Registration under way for UW-Green Bay middle school music camp

Students entering grades 6 through 9 in fall can enroll now for the Middle School Band, Orchestra and Choral Camp, July 11-17, 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, and choral and orchestral students will audition for placement in their performing groups.

Camp teachers will include faculty members from UW-Green Bay and other colleges and universities and outstanding teachers from middle and high schools. See the camp website for faculty/staff updates:

Students’ days will feature rehearsals, a master class, sectionals and ‘option’ hours. An array of 7th hour options including Camp Chorus, Music Tools, The Total Flutist, World Beat Percussion, Saxophone Studio, Musical Theatre, Recording Techniques, Heavy Metal (Brass Choir), Northwinds (clarinet/double reed ensemble), Jazz Improvisation, Pop Studio Strings and Composition are offered.

The camp week gets underway on Sunday, July 11 with auditions for orchestra and choral students and for band students entering grades 8 and 9. The camp ends with a 9 a.m. concert Saturday, July 17, in the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts, located on campus. Outstanding students will be chosen to receive partial scholarships to the 2011 camp.

Students can attend as commuters or as residents living in UW-Green Bay student housing.

The camp fee is $259 for commuters. Resident students will pay $549, which includes instruction, room and board, counselor supervision, a T-shirt and transportation to evening activities.

Camp information and registration are available online at Information also is available by telephone at (920) 465-2775 or (800) 621-2313.

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