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UW-Green Bay Middle School Music Camp registration now under way

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Students entering grades 6 through 9 in fall 2014 can enroll now for Middle School Band, Orchestra and Choral Camp, Sunday through Friday, July 13-18 at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, 2420 Nicolet Drive.

Several camp options are tailored to middle school students. Band students entering grades 6 and 7 will participate in “X-Band,” the camp’s beginner band that will focus on fundamentals for the young musician. Students will not need to audition for this band and will be taught by a team of teachers who specialize in working with young musicians.

Band students entering grades 8 and 9, as well as all choral and orchestral students entering grades 7-9, will audition for placement in their performing groups.

Camp teachers will include music faculty members from UW-Green Bay and other colleges and universities, along with outstanding Wisconsin music teachers. See the camp website for faculty/staff updates: www.uwgb.edu/camps/music/middleSchoolBand.

Students’ days will be filled with rehearsals, a masterclass, sectionals and two “option” hours. An array of class choices are offered, including the following: Camp Chorus; Music Theory; Hand Drumming; Saxophone Studio; Musical Theatre; Live Recording Techniques; Heavy Metal (Brass Choir); Northwinds (clarinet/double reed ensemble); Instrumental Jazz Improvisation; Pop Strings and Fiddling; Beginning Class Piano; Digital Sound Processing and Production; Flute, Clarinet and Sax ensembles; and Composition.

The camp week gets under way Sunday, July 13 with auditions for orchestra and choral students and for band students entering grades 8 and 9. The camp ends with a 6 p.m. concert Friday, July 18 at the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts on campus. Outstanding students will be chosen to receive partial scholarships to the 2015 camp.

Students can attend as commuters or as residents living in UW-Green Bay student housing. The camp fee is $279 for commuters, which includes lunch. Resident students’ fee is $539, which includes room and board, counselor supervision, a t-shirt and transportation to evening activities.

Camp information and registration are available online at www.uwgb.edu/camps/music/middleSchoolBand. Information also is available by telephone at (920) 465-2775, and via email at summercamps@uwgb.edu.

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