Middle School Band Camp

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800 West Main Street
Room 2005 Roseman Hall
Whitewater, WI 53190
Phone: (262) 472-3165
Fax: (262) 472-5241

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Music Camps

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800 West Main Street
Room 2005 Roseman Hall
Whitewater, WI 53190
Phone: (262) 472-3165
Fax: (262) 472-5241

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Middle School Band Camp

Grades 6 - 8 • July 19 - 24, 2015

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We help campers enjoy and strengthen a solid base of musical knowledge. Additional attention is given to the acquisition of knowledge on their specific instrument and to broaden their definition of “music.” We create a positive, safe and fun learning environment that assists the camper in meeting and making friends. Our philosophy is designed to nurture the camper as a whole with a focus on fun.

Daily Schedule

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!

A Typical Day

  • 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 activities to choose from; supervised by staff)
  • Rehearsal or Similar Instrument Sectional
  • Evening Recital (different each night)
  • Free Time (swimming, movies, games)
  • Bed Check/Lights Out

Meal Arrangements

Meals will be served in a University dining center. There will be a welcoming picnic on Sunday evening and a final banquet on Thursday evening.

Elective Classes Selection

  • Theory 1 is an introduction to “how music works”. Students will learn about scale and chord construction, forms of scales, functions of chords and other basic music theory practices. 
  • Theory 2 is for more advanced students and will focus on chord sequences, musical writing and more advanced music theory practices.
  • Explore Music is separated into a series of four different presentations. Previous topics have included Aaron Copland, world drumming, sound reinforcement, electronic music and contemporary composition.
  • Jazz Improvisation is an introduction to the skills used in improvising jazz.

Camp Director

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

Glen HayesDr. Glenn C. Hayes is in his 25th 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.

Megan Reifenberg - Middle School Guest Conductor

Megan ReifenbergMegan Reifenberg (Halinski) is thrilled to be returning to her alma mater for this summer's middle school week of the Warhawk Band Camps. Megan graduated magna cum laude from UW-Whitewater in 2002, receiving a Bachelor's degree in Instrumental Music Education. She spent her first three years in the field teaching in the Jefferson Public Schools. She continued her education with an assistantship at the University of Illinois, obtaining a Master's degree in Music Education. For the past nine years, she has been the instrumental instructor at West Point Middle School, located at West Point, New York. In this position she has initiated several community outreach programs which include collaborating with the Corps of Cadets at the United States Military Academy as well as the professional musicians stationed at West Point. She served as the Public Relations director for the Orange County Music Educators Association for five years and has been a substitute in the New York Wind Symphony. She resides in New Windsor, New York, with her husband Mike, a 2003 graduate of UW-Whitewater, and their son.

Lisa Werner - High School And Middle School Guest Conductor

Lisa WernerLisa Werner graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Music degree in music education from University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, and holds a Masters degree in conducting from the American Band College at Southern Oregon University in Ashland, Oregon. She also has graduate credits from Indiana University, Vandercook School of Music in Chicago, and University of Miami. Lisa is an active member of many national/international band and orchestra organizations, including having held the office of secretary for the state chapter of the International Association of Jazz Educators, and serving as the Jazz Chair for the Wisconsin Music Educators Association council. She has taught band, orchestra, and general music for 10 years in both inner city and rural settings. Lisa is on staff with the Mukwonago High School marching band, which has gone to the State Marching Band Championships every year. Lisa loves performing in several brass and jazz groups around the area. She has performed with the Jazz Express, a jazz band from Waukesha, in London, and has performed on cruise ships in the Caribbean. Mrs. Werner is a Nationally Board Certified teacher and also was named one of the School Band and Orchestra magazine's "Top 50 Directors in America Who Make A Difference." In addition to her large devotion to music performance and education, Lisa loves to travel with her husband and 4-year old daughter, and works as a storm spotter for the National Weather Service.

Camp Staff

Our staff is a family of certified and experienced music educators as well as UW-Whitewater Music Education majors. Everyone works energetically to assess each camper’s ability and to create an environment that will encourage, enlighten and energize the camper about music!

Q&A: Summer Band Camps

Q. Who are the staff members?
A. The staff is made up of experienced licensed music educators, UW-Whitewater Faculty and Music Education students.

Q. How are the campers supervised?
A. Our camper to staff ratio is 10:1. Staff are assigned to teach, organize activities and to monitor the welfare of the campers.

Q. Is University of Wisconsin Whitewater a safe place to send my child?
A. UW-Whitewater prides itself on its summer camp programs. While no place is 100% safe, we are dedicated to the safety, supervision and happiness of our campers.

Q. I still have questions, who can I ask?
A. Continuing Education Services
262-472-3165, Email: cesevents@uww.edu

Housing & Facilities

All resident campers live in the residence hall facilities at UW-Whitewater. Our live-in adult staff will supervise camper activities. Developing new friends is encouraged.

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. Roommate requests will be honored when possible; otherwise campers are paired by age and gender.

Camp Cost

  • $480 for resident campers
  • $435 for commuting campers**

A $20 per camper discount will be given to groups of eight or more from the same school attending the same week of camp.

**Commuting campers receive lunch and dinner daily.

***Please note: Students can be dismissed from the camp for serious misconduct without any refund.


Each camper will be covered by a limited accident insurance policy. The insurance includes primary coverage up to $7,500 and $300 maximum dental insurance. 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.

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