friday — 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. (This daily schdule is firm. We are unable to provide supervision prior to or after the program ends each day.)

The dress rehearsal and final concert will take place in Weigel Hall on Friday, June 28. The concert, 4 – 5 p.m., is free and open to the public.

A detailed daily schedule will be provided approximately three weeks prior to the start of the program.

Registration Information

  • Full registration deadline: May 29, 2019
  • Limited registration deadline: June 19, 2019

Registration for Middle School Concert Band Academy 2019 is CLOSED.



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