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.
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
|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!
Elective Class Selection
- Yoga for Musicians
- Music Theory
- Jazz Improvisation
- Hand Drumming
- Digital Music through Cell Phone Usage
- Sound Engineering/Basics of Using a Sound System
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: email@example.com
2018 Guest Conductors (2019 TBA)
Patty Schlafer (Returning 2019!)
Patty Schlafer has been teaching middle level music in Wisconsin’s private and public schools for over thirty years. Ms. Schlafer’s interests are varied and have led to an active professional life as both teacher and performer.
She is retired director of concert band and jazz band at Mount Horeb Middle School. She also works with a group of teachers from the state of Wisconsin to implement the Comprehensive Musicianship Project for students of music. Ms. Schlafer has a master’s degree in Curriculum Theory and Design where her research included a study of musical tastes of the adolescent band student.
She has been guest conductor and horn instructor at numerous summer music camps including UW camps at Whitewater, Madison, Stevens Point and Green Bay. She is a life long horn player and has been a member of the Madison Symphony Orchestra, Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra, Artemis Horn Quartet, Madison Wind Ensemble, and Acme Brass.
Ms. Schlafer loves community theater and has served as the music director for the Verona Area Community Theater’s production of 42nd Street, Billy Elliot, and White Christmas.
When not teaching, conducting, or playing horn, she is always on the search for a dog-friendly watering hole with her family, Ward and Mango.
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.
Chris Gleason is an instrumental music educator at Patrick Marsh Middle School in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin. He is the 2017 Wisconsin Middle School Teacher of the Year, a finalist for the 2017 National Teacher of the Year and a semifinalist for the 2017 GRAMMY Music Educator Award. Chris earned his BME at UW-Eau Claire in 1997 and his Masters Degree from UW-LaCrosse in 2002. He has taught band in the East Troy School District and the LaCrosse School District. Mr. Gleason's bands have performed at the Milwaukee Art Museum, Wisconsin State Capitol Rotunda, the "New Wisconsin Promise Conference", and the 2006 and 2009 Wisconsin State Music Conferences. The Patrick Marsh Middle School Band has commissioned composers such as Samuel R. Hazo (Blue and Green Music -2009), Brian Balmages (Sun Cycles – 2012), Michael Sweeney (Particles - 2013), Erik Morales (One Giant Leap - 2014), John Mackey (Lightning Field – 2015), Alex Shapiro (Rock Music- 2016), Brian Balmages (Twittering Machine – 2017), Andrew Boysen Jr (TBA – 2018). In 1992 Mr. Gleason was selected as the Wisconsin Governor’s Scholar to Interlochen Arts Camp in Interlochen, Michigan. Mr. Gleason has performed professionally at Disneyland, Valleyfair, and the Mall of America. He has been guest conductor of numerous camps and festivals including the Tarleton Invitational Band Festival (Texas), National Band Association –Wisconsin Chapter Junior High All-State Band, Tri-State Honors Band, UW-Milwaukee Honors Band, UW-Whitewater Band Camp and numerous regional honor bands across Wisconsin and Illinois. He is the past-chair of the Wisconsin Comprehensive Musicianship through Performance (CMP) Committee and the Wisconsin State Middle Level Honors Band. Currently, he is chair of the Wisconsin State Middle Level Honors Project. He has taught CMP Workshops at VanderCook College of Music, the Los Angeles Unified School District in California, The NAfME National In-Service Conference, numerous school districts in the Midwest, and recently in Hong Kong. He has presented clinics at the Minnesota, Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, and Wisconsin State Music Conventions. Mr. Gleason is the recent recipient of the Melvin F. Pontious Sparks in Music Education Award (2016), Michael G. George Distinguished Service Award (2016) and the Vi Miller Award for Excellence (2013) by Dane Arts and had a feature interview in the March 2015 Instrumentalist Magazine. Mr. Gleason is the founder and organizer of the Band Festival at the Kalahari in Wisconsin Dells that has to date inspired more than 23,500 young musicians. Mr. Gleason is a member of NBA, WMEA, and NAfME.
Dr. Glenn C. Hayes - Camp Director & High School Conductor
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.
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