2015 Jackson State University Summer High School Band, Dance and Drum Major Camp

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 in addition to the marching band. This year we are adding a Concert Band to enhance the student’s experience.

The camp will feature master classes held by the renowned Sonic Boom band staff and other accomplished band directors, which will include but not be 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 High School seniors. Drum majors will learn conducting and mace routines, and will learn a famous “Get Ready” routine, and also be featured in the field show. All drum majors 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. 

Grade range for participants: 8th -12th grades

Age range for participants:14-19 yrs.

Camp Date(s): June 21-June 27

Hours for Camp: 8:00 a.m. – 10:00p.m. 

Contact: Roderick Little 

Contact Phone Number: 601.979.7063 

Deposit Amount: $100 

Camp registration fee: $300 – campus participants; $250 – commuters; Group Rate for 5 and up – $200 – Directors and Chaperones 

Registration start date:January 12

Registration end date: June 12

Camp Location: F.D. Hall Department of Music 

Email Address: roderick.d.little@jsums.edu  

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