Middle School Concert Band Academy

June 21 — 26, 2020

2020 location TBA.

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.

Phillip DayProgram director: Phillip A. Day



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 2020 – 2021 school year.
Program fee: $295 — Tuition and T-shirt. No housing or meals.

Registration opens here on Feb. 1, 2020.


Registration Deadlines

  • Full registration deadline: May 27
  • Limited registration deadline: June 17

Daily Schedule Overview

The Middle School Concert Band Academy will begin with orientation sessions and seating auditions (date/time TBA). 

  • 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 finale concert (date/time TBA) is free and open to the public.

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


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