Question: When and Where is DFW Summer Band?
Answer: Summer Band is Monday – Friday, July 18 – 22, 2022 from 9:00 – 3:00. This year’s Summer Band will be a local day camp meeting at the June Shelton School in Dallas.
Question: Is it a stay away camp?
Answer: No. DFW Summer Band is a local day-camp.
Question: What ages participate in camp?
Answer: Summer Band is open to all students who have completed the 4th grade on up through high school. Priority is given to those students who are currently enrolled with the Music Learning Band Program or who have attended band camp within the past two years.
Question: Do many of students who have just completed 4th & 5th grade go to Summer Band?
Answer: Yes! About 1/3 of the participants are students completing their first or second year of band. These kids do very well at Summer Band and come away even better musicians after their week of band.
Question: What kind of classes are there at Summer Band?
Answer: Summer Band features a wide range of band and music classes. Every morning students will participate in a concert band, theory class, instrument master class, music history class, and a Second instrument class. In the afternoon, musicians can play in a variety of small groups and ensembles. We also offer music & technology classes using GarageBand, Finale, and Logic. This year we will also offer Basics of Sound Engineering and Advanced Sound Engineering.
Question: What musical opportunities exist at Summer Band?
Answer: The musical opportunities are endless at Summer Band. There are 3 different levels of concert band, 4 levels of jazz ensemble, and as many levels of jazz improvisation, brass ensemble, woodwind ensemble, and small group jazz ensembles as we need. There are also 3 levels of drum set class, good for the beginner or the experienced drummer. All beginners will also get to take a Second Instrument Class.
Question: Can adults come to Summer Band too?
Answer: Because Summer Band space is so limited, the week is primarily for the students. We do bring our own staff and chaperones. The student to adult ratio at Summer Band is about 8:1. We invite a few seasoned Music Learning parents to help supervise. These chaperones have been with the program for a long time and complete rigorous background checks. If you would like to be a Summer Band chaperone, please notify a member of our staff.
Question: What is the food like at Summer Band?
Answer: Summer Band 2022 includes lunch each day of camp. Lunches are catered by popular and kid-friendly local restaurants. We are able to accommodate special dietary concerns.
Question: I’m not in a Music Learning School, what do I do?
Answer: You can still come to Summer Band. While priority is given to Music Learning students and students from previous years of band camp. Don’t worry – there is still room for you.
Question: How much does Summer Band cost?
Answer: The cost for Summer Band tuition depends on when you sign up and on how many installments you would like to make. You can register for Summer Band with a small deposit today. Click here to register for Summer Band!
Question: What if I have more questions?