MIDDLE SCHOOL BAND CAMP
July 8-12, 2024
Available to any middle school student with at least one year of experience on their instrument. All participants must have completed the 6th, 7th, or 8th grade during the 2023-2024 school year. This camp will be staffed by local band directors and private lesson teachers from the area.
Each day will be filled with music rehearsals, activities, recreation, and concerts from local professional musicians. (Lunch is provided)
Students will spend time each day working on music theory, rhythm analysis, tone development, and full band rehearsals.
This camp will get students into top shape before they go back to school, giving them a head start on the year.
This camp ends with a final concert for family and friends on Friday, July 12 at 5:00 pm in the Crosswalk Conference Center.
Total cost: $135. Cost includes individualized instrumental instruction, t-shirts, lunch, snacks, and music. Students will need to bring their instruments.
Registration Deadline: June 23rd, 2024
Register online by clicking the button at the bottom of the page. You must pay the $50 deposit at the time of registration, so have payment information ready. Late registration will be available from June 24 - June 28 for an additional fee of $25, bringing the full registration cost to $160.
YOUR REGISTRATION PROCESS IS NOT COMPLETE UNTIL YOU HAVE RECEIVED A CONFIRMATION LETTER OR EMAIL FROM THE WORSHIP MINISTRY OFFICE.
7th and 8th Grade Directors: Dr. Sarah Roberts (UT Tyler Associate Professor of Music)
Dr. Austin Seybert (UT Tyler Assistant Professor of Low Brass)
6th Grade Directors: John Gaertner (Whitehouse Jr High Band Director)
Phil Ketcham (Three Lakes Middle School Band Director)
Flutes and Double Reed: Karina McBrayer (Former Band Director at Moore Middle School),
Christina Thomas (Assistant Band Director at Whitehouse High School)
Clarinet: Howard Galletly (Former Band Director at T. K. Gorman)
Saxophones: Sam Pollock (Music Teacher at Douglas Elementary)
Trumpets: Aaron Handorf (Band Director at Brownsboro High School),
Micah Bell (Professor of Music and Trumpet at Tyler Junior College)
French Horns: Chris Huffty (Assistant Band Director at Whitehouse High School)
Trombones: Gabe Roberson (Tyler native, freelance musician and music teacher)
Baritones and Tubas: Jaylon Stewart (Chapel Hill Junior High Head Band Director)
Percussion: Nick Hardy (Assistant Band Director at Whitehouse High School)
SAMPLE DAILY SCHEDULE
8:00 am Group Meeting
8:30 am Sectionals
9:45 am Snacks/Break
10:00 am Guest Concert
10:45 am Full Band
12:00 pm Lunch and Recreation
2:00 pm Sectionals
3:30 pm Snacks/Break
3:45 pm Full Band
5:00 pm Go home and practice!
DROP OFF AND PICK UP
Drop off and pickup will be at Door #18 of the Worship Center each day. Door #18 is located off Barbara Street.