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Band Camp

June 8-12, 2014Junior High Band Camp

Registration Deadline

May 26, 2014

Resident Camper: $410.00
Commuter: $265.00

JH Band Camp Handbook (Coming Soon)
JH Band Camp Schedule (Coming Soon)


The Junior High School Band Camp is a unique opportunity for young wind and percussion players to experience the band experience outside of their own school program. The camp is structured to improve individual performance skills, while allowing the campers to interact with other young musicians in music and socially.

Junior High Band Camp Faculty 2014

Camp Manager- Robert Carlin (SHSU Graduate, ret.)
Assistant Camp Manager- Randy Luster (SHSU Graduate, ret.)
Conductors- Michael Dick (Cook MS), Tom Harrington (Spillane MS), Ed Pagliai (SHSU Graduate,      ret.), Tye Ann Payne (Univ. of Houston Graduate, ret.)
Flute- Kim Knudsen (Private Teacher Houston), Mary Santarelli (McAdams JH)
Oboe- Angela Schindler (Private Teacher Houston)
Bassoon- Rumaldo Saenz (Barber MS)
Clarinet- Chris Bennett (Bayside Int.), Marion West (Univ. of Houston), John Schechter
Saxophone- Vic Flowers (Bailey MS), Johnny Salinas (Private Teacher Houston)
Trumpet- Jason Adams (Private Teacher Houston), Donnie Artley (Lake Jackson Int.)
Horn- Amanda Doyle (Thornton MS)
Trombone- Stephen Jones (Nimitz HS), Michael Keig (Schinderwolf Int.)
Tuba- John Ware (Stovall MS)
Percussion- Lou Boldrighini (Manvel HS), John Hinojosa (McAdams JH), Russell Holcombe (Cy      Ranch HS), Terry McKinney (Private Teacher Houston)

A Typical Day at Camp

Each day will be filled with music instruction and social activities. A typical day will include:

  • sectionals
  • full band rehearsal
  • class lessons
  • music elective
  • recreation time
  • afternoon and night activities

Afternoon & Night Activities

Afternoon and night activities will vary day-to-day. Activities will include:

  • movie night
  • dance night
  • visits to the University Game Room
  • outdoor recreation


The campers are taught by outstanding junior high and high school band directors and musicians from across the state. Each faculty members has vast experience in training and rehearsing young band musicians.


Auditions will be held the first day of the camp, immediately following camper check-in. Each camper should have a prepared piece of 1-2 minutes that will demonstrate his/her best playing ability. The audition will also consist of major scales and the chromatic scale. Percussionists should be prepared to perform a snare etude, a keyboard etude, snare rudiments and scales on the keyboard.

Grand Concert

The last night of the camp will feature a Grand Concert, with all of the bands performing for parents and friends. The camp will be officially concluded at the end of the concert.

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