Band Camp for Adult Musicians

The Band Camp for Adult Musicians looks forward to its eleventh summer at Allegheny College. Allegheny’s picturesque campus is the perfect backdrop for a week of festive music-making. Online REGISTRATION available now!

Two weeks of Band Camps for Adult Musicians will be held in 2014. Week One will be held from June 8 – 14; Week Two will be held from June 22 – 28. Join us for a week (or two!) of joyful music-making and enduring camaraderie.

NOTE: The full Concert Band will play different music during each week. Anyone who participates in both weeks of Camp will play more than 80 different compositions.

MORNING CLASSES

Music History
Want Band Improvement? Developing a Strategic Plan
All that Jazz – History and Evolution of the Big Band
A History of Band Music from 1840 to 1900

MASTER CLASSES

Improve your technique on the instrument of your choice by spending afternoons with a master teacher.

SMALL ENSEMBLES

Participate in afternoon groups, such as:
Woodwind Quintet
Dixieland Band
Jazz Band
And many more

FULL BAND REHEARSALS

Rehearse with the entire camp every morning and Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday evenings.

ACT48

If you are interested in receiving Act48 teaching credit for attending, please indicate this on the on-line registration form.

OTHER ACTIVITIES

Orientation Dinner on Sunday
Mid-week Reception
Small Ensemble Recital on Thursday
Gala Concert on Friday

CONDUCTORS

The conductor for the first week will be Colonel Timothy Foley, who served as the director of the U.S. Marine Band from 1996 until his retirement in July 2004. During his 36-year career, Colonel Foley has served The President’s Own as a clarinetist, assistant director, and as the Marine Band’s 26th director. As director of the Marine Band, Colonel Foley served as music advisor to the White House, regularly conducting the band at the Executive Mansion. During his tenure as director, the band celebrated its 200th birthday and was the only musical organization to be inducted into the American Classical Music Hall of Fame.

The conductor for the second week, Michelle Rakers, has appeared as conductor of the Monarch Brass ensemble at the 2010 International Women’s Brass conference in Toronto Canada and the St. Louis Symphony Brass for the Brass Spectacular of 2009. Rakers joined the “President’s Own” United States Marine Band in May 1998 as a trumpeter/cornetist. She was appointed Assistant Director of the Marine Band, commissioned a first lieutenant in July 2004 and promoted to her current rank by the Commandant of the Marine Corps in 2006. She is both the first female Assistant Director and first female commissioned officer in the history of “The President’s Own.”

INSTRUCTORS

The principal players for each section of the Band Camp Concert Band will be faculty members from several colleges and universities. They will also teach master classes on their respective instruments. This distinguished group of performers will help camp participants improve their instrumental technique and musicianship.

ON-CAMPUS HOUSING

Seventy guests may be housed in College Court, Allegheny’s air conditioned, townhouse-style residence hall. College Court consists of suites with four single bedrooms adjoining a common living room and kitchen. Space in College Court will be reserved on a first-come, first-served basis. Campers not already organized into groups of four will be placed in suites with other campers.

OFF-CAMPUS HOUSING

The Meadville area has a large selection of hotels, motels, and alternative lodging options. For a complete list of recommended establishments, please visit www.allegheny.edu/visitors.

PAYMENT INFORMATION

Program Fee
One week only, first participant ………………. $425
One week only, participating family member ……… $385
Both weeks, first participant …………………. $750
Both weeks, participating family member ………… $715

ADDITIONAL COSTS

Lodging (linens NOT included) …………………. $150
Lodging with Linens……………………………. $165

MEALS

Full Meal Plan………………………………… $140
Lunch & Dinner Plan………………………… $110
Lunch Only Plan ………………………………. $ 60

REGISTER now! Bring a NEW friend, who attends a week, and receive your choice of a $25 Allegheny College Bookstore gift card or a $25 Visa gift card.

For more information on these camps, please contact the Office of Conference and Event Services at events@allegheny.edu or Camp Director Aimee Reash, Camp Co-Director Lowell Hepler, and Director Emertus John Fleming,