UW-Whitewater High School Band Camp

We help campers strengthen a solid base of musical knowledge and emphasize ensemble and personal performance improvement. Additional attention is given to the acquisition of knowledge on their specific instrument, the expressive qualities of music, and ways to broaden or focus their interest in music. We also create a positive environment that assists the camper in meeting and making friends.  This camp is available to players entering grades 9-12 in Fall 2019.

Date: July 21 - 26, 2019

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Registrations accepted online until noon on 7/17/19. We do accept walk up registrations at event check-in, if space is available.

Resident Camper: $495

Resident campers will be housed in one of the residence halls located on the UW-Whitewater campus. The residence hall has a secured entrance and the campers are monitored by the residence hall directors, assistants, and by our own camp counseling staff. Roommate requests will be honored when possible; otherwise campers are paired by age and gender. Developing new friends is encouraged. Rooms are double occupancy only. Please note that our residence halls are not air conditioned. We strongly advise campers to bring a fan if possible. The bathrooms and showers offer clean, individual stalls for privacy. Resident campers will have three well-balanced meals each full day. Meals are included in the registration fee.

Commuter Camper: $445

Commuters are campers who elect not to stay overnight in the residence halls. Commuters do not eat breakfast on campus but will be provided with lunch and dinner. Commuters will be able to go to the residence halls between sessions with teammates or friends if they choose.

Group Discount:

Receive $20 off each registration when eight (8) or more register to attend High School Band Camp from the same school. Make sure to use promo code 8GROUP20 at check out. Discounts cannot be applied after you register and pay. You will be charge $20 if less than eight (8) do not attend camp from school.

Fees Include

The resident camp fee covers lodging, meals, instruction, a camp t-shirt* and insurance. The commuter fee includes noon and evening meals, instruction, a camp t-shirt* and insurance.

*T-shirts are guaranteed if registered by 7/11/19.

Pizza Party/Dance

We will be collecting $5 from campers for the Thursday night pizza party/dance.

Refunds

All registrant accounts must be paid in full three weeks (21 days) prior to the start of the event.  Registrants with outstanding balances after payment is due in full are subject to being removed from the event roster without refund. Please contact Continuing Education Services at cesevents@uww.edu prior to this deadline if extenuating circumstances prevent you from completing a payment.

In the event of a cancellation, Continuing Education Services should be notified no later than 21 days before the start date of the event session in order to receive a refund, less the $100 non-refundable deposit. Cancellation requests received less than 21 days from the start of the event will receive a refund minus a 50% late cancellation fee of event cost. Cancellations due to medical reasons will receive a full refund, less the $100 non- refundable deposit, if the cancellation is requested and medical documentation is provided prior to the start of the event. Valid medical cancellations must include a signed letter from a licensed physician to qualify. NO REFUNDS will be given for withdrawal due to early departures, disciplinary reasons or no show after the event has started.

All cancellation requests must be submitted to cesevents@uww.edu; provide registrant's name, event title and medical documentation, if applicable. Refunds will be returned to name and address of payer.

We reserve the right to cancel any event due to low enrollment; in such a case, all fees paid will be refunded or the registrant can choose to apply fees to a different summer event.

Pre-camp information will be available on this website three weeks prior to the start of camp. Pre-camp information includes health form, audtion music, check-in and out times with locations, confirmed daily schedule, what to bring and other important information you will need to know before attending camp. Each camper must complete the healthEcamper online form at least 24 hours prior to arrival for each camp they attend; no camper will be allowed to participate without completing the form. Use the email address provided to register for this camp as your user name on the healthEcamper website to avoid receiving emails from us indicating you have not completed this health form.

Info Packet Available 3 weeks prior to event.

Auditions

We do not place campers in “chairs.”  You will be asked to play the provided music, a scale, and something you’ve prepared during these auditions. These auditions are designed to place the camper in the appropriate band.  Audition music will be available in pre-camp information.

The prepared piece can be a solo, etude, or piece of band music you've played. You will be asked to play a chromatic scale and a major scale of your choice as well as the camp supplied audition material. The audition places campers in the correct level band. Any student wishing to perform on the Honors Recital will need to complete a second audition on Sunday in order to be considered. Any student who wishes to be in the Jazz Ensemble should bring some piece in the appropriate style which shows their ability in this area. The Jazz Ensemble auditions will be conducted separately from the band placement auditions also on Sunday.

Instruments

You are expected to furnish your own instrument(s) and have it in good working order. In addition, you should come with an ample supply of reeds, valve oil, drum sticks, etc. as there are no facilities at which to purchase these items. Students who wear braces are advised to come prepared with an ample amount of wax or other mouth protection for the duration of the week. Electronic instruments will be provided as well as percussion instruments; however, percussionists must bring their own sticks and mallets. Instruments will be secured at the Center of the Arts in a locker or locked room (lockers are assigned on Sunday).

Summer Camp Rules

UW-Whitewater will hold all campers responsible for their conduct. Serious misconduct or disruption will lead to immediate dismissal from camp. Campers dismissed from the camp will not receive a refund. Review Summer Camp Rules for more details.

Driving Directions

Directions to the campus can be found online by clicking here. A campus map can be found here.

Parking

Parking permits are required on all vehicles parked on campus at all times, with the exception of the location of the time of check-in/check-out and 5 p.m. Fridays to 11:00 p.m. Sundays.  Registrants driving themselves and keeping their car on campus must pick up a $5 parking permit from director at the initial event meeting.  More information on parking is on the Visitor Center website.

Registration Terms & Conditions

By registering for an event, you agree to our Registration Terms and Conditions. Please review the Registration Terms and Conditions for more details.

Be aware that we recommend that all portable electronic devices be left at home (iPod, Fitbit, cell phones, etc), but ultimately it is your decision. We will not be responsible for any lost or stolen items and we do not have open Wi-Fi for electronic devices.

Honors Recital

A number of outstanding solo and ensemble performances from the camp will be invited to perform in the Honors Recital on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. in the Recital Hall. Students who received an “I” at the Solo & Ensemble Festival are especially encouraged to perform at this program. A separate audition on Sunday will select performers. Bring the solo and accompaniment music to camp. We will provide an accompanist. Students from the same school are encouraged to audition duets or small ensembles as well.

Awards

The Warhawk Band Camp will be awarding a number of scholarships to next year's camp. These awards will be voted on by the Warhawk Band Camp Staff and announced at the Final Concert. Winners will receive a promo code to use when registering for next years camp.

Typical Daily Schedule

Breakfast
Morning Band Rehearsal
Music Class (Theory, Explore Music, etc.)
Lunch
Band Rehearsal
Break (art time, bookstore trips, recreation center, etc., supervised by staff)
Chamber Music (one for each family of instrument or Jazz Ensemble)
Dinner/Free Time (planned activites to choose form; supervised by staff)
Rehearsal or Similar Instrumental Sectional
Evening Recital (different each night)
Free Time (swimming, movies, games and others to choose from, supervised by staff)
Bed Check/Lights out

During the course of the week there is some variation to our camp’s routine. We try to create a balance of music and other activities. There is so much more to camp than music!

Elective Class Selection

  • Yoga for Musicians 
  • Music Theory
  • Jazz Improvisation
  • Composition/Arranging
  • Hand Drumming
  • Digital Music through Cell Phone Usage
  • Sound Engineering/Basics of Using a Sound System
  • Conducting

Camp Staff

Dr. Glenn C. Hayes - Camp Director & High School Conductor 

Dr. Glenn C. Hayes

Dr. Glenn C. Hayes is in his 26th year as Director of Bands at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. He is a widely sought-after clinician who contributes significantly to the region’s level of music. His responsibilities include conducting several UW-Whitewater ensembles as well as music education instruction. His goal is to create an energetic musical opportunity for campers and help them become lifelong lovers of music. His primary conducting teachers have been John P. Paynter and Norman C. Dietz. He has also studied privately with Elizabeth A. H. Green and Philip Greenburg. Dr. Hayes earned his undergraduate degree from Central Michigan University and master/doctoral degrees from Northwestern University.


Insurance

Registrants are encouraged to have their own health insurance as accident insurance provided by the University is limited. Each registrant will be covered by a limited accident insurance policy. The insurance includes primary coverage up to $10,000. Insurance does not cover pre-existing injuries and is for accidents only. The cost of insurance is included in the registration fee.

Special Notice

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is committed to equal opportunity in its educational programs, activities and employment policies, for all persons, regardless of race, color, gender, creed, religion, age, ancestry, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, political affiliation, marital status, Vietnam-era veteran status, parental status and pregnancy.

If you have any disabling condition that requires special accommodations or attention, please advise us well in advance. We will make every effort to accommodate your special needs.

Registering for this event you understand that the University may take photographs and or videos of event participants and activities. You will  be required to agree at the time of registration that the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater shall be the owner of and may use such photographs and or videos relating to the promotion of future events.  You will relinquish all rights that you may claim in relation to use of said photographs and/or videos.