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UW-Whitewater Middle School Band Camp

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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 person with a focus on fun.    This camp is available to players entering grades 6-8 in Fall 2020.

Date: Sunday, July 19 - Friday, July 24, 2020

Limited to the first 225 registrants.

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Register Online Opens Soon!

Registrations accepted online until noon on 7/15/20. We do accept walk up registrations at event check-in, if space is available. Walk-up registration will be available to download here after the online registration closes.

Resident Camper: 2019 - $495; 2020 TBA

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 made by online registration closing date 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:  2019 - $445; 2020 TBA

Commuters are campers who elect not to stay overnight in the residence halls. Commuters will not receive a room key for the residence hall but are welcome to socialize in the residence hall with camp friends during breaks. 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 camp friends if they choose. The authorized driver can pick up the commuter camper at the conclusion of camp each day after checking out with staff.

Group Discount:

Receive $20 off each registration when eight (8) or more register to attend this event from the same school. Make sure to check "Group Discount" in the registration if you believe you qualify.  Discounts cannot be applied after you register and pay. You will be charged $20 if less than eight (8) do not attend this event from your 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.  

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.

*T-shirts are guaranteed if registered by 7/3/20.

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.

Received an Award, Sponsorship or Discount?

For those participants who will be receiving a sponsorship to attend this event: Register and use the promo code your sponsor gave you. The sponsorship will be deducted from your invoice.  Any remaining balance remains the participant's responsibility. Any cancellations will result in the sponsorship funds being returned to the supporting organization.

Any qualifying discounts given by the event will not be applied after you have paid in full. Be sure to use the promo code at check out to receive your discount. You will be charged if you do not qualify for requested discount at the start of event.

A processing fee will be assessed if a refund is issued due to overpayment on your account.

Questions, received an award/scholarship without a promo code or want to use two promo codes? Please call Continuing Education Services at 262-472-3165 or email cesevents@uww.edu.

Want to Sponsor a Registrant?

You can sponsor a registrant and cover all or partial fees. We have received requests in the past from schools, companies, organizations, friends and family members that would like to send their chosen registrant to a specific event. If you would like to sponsor a registrant, you can request a promo code that you may give to your chosen registrant. Click here for more details.

Confirmation Emails

Once you register a confirmation email will be sent to your email account. Contact cesevents@uww.edu if you do not receive this confirmation email. Historically email accounts used from centurytel.net and wi.rr.com are blocked from receiving notifications from us or may end up in your spam folder. You are able to register using these accounts; however, you will not receive emails from us. Please make sure you have a working email address on file with us to be able to receive important announcements and updates about this event.

Info Packet

Pre camp information will be available on this website three weeks prior to the start of camp. Pre camp information includes medication requirements (complete only if taking meds at this event), parking details, check-in and out times with locations, confirmed daily schedule, mailing address for camper mail, what to bring and other important information you will need to know before attending camp. If any medical information changes, it is your responsibility to notify Continuing Education Services at cesevents@uww.edu.

Info Packet Available 3 weeks prior to event

Check in and Orientation

Resident and commuter campers must check in at the location mentioned in the Info Packet. Parents/guardians are invited to visit with staff members and ask any last minute questions. Please note that there are no structured activities during the check-in period, but residential staff will be in the residence hall to help campers get settled in their rooms and encourage campers to begin getting to know one another in an informal setting. Commuter campers can socialize at the dorms and go with the group to first session.

Arrival/Departure Outside the Event Scheduled Time

If your schedule results in you arriving after the designated check-in or before check-out time, please indicate in your registration the time you will arrive/depart in the “Special Need/Comments” field or email cesevents@uww.edu, if changes happened after you registered. On the day of arrival to campus, check the schedule in the Info Packet to see where the group will be at the time of your arrival. Please call the staff number listed in the Info Packet if you have any questions the day you arrive. If there are questions prior to camp, please contact cesevents@uww.edu

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).

Frequently Asked Questions

We receive many questions from registrants and guardians.  Click here to review our frequently asked questions about summer camps.

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

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

Driving Directions

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

Parking

Parking details will be available in the Info Packet.  Notice: All campus parking lots require a parking permit.  Failure to follow parking regulations will result in a fine.  More information is available on the Visitor Center website.

Terms & Conditions

By registering for an event, you agree to our Registration Terms and Conditions. UW-Whitewater will hold all registrants responsible for their conduct.  Serious misconduct or disruption will lead to immediate dismissal from event.  Registrants dismissed from the event will not receive a refund.  Please review the Terms and Conditions for more details.

Be aware that we recommend that all portable electronic devices be left at home, but ultimately it is your decision. We know that parents and children value the ability to be able to call each other at a moment's notice.  For that reason, we do not prohibit cell phones at camp, but ask that cell phone use does not interfere with the event and other participants.  Parents are responsible for setting clear guidelines for cell use with their child.  We will not be responsible for any lost or stolen items.

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 Day One Schedule

12:00 - 2:00 p.m. Check In (including Commuters)
2:00 - 2:45 p.m. Orientation for parent and campers
2:45 - 5:00 p.m. Auditions
5:00 - 6:00 p.m. Dinner
6:30 - 7:15 p.m. Camp Meeting
7:30 - 9:30 p.m. Rehearsal
9:30 p.m. Commuters Leave
9:30 - 10:00 p.m. Free Time
10:00 p.m. All students in residence hall

*All times are subject to change, the info packet will have the accurate schedule

Typical Day Two - Five Schedule

7:00 - 8:20 a.m. Breakfast
8:15 a.m. Commuters Arrive
8:30 - 10:50 a.m. Rehearsal
11:00 - 11:55 a.m. Classes
12:15  - 1:30 p.m. Lunch
1:45 - 2:45 p.m. Rehearsal
2:45 - 3:45 p.m. Break
4:00 - 5:00 p.m. Rehearsal
5:00 - 6:15 p.m. Dinner
6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Rehearsal
7:30 - 8:30 p.m. Evening Recitals
8:30 p.m. Commuters Leave
8:30- 10:00 p.m. Free Time 
10:15 p.m. All students in residence hall

*All times are subject to change, the info packet will have the accurate schedule

Typical Final Day Schedule

7:00 - 9:00 a.m. Breakfast
9:00 a.m. Commuters Arrive
9:00 - 11:45 a.m. Rehearsal
11:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m. Lunch
1:30 - 2:45 p.m. Rehearsal
2:45 - 5:30 p.m. Check out of residence halls/ Commuters free time (Store belonging in residence hall storage room; not room)
5:00 - 6:00 p.m. Dinner
6:00 - 6:30 p.m. Warm-up & Tune
6:30 p.m. Final Concert/ Pick up beloingings from residence hall, if stored there

*All times are subject to change, the info packet will have the accurate 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!

2019 Guest Conductors; 2020 TBA Soon!

Patty Schlafer

Patty Schlafer

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.


Cheryl Miracle

Bio available soon.


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.

By 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.  Any media shared with the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater on social media or use of its hashtags grants the University use to media for any purpose.