Summer Band (June-July 2018)
Summer Band is a four-week program set up for the express purpose of keeping students playing their instruments during the summer months. Much of what is learned during the school year can be undone over the summer if students do not continue playing over the summer. This program usually starts during the third week of June, and continues through the second week of July. Students are scheduled once or twice a week for small group instruction. The program culminates in a performance at a local nursing home. This is not a summer school course, so students will need to pay a nominal fee. This is not a required program; however, it is strongly encouraged.
Band Trips and Parties
Beach Park Bands, EPCOT, April, 2011
Depending on the year and activities planned by the band director(s), there may be extra activities and/or trips planned for the various groups. These trips are not required, although we do encourage students to participate. However, participation is dependent on students meeting the regularly scheduled requirements for their respective groups. Failure to attend all required performances on any given year could result in being excluded from any potential trips, including field trips or larger, multiple day excursions. These decisions are made at the discretion of the director, as all cases are handled on an individual basis.
Band Camp (July 30 - August 4, 2018)
(Please contact us for a registration form)
Band Camp is a self-contained camp financially supported by the Beach Park Band Booster Organization. The purpose of the camp is to give our students a “head-start” to the coming school year. Band Camp is a weeklong musical experience held during the first full week of August at Conference Point Center in Williams Bay, Wisconsin. Students leave for camp early Monday. They spend the week practicing in small groups and full ensemble settings with 8 – 10 professional music instructors hired by the Band Boosters for the week. The Boosters also contribute to other camp expenses, totaling approximately $10,000. Be aware that there is a charge for students to attend camp. While the Boosters contribute $10,000, this is only to offset operating costs of over $30,000.
Band Camp is open to 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th grade Beach Park Band students with a few stipulations. (See criteria listed below) Students are usually split into two bands – Concert and Symphonic. They work hard playing their instruments, and are actively engaged in various recreational activities built into the schedule. The week culminates in a concert on Saturday for the parents.
Each student who wishes to attend must meet the following criteria:
1) Must earn a grade of B or better each trimester in Band.
2) Must attend 80% of small group lessons during the school year.
3) Must demonstrate a positive attitude!
4) Any student who has been suspended from school during the school year may be prohibited from attending band camp.
Band Camp is a privilege. The Director reserves the right to evaluate students on an individual basis and justly approve or deny any student’s attendance at Band Camp, regardless the criteria listed above. Band Camp registration is sent out in March.