"SOUND OF THE SOUTH" SUMMER MUSIC CAMPS
Date: June 14 - 18, 2020
The Sound of the South would like to thank everyone who participated in teh 2019 Music Camp. Information for the 2020 Music Camp will be uploaded when available. Please feel free to contact the band office, firstname.lastname@example.org, for questions and further information.
AUXILIARIES/DRUM MAJOR/PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE/ CONCERT BAND/DIRECTORS' SYMPOSIUM
CLASS HEADQUARTERS AND STAFF
|Percussion Ensemble||Band Practice Field||Adam Blackstock|
|Majorette||Shackelford Quadrangle||Canadace Hawes|
|Color Guard||Bibb Graves Quadrangle||Terrance Cobb|
|Drum Major||Janice Hawkins Amphitheater||Calvin Scott|
|Concert Band||Long Hall||Anthony Vittore|
IMPORTANT ITEMS TO BRING TO CAMP:
- Five days' worth of comfortable clothing
- Bed linens, pillow, towels, etc.
- Your instrument, baton, or flag
- Sunscreen, hat, sun protection gear
- Portable music stand (Concert Band/Theory)
- Health forms or any other forms sent to you by University Housing & Conference Services
- Personal items and toiletries
Things to know:
- Students are responsible for providing their own instruments during the camp.
- The School of Music will not furnish instruments other than large percussion
- Percussionists should provide their own mallets and drumsticks. Students participating in the percussion ensemble should bring their own marching percussion instruments. We will not provide marching percussion instruments.
- Students who will play in the Concert Band should bring their own folding wire
stands. Students participating in the percussion ensemble should bring their own
marching percussion instruments.
Troy Summer Music Camp Class Descriptions
In the course, the student will not only develop individual performance skills (learning
and perfecting warm-ups, technical and musical playing skills), but also further develop
ensemble playing skills (listening, matching, ensemble interpretation). Music theory
will be introduced to support the students’ technical and musical skills as it relates to ensemble playing. Some music theory topics to be covered will be keys, scales, chord progressions, tuning and intonation tendencies, pyramid of balance, blending techniques, etc. This course is suitable for musicians of all ages and performance levels.
The percussion student will practice individual and ensemble playing technique on a variety of instruments. This ensemble is essentially an indoor drum-line. Battery percussion, as well as mallet percussion and auxiliary percussion are used. This class will also include marching fundamentals as it pertains to percussion. This course is suitable for musicians of all ages and performance levels.
The majorette student will practice individual and ensemble technique in a variety
of twirling situation. This class will emphasize personal and group development regardless
of level. This class will also include marching fundamentals as it pertains to twirling.
This course is suitable for twirlers of all ages and performance levels.
The colorguard student will practice individual and ensemble technique in a variety
of situations, including flags, rifles and sabers, according to the student interest.
This class will emphasize personal and ensemble development of expressive techniques
regardless of level. This class will also include marching fundamentals as it pertains to colorguard. This course is suitable for colorguard of all ages and performance levels and interests.
The drum major student will practice and develop individual conducting, musicianship
and leadership techniques. Some topics to be covered include marching fundamentals,
commands, and command vocal technique, leadership issues important to the middle school
and high school bands, score reading, and conducting. Drum majors, or people interested in becoming a drum major at their high school, are encouraged to attend this class. All ages and abilities are eligible.
The dance student will practice individual and ensemble technique in a variety of
situations, including jazz, ballet and modern dance techniques. This class will emphasize
personal and ensemble development of expressive techniques and methods regardless
This class will also include marching fundamentals as it pertains to the dance line. This course is suitable for dancers of all ages and performance levels and interests.
- There is no deadline for Camp Registration
- Cashiers check or money order only. No personal checks accepted.
- The $20.00 deposit will reserve your place at summer camp and your fee will not increase if you do not pay balance on or before the deadline.
- All fees must be paid in full BEFORE camp begins.
Troy University Summer Band Camp Fees
A $20.00 deposit is required to pre-register which should be mailed in with your application and will guarantee your place in the camp. The total cost of the camp if the total fee is received by June 10th is $250.00. This includes instruction, room and 3 meals a day. If fee is paid after June 10th up to the first day of camp, June 16th, the fee will be $270.00.
Fee for camp instruction and 3 meals a day is $185.00 if payment is received by June 10th. If payment is received after June 10th camp instruction and meals is $205.00.
The fee for a private dorm room and 3 meals a day is $135.00 if fee paid by June 10th. If payment is received after June 10th the fee will be $155.00.