Local Summer Opportunities

(camp/workshop/enrichment opportunities outside of New Prague are listed near the bottom)

New Prague Area Schools offers several summer band opportunities.  Registration for these opportunities is thru New Prague Community Education.

 Jazz Camp Summer 2011 (2012 camps will be posted when available)

Entering Grades 9-12 in Fall 2011

All band students entering grades 9-12 are encouraged to participate in our week long jazz camp! Students will focus

on learning jazz tunes and imporvisation. Improvisation will be introduced and students will learn the skills they need to

improvise jazz solos. All wind and rhythm section players are encouraged to participate! This is a wonderful opportunity to

continue playing your instrument over the summer and can be taken in conjunction with all other instrumental music camps or

classes through NP Community Education.

Date: Monday-Thursday  6/13-6/16  Time: 1-4pm  Place: NPHS-Band Room  Fee: $49 Instructor: Brian Thorstad


Beginner Band Lessons summer 2011(2012 camps will be posted when available)

Entering Grade 5 in Fall 2011

Beginning instrumentalists will participate in small group lessons by instrument section (1-4 students in a group). This is

for current 4th grade students who want a head start on their instrument for the coming school year. Students will meet for

30 minutes twice a week. Monday and Wednesday sessions will be held at the New Prague NPMS. Tuesday and Thursday

sessions will be held at Eagle View Elem in New Market. There will be no lessons scheduled July 4-5 to accommodate the 4th

of July Holiday. All lessons will be scheduled between 8 am and 12pm. Rental information from music stores will be sent home at

the end of the school year. Parents will make arrangements for instrument rental, and instruments will be delivered to the school

for the first lesson.

Session A:NPMS, 6/20-7/25 (skip 7/4)  Session B: Eagle View, 6/21-7/26 (skip 7/5)

Fee: $89  Instructor: Elizabeth Hertzfeld


Private Band Lessons summer 2011(2012 camps will be posted when available)

Four private band lessons will be offered to any band students who will be entering grades 5-12 in the fall of 2011. Lessons

will be 30 minutes, and will be scheduled on an individual basis. This is a great opportunity for students to improve

and accelerate their playing abilities. Instructors will be assigned based on instrumental expertise.

Lessons must be completed by 8/5/2011.

Fee: $76  Instructors: Elizabeth Hertzfeld,  Brian Thorstad


Outside Camps and Workshops

There are many opportunites for students to further explore and expand their band experiences thru outside camps and workshops*. Here are just a few that are available:

Summer Band Camp:

Web Link: 

*There will be some scholarship monies available thru Band Boosters that interested students can apply for.  Please see your director for more information.

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