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    Open to all incoming 5th graders who are registered for band. A great way to kick-off the 5th grade band experience! During this camp, students will be given their instruments, lesson books, and cleaning supplies. Things campers will learn include: how to put together and take apart their instruments safely, how to produce their first musical sounds with others on the same instrument and band rehearsal and lesson etiquette. Campers will conclude the week by playing with the large group in a short performance for parents and friends on Friday, August 26th at 11:30 am. While participation is not required, Ms. Tam-Anderson and Mr. McKnight strongly encourage all 5th grade band students to attend. More information about registration will be sent home to all incoming 5th grade students in the spring. Note there is no band camp on Wednesday August 24th
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    SUMMER BAND CAMP Grades 6 - 7

    Band Camp incoming Grades 6-7 who are registered for band. A fun and excellent opportunity to get back into playing your instrument before the school year starts! During this camp, students will work on technique specific to their own instrument in sectional groups, learn to play in small ensembles, and put together small ensemble pieces in addition to preparing full concert band music.

    SUMMER BAND LESSONS Entering GR 6-12 The Summer Private Music Lesson Program is designed to provide an opportunity to significantly improve instrument skills. Lessons during the summer are a priceless resource for a young, developing musician. During school, a lesson is only 15 minutes in length and usually alongside several peers, whereas summer lessons are taught individually for 30 minutes. Summer private lesson program members will undoubtedly show a higher rate of progress on their instrument because of the individualized instruction. Watertown-Mayer band directors Vicki Tam-Anderson and Liam Green are offering lessons this summer to interested students. Lessons are open to all instrumentalists entering grades 6-12. Families will be contacted to confirm lesson times