Students who choose to come to the first week of High School Strings Camp will participate in the String Orchestra and string chamber music ensembles under the direction of our experienced faculty. The week will culminate with performances by the chamber ensembles and the string orchestra concert on Friday night.
During the second week of camp, the string students will be joined by select band students to form a Symphony Orchestra. The focus of this week is to perform a major piece of symphony music on the final concert, and students will experience master classes, sectionals, and rehearsals with our Foster Camp faculty. In summer of 2007, the Foster High School Symphony performed an entire Beethoven symphony on the final concert. This is an experience that could only be had at Foster-no other youth orchestras in the Central Kentucky area perform full symphonies! Of course, it’s not just about music-there will be plenty of social opportunities, including movies, dances, and the biggest water-balloon fight in Richmond! If you love making music and having fun, come join us at Foster Orchestra camp!
The vast majority of our campers attend both weeks of High School Strings Camp. The one week options are available if needed or preferred by campers but most attend both sessions.
Afternoon activities are planned each evening for the campers. Activities include, but are not limited to, tennis, soccer, basketball, swimming, kickball, softball, movies, indoor/outdoor games, board games, video game tournaments, etc. We offer several afternoon activities each evening allowing students to choose their favorites.
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