Band Camp | Webster University

"Virtual" Band Camp

COMMUNITY MUSIC SCHOOL

Fun at Band Camp!Band students in High School (9-12) and Middle School (6-8) can participate in online sectionals and virtual ensembles, master classes, and special events, while learning important practice and audition preparation techniques. Work in real-time directly with expert St. Louis professional musicians who play your instrument. Past guests and clinicians include members of the St. Louis Symphony, Kansas City Symphony, Funky Butt Brass Band, St. Louis Brass Ensemble, St. Louis Symphony Trombone Quartet, Equinox Chamber Players, and Dawn Weber and The Electro Funk Assembly. Explore significant band repertoire in a structured listening session as a group. 

Directors:
James A. Martin, Professor/Director of Instrumental Program at St. Charles Community College
Jeff Pottinger, St. Louis University High School

 

June 22-26, 2020
9:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Grade Level I - Middle School students entering grades 6-8 in Fall 2020 (advanced middle school students may be placed in high school level pending placement audition)
Grade Level II - High School students entering grades 9-12 in Fall 2020
Tuition:  $240
Requirements:  One full year of participation in a school band program (on the instrument you will play during camp) or at least one year of private instruction. Auditions (to determine placement) are required for all students and will need to be submitted online by June 10th. Audition materials and information will be emailed by May 27th.

More About Virtual Band Camp:

The overall focus will be guiding students toward becoming more autonomous musicians and how to achieve this individually.  

Each day will include a welcome session in the morning, then time dedicated to warming up, breathing techniques, and break-out practice sessions with playing assignments. Special topics classes will feature our Directors discussing auditions, methods for effective practice, composition, theory, improvisation, and use of technology (programs like Garage Band, Smart Music, and Flip Grid).   

Questions:  Contact Rebecca Drury at rebeccadrury31@webster.edu or call the CMS at (314) 968-5939

Oboe, Bassoon, Horn, Trombone, and Tuba players "new" to band camp! Call (314) 968-5939 for information on reduced band camp tuition!  Limited availability.

What do students think of the CMS Band Camp? “It was a great camp! I’m coming back!” “Mr. Pottinger, Mr. Martin, you guys rock!” “This camp is awesome!” “Love it.”