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McK Junior High Concert Band Camp


June 4 - 7, 2018

Sponsored by the Conn-Selmer Division of Education

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We are honored to welcome internationally renowned composer and educator, James Swearingen, to camp!

For more information on Mr. Swearingen, click here!


Camp Dress Days (individual and team prizes given):

Monday – Sports Day (wear a favorite sports shirt, jersey, etc.)

Tuesday – Disney Day (dress as your favorite character)

Wednesday – Color Wars (section spirit day)

Flutes and Oboes: Yellow

Clarinets: Red

Saxophones and Bassoons: Orange 

Trumpets and French Horns: Purple

Trombones, Euphoniums, and Tubas: Blue

Percussion: Green

Thursday – Freedom Day (wear something patriotic/or red, white, or blue)

Camp Times:

Campers may be dropped off at the front of the Hettenhausen Center for the Arts at 8:00am (please no earlier as we will not have staff supervision before 8:00am). They will watch movies in the band room if needing the early drop-off time. The rehearsals will begin promptly at 9:00am. Monday – Wednesday camp will end at 5:00pm – campers must be picked up no later than 5:30pm. Thursday is our concert (6:00pm) so we will have a pizza party during the 5:00pm hour – campers will go home after the performance.  The concert is free and open to the public.

Required Items:

Students must bring their instrument, pencil, and a music stand to rehearsal every day.


Audition Music:

We will have two bands this summer based on ability level. Students will take a short (stress free) audition Monday morning for placement. This will allow us to challenge all students at the level they are currently at – giving them a fantastic experience.

Students need to play the following for band/chair placement:

Woodwinds and Brass – Concert B-flat Major and Concert F Major Scales (as many octaves as possible, any tempo the student can play the scales cleanly)

Percussion – Mallets: Concert B-flat and F Major Scales and Snare: short sight-reading piece

Concert Attire:

Black shoes, black socks, black pants, camp t-shirt (student will get this on Thursday afternoon)


Please download, print, and complete the following package of forms (hold harmless, photo release, and medical information).  Bring the completed documents with you to camp registration (starting at 8:00am Monday morning).

Camp will conclude with a culminating performance open to the public Thursday evening at 6:00 p.m.

Contact Dr. Jennifer A. Moder, for more information!


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Photo of James Swearingen

Internationally renowned composer,
James Swearingen, will guest conduct one of his compositions with the students.