About the Experience:
Band camp offers a workshop-like atmosphere where students will focus on the fundamentals of playing their instruments as individuals and as an ensemble. The camp will help the students to improve their skills in warm-ups, scales, tuning, listening, articulation, dynamics, sight-reading, tone quality, rhythm, and range. Since there is a one-year experience requirement, the camp will not teach students how to play an instrument that is new to them, but rather will help students to refine the skills on the instruments they already play. In addition to playing, the students will have the opportunity to listen and view recordings of professional bands, drum-corps, and orchestras. Students will have fun making music together, building relationships, and getting a head start on their musical skills for the coming school year!
About the Instructor:
Mr. Michael Martell, Band Director of Calvary Christian High School, has taught instrumental music for 9 years. His experiences range from private lessons to concert band, marching band, jazz band, and orchestra rehearsals. As a trumpet player, he sat first chair in the Florida High School All-State Band for 3 years in a row and was a semi-finalist in the collegiate National Trumpet Competition in 2008. In high school he was the drum major of the "Royal Ambassador Marching Band" at Northside Christian High School, and won the state marching band championship in 2006. During his college years, Mr. Martell was the principal trumpet player in the University of South Florida Orchestra and later at Clearwater Christian College. He also served as a brass and visual instructor for the state-champion marching band at Northside Christian High School. As Calvary's Band Director, Mr. Martell seeks to promote musical excellence and God's truth.
Qualifications to Attend the Camp:
1. Student must have played consistently for at least one school year.
2. Student must bring his/her own instrument.
3. Percussion and Large Instruments May Be Provided by Calvary
Date: June 10 - 14, 2013
Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 Noon
Ages: Rising 6th - 12th Grades
Cost: $100 Per Student
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