2020 H.S. Band Camp

2020 High School Band and J-Sette Camp

GENERAL INFORMATION:

Dates- June 21-28, 2020 

Objective: To provide extensive curriculum/teachings of musical pedagogical approaches, marching fundamentals and dance 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.  There will also be roundtable discussions that will be held for band directors (open to all interested) that will include various topics.  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. The ensembles will include but are not limited to: Marching Band, Concert Band(s), Jazz Band(s). We will be offering clinics and masterclasses held by the renowned Sonic Boom band staff and other accomplished band directors.  There will also be outstanding social events for student enjoyment!  Drummajors will learn a famous “Get Ready” routine, and also be featured in the field show. All Drummajors will have to play their instruments during campDancers will learn comprehensive dance techniques and field/stand routines patterned after the “Thrill of a Billion Eyes” the Prancing J-Settes.

ELIGIBILITY:

For advanced 8th graders-12 graders in the 2020-2021 school year, as well as 2020 high school graduates.  This camp is NOT for beginners or for those that have not had marching band experience.  Students must have completed at least one year of (high school) marching band at their home schools.

CAMP FEES:

Please read carefully as camp prices HAVE changed

$500- Single Resident (on campus). Will include lodging, meals, and paraphernalia

$450- Group Rate for five (5) or more participants from the same school (will include lodging, meals, and paraphernalia), commuters (off-campus), chaperones and visiting band directors (will include lodging and meals)

PAYMENTS:

FULL PAYMENTS ARE DUE ON MAY 31, 2020

All payments are preferred to be made online.  If cannot pay online, you may send a MONEY ORDER or CASHIERS CHECKS (no personal checks) made payable to “JSUBANDS” 

Mail to the following address:

Attn. JSU HS CAMP, Jackson State University Department of Music

P.O. Box 17055

PAY HERE (ONLINE) 

LODGING AND MEAL OVERVIEW:

Lodging: For those that qualify for housing, you will be housed in room that will occupy two campers.  Students will be able to room together if their directors/parents bring those that would desire to room together at the same time, however, please be advised that rooming together (although common) may not always be applicable depending on space.  It is preferred that all directors/chaperones room on the same floor as campers.  Directors and Chaperones will be housed in the same dormitories as students.  Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner will be served daily.

GENERAL SCHEDULE OVERVIEW:

Physical Training

Breakfast

Large/Chamber Ensemble(s)

Lunch

Marching Band Playing Session

Dinner

Field Show Content

Enrichment Activity

Dismissal/Curfew

REGISTRATION (3 Steps):

  1. Visit this link  and fill out all of the necessary information on the online application
  2. Make your payment(s) online by visiting this link. All payments due on or before May 31st, 2020.
  3. Bring the forms/information that are below with you to registration/sign-in on June 21st.

FORMS:

Release and Liability Form

OTHER INFORMATION:

WHAT TO BRING TO CAMP (CHECKLIST)

The detailed information regarding what to bring, auditions and other will be sent on or before June 15th, 2020

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT:

ONLINE APPLICATION 

PAY HERE (ONLINE) 

CONTACT:

For questions regarding the camp, please contact Roderick Little, Camp Director at roderick.d.little@jsums.edu (preferred)/601-979-7063 or Courtney Lett, Administrative Assistant at 601-979-2026.

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