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. This camp is available to players entering grades 6-8 in Fall 2018.
Registrations accepted online until noon on 7/11/18. 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.
Receive $20 off each registration when eight (8) or more register to attend Middle 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.
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.
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.
Early cancellations due to medical reasons will receive a full refund minus $25 cancellation fee if the cancellation is requested 7 days prior to the camp. Medical documentation must be provided and received before the start of camp to qualify. All other cancellations, including those with medical documentation received after the start of camp, will receive payment back minus $50. NO REFUNDS will be given for no shows or campers sent home for disciplinary reasons. All cancellation requests must be submitted to email@example.com; provide registrant's name, camp and medical documentation, if applicable. Refunds will be returned to name and address of payer.
Pre-camp information will be available on this website three weeks prior to the start of camp. Pre-camp information includes check-in and out times with locations, 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 5 days prior to arrival for each camp they attend; no camper will be allowed to participate without completing the form. You can complete the healthEcamper online form after registering. 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.
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.
Parking permits are required to park on campus. You may park for free at the location and time of check-in and check-out. All other locations and times you will need to have a parking permit to avoid a ticket.
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 advise you to leave all non-essential, portable electronic devices at home (iPod, iTouch, 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.
|Morning Band Rehearsal|
|Music Class (Theory, Explore Music, etc.)|
|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)|
|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!
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Richard Tengowski is the Director of Bands for the School District of Kohler. He teaches elementary, middle and high school concert bands, jazz ensemble, pep band, drumline and secondary general music. He is also the Past-President of the Wisconsin Music Educators Association and has taken leadership roles with the Wisconsin Comprehensive Musicianship through Performance Project.
He is an active clinician, conductor, master adjudicator and speaker. He is also an active free-lance performer. Mr. Tengowski is a 2002 Herb Kohl Educational Fellowship Award Recipient and was recently inducted into the Wisconsin Bandmaster Association.
John Christian, Music Educator- 2016 marks my twentieth year as a Music Educator and Arts Administrator. I have been fortunate to have taught and guest conducted on four continents and throughout the United States. He currently teachs band and orchestra to grades 4-12 at the Almaty International School in Almaty, Kazakhstan. Upon earning his Bachelor of Music from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and Master of Arts in Education from Central Michigan University, his mentors Dr. Glenn Hayes and John Williamson instilled in him a desire and passion for excellence in people through music. John has been given the gift to share musical moments with beginning musicians, accomplished conductors, members of some of America’s great orchestras and many gifted composers. It gives him great pride to return to his alma mater to share a week of great music making with some of the Midwest’s finest middle school performers.
Dr. 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.
Each registrant 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.
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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