Band 101 Camp (GRADES 5 - 8)

JUNE 19 - 23

Camp Description

Have you been interested in learning a band instrument but not sure where to start? Not sure you’re ready to sign up for a whole year of middle school band and want to get your feet wet instead? This camp is perfect for you! Running the same week as our Summer Band Camp, Band 101 Camp is designed for Rising 6th to 8th graders who are interested in learning an instrument for the first time. This will jump-start you into a middle school band at your school or with community groups!

No experience is required for this camp!

We’ll spend the week learning the basics of our instruments, how to take care of them, starting technique, and all the fundamentals you need to get started successfully on a new musical journey. This camp is perfect for students who have never been in a band before, or who have some band experience but want to change instruments.

Available instruments: Flute, Clarinet, Saxophone, Trumpet, Trombone, and beginning Percussion.

Already been playing for at least a year on your instrument? Go to our traditional Band Camp page to sign up for the full band experience!

No experience required; must be Rising 6th-8th grade.

Campers may bring their own instrument or borrow an Arts+ instrument for the week (note, the instrument will stay at camp overnight). You will specify in the registration form if you have your own. If you want to rent an instrument of your own, reach out to our Camp Director for recommendations on local shops that do instrument rentals.

Campers will perform the music they have learned this week in a special concert on Friday. The performance will be at 4:00 p.m., and camp will be dismissed at the concert's conclusion. Students will wear their camp t-shirts for the concert. Additional information will be sent out the week of camp.

Limited financial aid is available to qualifying families, processed on a first-come-first served basis. Click here for additional information on how to apply.

Ashleigh Cook


Band 101 Camp

Calendar Camps
Instructor Erica Hefner
Age Groups Grades 5 - 8
Location Northwest School of the Arts
Pricing $300 + $25 registration fee
Duration 7h 30m
Start Date Mon, Jun 19, 2023
Repeats? Repeats Daily, starting from Jun 19, 2023, until Jun 23, 2023
Upcoming Dates
(next 9 months)
  • Mon, Jun 19, 2023 from 9:00am - 4:30pm
  • Tue, Jun 20, 2023 from 9:00am - 4:30pm
  • Wed, Jun 21, 2023 from 9:00am - 4:30pm
  • Thu, Jun 22, 2023 from 9:00am - 4:30pm
  • Fri, Jun 23, 2023 from 9:00am - 4:30pm
Registration Click here to register.
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