Experienced Jazz Band Summer Intensive | 7th–12th Grade

Band Room
The Calvary Band Program will be hosting a Jazz Band Intensive camp for students to learn, or continue learning how to play jazz and how to improvise.

Students must have 2 or more years of experience playing their instrument in order to participate.

We will divide the students in 2 groups: 

BEGINNING JAZZ- This group is for experienced band students who never played or have a small understanding of jazz and improvisation. These students will learn how to play the jazz style and how to improvise from step 1. 

EXPERIENCED JAZZ- This group is for students who have experience and knowledge about jazz and improvisation. These students will be challenged to take their jazz level to new heights.

We will provide all the students with the tools, inspiration, and information needed to continue to grow independently after the camp and into the next school year.

Camp educators include Christopher Dorsey (Dillard Center for the Arts), Matt Calderin (Westminster Academy), and Kirby Fellis (Graduate TA Northern Illinois University). 

STUDENTS FROM ALL SCHOOLS ARE WELCOME!

Cost: $175

 
Rising 7th Grade–12th Grade
CCA Band Room
Camp Director- Luis Piccinelli

We are excited about our 1st Annual Jazz Band Intensive! Our 3 guest educators are among the top jazz educators in the country. They bring experience, knowledge, and are all very inspiring teachers who know how to make learning jazz fun. 

A Jazz Band uses only certain instruments so below please find the instruments we will accept:

  • Saxophone
  • Trumpet 
  • Trombone
  • Guitar 
  • Piano
  • Bass
  • Drum Set (drummers will do most of their learning on vibraphone)

The instruments above are traditionally used in jazz. However, the list below includes some non-traditional instruments that we will accept:

  • Clarinet
  • Flute
  • Bass Clarinet
  • Euphonium
  • Tuba

CAMP SCHEDULE:

Our 2 groups will rotate around between sectionals and full band. While one group is having sectionals with those educators, the other group will be in a full band together. We will take a transition break halfway through and switch.

EQUIPMENT PROVIDED:

  • Bass Amp
  • Piano
  • Drum Set
  • Vibraphone
  • Chairs
  • Music Stands
  • Music


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