Camp Tracks

BAND

Learn from a specialist on your instrument while also playing in one of the bands: Cadet, Intermediate, and Advanced

  • Cadet Band—One year of band experience (Typically 6th or 7th Grade)
  • Intermediate Band—Two or more years of band experience (Typically Junior High)
  • Advanced Band—Three or more years of band experience (Typically Senior High)

Instrument Specialists:

  • Flute
  • Oboe
  • Clarinet
  • Saxophone
  • Trumpet
  • Horn in F
  • Low Brass
  • Percussion

STRINGS

  • Orchestra
  • Chamber Group Opportunities
  • Specialized Instruction in Cello, Viola, Violin, and String Bass
  • Music Electives: Music electives include options such as music technology, percussion ensemble, handbells, chamber groups, conducting, arranging, theory classes, and so much more.

PIANO

The Piano Track for 2014 is full. To be put on the waiting list, please email jtschida@mbbc.edu.

In additions to enjoying camp experiences such as age specific evening activities, the camp choir, the evening service, etc., you will…

  • have lessons from master teachers.
  • have practice time every morning during the private lesson time.
  • be assigned a duet partner, choose a duet from music from our collection, and practice your duet with a duet coach.
  • be in an ensemble with performers your level. Your ensemble will work on sightreading, ear playing, and a level specific ensemble for the concert.
  • be attending various piano specific workshops. Topics include technique, performance practices, analysis, arranging, improvisation, playing by ear, etc.
  • participate in music electives. Music electives include options such as music technology, percussion ensemble, handbells, chamber groups, conducting, arranging, theory classes, and so much more.

AUDITIONS: Auditions take place during the camper check-in time. Auditions are only so that we can group you according to your ability and age. Please don’t stress about the auditions. You will be directed to the piano audition location after you complete the check-in process on Monday morning.

WHAT TO BRING: Please bring music you would like to work on during private lessons with teachers. Feel free to bring some pieces that you need technical help on or fresh musical ideas, but please also bring a nearly polished piece to be performed in a recital on Friday. We also encourage you to bring a hymnal, a metronome, a notebook, pencils, and a bag for your materials. We suggest that you label all of your books and materials with your name and phone number.

VOCAL/DRAMA

2014 Musical: My Son Pinocchi0

The 2014 production is “My Son, Pinocchio”—a humorous look at the little wooden boy through the eyes of his father, Geppetto (ages 13 and up). For auditions for the production, campers are asked to come prepared to read a brief portion of the play and to sing a song that best exemplifies their vocal abilities. Campers are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the production in advance if possible.

This year’s Drama Camp will feature a second track directed by Jeff Miller and Peter Huber, and intern Rachel Ray–this track includes its own performance and special workshops on makeup and acting. A dozen or so students will be selected during the audition period to be a part of the production The Somewhat True Tale of Robin Hood, a comedy spoof of the original story. This track will rehearse separately from the musical production, but will join the camp for all other activities. A Thursday night performance of the production will cap off this camp experience. On Friday, campers in this track campers will put their newly acquired makeup skills to the test by assisting with makeup preparations for My Son Pinocchio.The 2014 production for the exclusive high school track is the comedy “Robin Hood.” Only select high school applicants will have the opportunity to participate in an exclusive drama track featuring acting and stage makeup workshops along with the performance of “Robin Hood” on Thursday evening.

 

STAGE CREW

All the fun of the stage without standing in the spotlight! Join us for a week of technical theatre where you will learn the basics of set construction, painting techniques, lighting, sound, and running a production from behind the scenes. Build a entire set in one week–one that will be used for the Drama Camp’s production.

Campers (grades 7-12) will be stretching flats, building frames and platforms, and painting scenes. They will learn about tool usage and safety, constructing moveable stages, production organization, stage movements, and lighting design, settings, and controls.

No previous experience is needed, as training will be provided for both beginning and experienced stage hands. Be sure to bring painting clothes as well as black pants and a long-sleeved black shirt. Remember, in any production, the most important people will be wearing black!

Space is limited for this camp, so sign up early.

Note: All campers sing in a combined camp choir. Grades 8 and younger sing in a junior choir, and Grades 9-12 sing in a senior choir.