Once you register a confirmation email will be sent to your email account. Contact email@example.com 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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: email@example.com
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
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 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.