Summer Band Camp 2017
Parents - Friday's camp schedule is from 8:30am-6:30pm. We will have the regular lunch but will also have a pre-concert reception at 3:00pm. Thanks to those who have replied to Liz Carnes-Wight and are donating food for this fun event!
Students bring your nice concert dress, any color, with you Friday morning. You will have time to change before the concert begins.
It has been a pleasure to work with your children this week! We look forward to seeing you all at the Friday 5pm concert in Evelyn Smith Music Theatre, ASU School of Music.
Invitation to the concert;
It is my great pleasure to invite you to the Friday, June 16th MEF/ASU Band Camp Concert! The 5:00pm concert will be in the Evelyn Smith Music Theatre at the ASU School of Music, 50 E. Gammage Pkwy, Tempe.
It has been a fantastic week at ASU and the students are sounding wonderful! The concert is free and will feature the two camp concert bands and several outstanding student chamber ensembles.
There is metered parking in the Gammage lot, but you must choose a parking space around the perimeter with a number painted in the space. There is also a parking lot on 10th St., east of Mill Avenue and more visitor parking that isn’t too far away.
We hope you can attend this fabulous camp concert by the 108 talented youth attending MEF/ASU Band Camp!
MEF/ASU Band Camp Artistic Director
MEF/ASU Band Camp June 12 - 16, 2017.
MEF/ASU Band Camp is an educational and motivational experience for band students entering 6th through 12th grade. Camp activities include full band rehearsals, small sectional rehearsals, masterclasses, electives, guest speakers, recitals and social activities. The week culminates in a free concert for family, friends and the community in the beautiful ASU Evelyn Smith Music Theatre.
Camp hours are Monday-Thursday 8:30am-3:30pm
and Friday 8:30am-7:00pm.
Camp student performance - FRiday June 16th, 5:00PM
Current openings for MEF/ASU Band Camp are listed below:
High School Leadership Team (HSLT): This volunteer position is available to exceptional high school juniors and seniors, fall 2017. The HSLT will attend daily leadership training sessions with David and Arlie DuPlessis, camp band directors, and will have multiple leadership opportunities throughout the camp week. Although the leadership team students pay no tuition, they will participate fully in the MEF/ASU Band Camp, rehearsing and performing with the top camp band and participating in sectionals and masterclasses taught by ASU faculty and exceptional community music educators. Presently there is one HSLT position available for percussion. Interested students should apply online at musicianenrichmentfoundation.org. Click on Band Camp 2017 on the menu bar and then click on High School Leadership Application.
Regular MEF/ASU Band Camp openings available for high school students: The following high school campers’ positions are still open for the MEF/ASU Band Camp: 1 bass clarinet, 1 trombone, and 2 percussionist. Camp tuition is $200.
Regular MEF/ASU Camp openings available for middle school students: 1 baritone saxophone, 3 horns, 1 euphonium and 1 tuba. Camp tuition is $200.
MEF/ASU Camp Faculty Roster:
Flute: Tracy Werner
Oboe: Charlotte Heiner
Bassoon: Jordanna Matlock
Clarinet: Dr. Joshua Gardner
Saxophone: Dr. Christopher Creviston
Low Woodwinds: Dr. Stefanie Gardner
Trumpet: Emery Harvison
Horn: Gabe Kovach
Trombone: Dr. Charles Hopkins
Low Brass: Dr. Deanna Swoboda
Percussion: Joseph Goglia
Dr. Joshua Gardner: Chamber Ensemble
Dr. Heather Landes: Chamber Ensemble
Emery Harvison: Chamber Ensemble
Dr. Jill Sullivan: Chamber Ensemble
Dr. Jody Rockmaker: Composition
Zachary Wiggins: Music History and Improvisation
Joseph Goglia: Drumming Class
Dr. Deanna Swoboda
Dr. Joshua Gardner
Dr. Christopher Creviston
Dr. Brad Edwards
---------------------- Other Upcoming MEF Projects ----------------------
High School Woodwind Quintet (flute, clarinet, oboe, bassoon and horn): Rehearsals begin Fall 2017, please contact Carol Mellis if interested in auditioning. firstname.lastname@example.org or 602-301-3641
High School Saxophone Quartet (soprano, alto, tenor and baritone saxes): Rehearsals begin Fall 2017, please contact Carol Mellis if interested in auditioning. email@example.com or 602-301-3641
MEF/ASU Band Camp 2018 (dates tba)
MEF Music Festival (tba)