Camps

Band Camp

JUNE 19 - 23

Camp Description

The Arts+ Band Camp has been a staple in the Charlotte region for over two decades. Students will perform alongside and under the direction of the finest conductors and instructors from across Charlotte and the surrounding areas. Enjoy a week of bands, combos, improvisation, games, and master classes. The week will finish with a free concert on Friday afternoon, open to the public and featuring special guest performers and our solo competition winner.


OUR ENSEMBLES

  • Green Band (8th-12th grade)
  • Blue Band (6th-8th grade)
  • Band 101 (6th-8th grade) - Learn a New Instrument - No experience required! (Sign up HERE)


SPECIAL ELECTIVES AND INTEREST AREAS
Throughout the week, there will be small group electives on various topics, including jazz band, chamber music, improvisation, master classes, theory, and solo work. Students will be able to tailor their camp experience to their areas of interest and get the most out of this week of musical exploration.


NEW! BAND 101 CAMP

For more information and to register, go to the Band 101 Camp page (INSERT LINK)

New to the Arts+ summer lineup, Band 101 is designed for middle school students who are interested in joining a band! No experience is required. 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.

Click here for more information on Band 101 and to register today.


PREREQUISITES
Green and Blue Bands: Students must have at least one school year's worth of instruction on their instrument and be able to read music for their instrument.


END OF CAMP CONCERT
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.


MERIT AWARDS
Merit Awards of $50 toward camp tuition will be given to students who are members of the Charlotte Symphony Youth Orchestra (CSYO), Youth Orchestras of Charlotte (YOC), Union Symphony Youth Orchestra (USYO), All-State Band, All-District Band, All-District Jazz Band, and All-County Band and Orchestra. Contact our Student Services Coordinator before completing your registration at registration@artsplus.org to process a merit award.


TALENT-BASED SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES SOLO COMPETITION SCHOLARSHIP
We award two full-tuition scholarships, based on audition: the Solo Competition Scholarship and the Tosco Music Scholarship. Advanced students who have registered may audition in June. Both scholarships are for the full camp tuition. The Solo Competition Scholarship winner will also have the honor of performing one movement of a concerto or a solo piece at the final camp concert. Please email bandcamp@artsplus.org if you are interested in audition, in order to schedule an audition in June. The winner will have their tuition waived upon selection of the audition committee.


FINANCIAL AID
Limited financial aid is available to qualifying families, processed on a first-come-first-served basis. Please follow this link for additional information on how to apply.


CAMP DIRECTOR
Ashleigh Cook
bandcamp@artsplus.org

Calendar

Band Camp: Concert & Jazz