During the Middle School Band Camp emphasis is placed on daily involvement with the faculty of the camp. Students begin their day with Skill Development Classes designed to expand their understanding of their instrument and their playing skills. Warm-up techniques, exercises to develop range and technical skill, understanding of breath control - all the elements of playing the instruments are stressed.
Large group experiences in concert band and the complete symphony orchestra are a part of the program. Students not only rehearse twice daily in these groups but also are involved in daily sectional rehearsals, again under the direction of the faculty specialists. A final concert at the end of the week serves as a culminating experience for the camp.
Each student also participates in like-instrument small ensemble groups - flute choir, brass choir, clarinet choir, percussion ensemble, etc...all designed to open new horizons in their playing experience and expand their knowledge and playing skills on their instrument. Again, the faculty specialists on each instrument are working with the students.
Middle school string players have a great opportunity to make music with our fun and knowledgeable Foster Camp faculty members. Musically, the Middle School Orchestra camp will include instrument classes, sectionals, and rehearsals with the Middle School String Orchestra, all set in a lively, inspiring environment.
In addition to these high-quality musical experiences, students will have excellent social experiences, including a picnic, movies, parties, and a dance, among other planned events. If you want to get better on your instrument and have a great time, come and join us at the Foster Middle School Orchestra camp! (see bottom of page for afternoon activities and string schedule examples)
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Click below to download a schedule example of a typical week at Middle School Band Camp.
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