LHS Summer Music Camps!

July 19-22, 2021

Band & Orchestra:  8:30am-12:00n

Jazz & Choir:  1:00-4:30pm

$50 Tuition per camp

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  • Students in grades 6-9 in the fall of 2021 are eligible to attend
  • Sessions are intended for students with prior experience on an instrument or voice
  • Incoming band freshmen should strongly consider registering for the Marching Wildcats Band Camp
  • Camps will be taught by LHS and sender school faculty, with high school students as counselors
  • Camps will take place at LHS in the Music Wing and outdoors as weather permits
  • Tuition is $50 per camp session (morning or afternoon); students may elect to attend both sessions for $100, but lunch break supervision will NOT be available on campus
  • Camp enrollment is limited based on the room capacity allowed by social distancing requirements - get your registration in early!
  • Registration will begin on the LHS Web Store on May 10th and will remain open until June 1st or the camp sessions are full
  • All students must supply their own playing/singing mask and bell cover (if applicable)
  • Students are expected to supply their own instrument (mallets/sticks for percussion); storage options and some full-sized loaner instruments will be available on request
  • Please contact Mr. Helvie (dustin.helvie@d128.org) if you are concerned about camp costs or with general questions; for all camp-specific questions please contact the lead instructor for your camp.

 

Band Camp

Band Camp will run from 8:30am-12:00n, and will feature rehearsals, sectionals, and a variety of fun activities!  Band Camp is for students entering 6th through 9th grades in the fall of 2021 who play traditional band instruments (woodwinds/brass/percussion); incoming freshman looking for a summer experience should register for the Marching Wildcats Band Camp.  Students will need to supply their own instrument and accessories (mallets/sticks for percussion), playing mask, and bell cover (if applicable - please note that woodwind "bags" are not recommended, only bell covers; flutists should use a playing mask, not a face shield); storage is available for large instruments upon request.

Students attending Band Camp may also attend Jazz Camp or Choir Camp in the afternoons for an additional $50 tuition; please note that supervision will NOT be available on campus during the lunch break.

Percussionists - interested in a marching drumline experience?  Register for our one-day Drumline Clinic, designed especially for middle schoolers, on Wednesday, June 30th, from 3:00-4:30pm, taught by Marching Wildcats Drumline Instructor Ms. Hendricks.  Just $5 tuition!  

Lead instructor:  Mr. Gohr, adam.gohr@d128.org

 

 

Orchestra Camp

Orchestra Camp will run from 8:30am-12:00n, and will feature rehearsals, sectionals, and a variety of fun activities!  Orchestra Camp is for students entering 6th through 9th grades in the fall of 2021 with experience on traditional orchestral instruments (violin, viola, cello, bass, harp).  Students will need to supply their own instrument; storage for large instruments, and a limited number of full-sized loaner instruments, are available upon request.

Students attending Orchestra Camp may also attend Jazz Camp or Choir Camp in the afternoons for an additional $50 tuition; please note that supervision will NOT be available on campus during the lunch break.

Lead instructor:  Mr. Marino, jeremy.marino@d128.org

 

 

Jazz Camp

Jazz Camp will run from 1:00-4:30pm, and will feature rehearsals, sectionals, and a variety of fun activities!  Jazz Camp is for students entering 6th through 9th grades in the fall of 2021, who have previous experience on a traditional jazz instrument (saxophone, trumpet, trombone, piano, guitar, bass, drumset).  Students will need to supply their own instrument and accessories (mallets/sticks for percussion), playing mask, and bell cover (if applicable - please note that woodwind "bags" are not recommended, only bell covers); storage for large instruments and a limited number of full-sized loaner instruments are available upon request.  

Students attending Jazz Camp may also attend Band Camp or Orchestra Camp in the mornings for an additional $50 tuition; please note that supervision will NOT be available on campus during the lunch break.

Lead instructor:  Mr. Karnstedt, matthew.karnstedt@d128.org

 

 

Choir Camp

Choir Camp will run from 1:00-4:30pm, and will feature rehearsals, sectionals, and a variety of fun activities!  Choir Camp is for students entering 6th through 9th grades in the fall of 2021, who have previous vocal experience.  Students will need to supply their own mask for use while singing.

Students attending Choir Camp may also attend Band Camp or Orchestra Camp in the mornings for an additional $50 tuition; please note that supervision will NOT be available on campus during the lunch break.

Lead instructor:  Dr. Brown, jeff.brown@d128.org

 

 

Playing/Singing Masks and Bell Covers

Students attending our camps and playing a wind instrument or singing need to supply their own playing/singing mask and bell cover, as indicated below.  If a student already has a player's/singer's mask and bell cover, they may use that one; if not, these items should be purchased prior to the start of camp, as students will not be allowed to participate without the appropriate PPE.  A list of vendors is below; this is not intended to be an endorsement in any way by D128, nor is this an exclusive list of suppliers of PPE, however, the products available on these sites meet the latest guidance for safe wind playing and singing and are similar to those purchased by the LHS music department.  If you have questions about PPE from another vendor, please contact your camp's lead instructor.  Please note that as per D128 policy, neck gaiters are not considered appropriate face coverings; gaiter-style performer's masks should also not be used.

Necessary PPE by Instrument/Voice

Flutes - A flutist's mask, with appropriate openings for the headjoint, should be used.  Wind guards and/or face shields do not provide an appropriate seal to prevent aerosol leakage, so will not be permitted.

All other woodwind and brass instruments - A player's or performer's mask, with a slit or flap to allow the mouthipece through, should be used.  Ideally the flap will close or the slit will seal when the instrument is not inserted.  All instruments should have a bell cover that remains on the instrument the entire time.  Please note that the woodwind "bags" offered on some sites are not indicated as necessary or appropriate PPE in a band setting, as they create "aerosol bombs" when the instruments are removed from them following playing; a bell cover will be sufficient.

Voice - A standard mask can be used, but a singer's mask is strongly recommended; singer's masks have an extra brace in the front that allows for more room to open the mouth properly without catching the fabric of the mask.

Percussion, keyboards, and strings (including guitar) - Any standard school-appropriate mask that covers the mouth and nose will work; music-specific PPE is not required.

Partial List of Vendors for Music PPE

Band Shoppe

McCormick's Music Supply

Fred J Miller

J W Pepper