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Band Camp General Information

June 21-27 MARK YOUR CALENDARS!

Objective: To provide extensive curriculum/teachings of musical pedagogical approaches and marching fundamentals while providing a fun yet strategic learning atmosphere for secondary schooled instrumentalist/band directors. Competencies will include leadership skills, social maturation, instrumental/musical growth, physical fitness and networking amongst students. The Jackson State University Band Staff is committed to fostering a safe and nurturing environment where students can feel comfortable and safe enough to learn the skills/knowledge that will elevate the musical prowess of this and future generations.

Description: Come join the famous Sonic Boom of the South as we give you an extensive look into what it takes to be a part of the “Summa Cum Laude of Bands!” We offer an array of different ensembles to participate in coupled with the marching band. This year we are adding a Concert Band to enhance the students experience. We will be offering master classes held by the renowned Sonic Boom band staff and other accomplished band directors which will include but not limited to the following: Leadership Skills, Classroom Management, Field Show Content, Arranging, Instrumental Pedagogy and much more. There will also be outstanding Social Events such as talent shows and dances for student enjoyment!

The camp is opened to advanced 8th graders through graduating H.S. Seniors. Drummajors will learn conducting and mace routines, and will learn a famous “Get Ready” routine, and also be featured in the field show. All Drummajors will have to play their instruments during camp. Dancers will learn comprehensive dance techniques and field/stand routines patterned after the “Thrill of a Billion Eyes” the Prancing J-Settes.

A Typical Day Will Include:

Physical Training

Breakfast

Chamber Ensemble/Class Sessions

Lunch

Playing Session

Dinner

Field Show Content

Enrichment Activity

Dismissal/Curfew

Director Classes

Drill Evaluation and Design

Score Reading and Interpretation

Marching and Rehearsal Techniques

Customizing Arrangements for your band

Arranging Software

Drill Charting Software

Motivational Techniques

How To Start a Jazz Ensemble

Student Retention

Tips for Spring Ensembles (Concert and Symphonic Bands)

How to Improve the Overall Musician (Sight Reading, Tone etc.)

Student Classes

How to cope with academics and band

Effective leadership skills OUTSIDE of being named a leader

How do I prepare myself academically/musically for college

Ways to improve tone quality

How to start arranging

Master classes will be given for each instrument

Additional Information

  • The camp is opened to advanced 8th graders through graduating high school seniors ONLY.
  • Drummajors will learn conducting and mace routines, will learn a famous “Get Ready” routine, and also be featured in the field show. All drummajors will have to play their instruments during camp.
  • Asides from the chamber ensembles, we will include a Concert Band this year.
  • Also this year you can PAY ONLINE: JSU HS Camp Payment Option

Camp Prices/ Cost:

  • Campus Students ($300.00) (Monies will cover room and board, meals, paraphernalia)
  • Commuter/Local students the price ($250.00) (Monies will cover only meals and paraphernalia)
  • Directors and Chaperones ($200)
  • (NEW) Group Rates (Organizations bringing 5 and up and Band Directors, Advisors, and Chaperones) (Monies will cover room and board, meals, and paraphernalia)

$100 deposit due by April 30, 2015 Money orders or Cashiers Check – NO PERSONAL CHECKS

The registration fee deadline has been extended to April 30, 2015.

All monies are due by May 29th, 2015 Money orders or Cashiers Check – NO PERSONAL CHECKS

(All monies should be in the form of a Money Order and or Cashiers Checks. We would prefer you not to send actual currency. No Personal Checks.)

click here for: JSU HS Camp Payment Option

Applicants music fill out the Online Application before Submitting Payment

THERE WILL BE A $50.00 LATE FEE FOR ALL MONIES PAID AFTER MAY 29th!! NO EXCEPTIONS

Send Monies and Additional Documents (*) to the following listed below:

Attn: Jackson State High School 2015 Summer Band Camp

Jackson State University

Department of Music

1400 J.R. Lynch Street

Jackson, MS 39217

click here for: JSU HS Camp Payment Option

Applicants music fill out the Online Application before Submitting Payment

*Additional Documents to Send Through Mail with Deposit:

1) COPY OF STUDENT INSURANCE CARD

2) PARENTAL CONSENT FORM

3) STUDENT RELEASE AND INDEMNIFICATION AGREEMENT

4) DEPOSIT/PAYMENTS

 

Contact Person(s)

Roderick Little, Associate Director of Band/Camp Director

Department of Music

601.979.7063

Roderick.D.Little@jsums.edu

E-Mail: sonicboombandcamp@gmail.com