• 5/15/2020 Latest Updates: 2020 AACPS Summer Music Camp

    Hello Camp Families,

    We hope that your families are healthy, starting to adjust to the new normal of eLearning, and that you're finding some silver linings in these challenging times. At this time, decision makers in AACPS are in the process of making a determination regarding the status of all AACPS camps, including music camp, and a decision is expected to be made soon. In light of that fact, we are asking you to proceed as follows in terms of paperwork and payments:

    • Please hold on to your payment/paperwork at this time. We will not penalize "late" payments/paperwork submissions and will have a new due date (the original date was May 29) for you soon. Right now, online payment is not available, and regular reception of mail is not feasible so we'd like to avoid any complications in mailing until we determine a viable solution.
    • If you already paid by check, that check has not been deposited as of yet. The timing of the shutdown happened before any checks could be deposited.
    • FYI: In the event camp is cancelled we anticipate that we would be able to refund you in full, but we don't know the time it would take to execute said refunds. Due to the nature of the school system shutdown, the refund process is much lengthier than normal. Our recommendation for you to hold payment is to potentially save you the headache of a lengthy refund process should camp be cancelled.

    We will let you know as soon as we hear of any clarifications as to the status of camp. Thanks for your patience in this big waiting game. We know a lot of kids have sustained a myriad of disappointments and that this is just one more item hanging in the balance right now. The leadership team is mindful and determined to work through this with you, whatever camp scenario presents itself this summer. Once a confirmation or cancellation decision is communicated from the Board, we will share more information as to how we plan on navigating that particular situation. Until then, please know that we are examining every option available while keeping the kids' welfare as our top priority.

     

    Sincerely,

    Carol Cox, Band Manager

    Kim McCollum, Orchestra Manager

    Nancy Wilson, Chorus Manager

    Jessica Valadie, Music Coordinatorc

     

    2020 Music Camps @ NorthBay!

    Promotional Video

    Counselor Application link is located at the bottom of this webpage

     

    Conductors:

     a  Sally Wagner    a    Randall Love         l  Theresa Bange

     

     d   Scott Aucoin      ab     Anna Binneweg    

     

    bb     Bob Abbott          

     

     

    Audition Requirements:

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    To determine which level audition to prepare, please consult with your child's school band director or private instructor. Students who audition for the Intermediate Band will only be eligible for placement in the Intermediate Band. Students who audition for the Advanced Band will only be eligible for placement in the Advanced Band. Students may choose to audition for both ensembles and will be placed according to the audition results.

    Intermediate Band - Brass and Woodwind

    • One octave concert B flat Major scale (From memory)
    • Camp audition piece for their instrument
    • Sight-reading

    Intermediate Band - Percussion 

    A snare drum, orchestra bells, bell mallets and drumsticks will be provided in the audition room but students have the option of bringing their own instruments and mallets. Students will be asked to play:

    • One octave F major scale on bell set (From memory)
    • A Single paradiddle and a double stroke roll on snare drum
    • Camp audition piece on snare drum and bells
    • Sight-reading

    Advanced Band - Brass and Woodwind 

    Students should bring their instruments. The students will be asked to play:

    • Chromatic scale, starting on any pitch (From memory) 
    • One octave concert E flat, A flat, or F major scale (Flute and Clarinet- two octaves)(All from memory)
    • Camp audition piece for their instrument
    • Sight-reading

    Advanced Band - Percussion

    A snare drum, orchestra bells, bell mallets and drumsticks will be provided in the audition room but students have the option of bringing their own instruments and mallets. Students will be asked to play:

    • One octave concert E flat, A flat, or F major scale (From memory) on mallet percussion
    • One of the following rudiments: flam taps, paradiddles, 5 stroke roll, or 9 stroke roll 
    • A long roll
    • Tune two pitches on timpani
    • Camp audition piece for bells & timpani
    • Sight-reading

    Advanced Band-Alto Sax                      Intermediate Alto & Bari Sax

    Advanced Band-Bari Sax                      Intermediate Clarinet & Bass Clarinet

    Advanced Band-Bass Clarinet              Intermediate Flute & Oboe

    Advanced Band-Bassoon                      Intermediate Horn in F

    Advanced Band-Clarinet                       Intermediate Percussion

    Advanced Band-Euphonium BC            Intermediate Tenor Sax

    Advanced Band-Euphonium TC            Intermediate Trombone & Baritone BC &  Bassoon

    Advanced Band-Flute                            Intermediate Trumpet & Baritone TC

    Advanced Band-Horn in F                     Intermediate Tuba

    Advanced Band-Oboe                            

    Advanced Band-Percussion (Mallets)

    Advanced Band-Percussion (Snare)

    Advanced Band-Percussion (Timpani)

    Advanced Band-Tenor Sax

    Advanced Band-Trombone

    Advanced Band-Trumpet

    Advanced Band-Tuba

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    To determine which level audition to prepare, please consult with your child's choral director or private instructor. Students who audition for the Intermediate Chorus will only be eligible for placement in the Intermediate Chorus. Students who audition for the Advanced Chorus will only be eligible for placement in the Advanced Chorus.

    Students may choose to audition for both ensembles and will be placed according to the audition results.

    Intermediate Chorus

    Students entering grades 6 – 12 may audition for the Mixed Chorus.

    Students will be asked to perform:

    • “The Water is Wide" without accompaniment (a capella) and memorized.
    • A sight-read rhythmic example which may include whole notes, half notes, quarter notes, eighth notes and quarter rests
    • A sight-read melodic example which includes stepwise motion and a skip of a fifth. The students will be given time to look at and prepare the sight-reading before performing.
    • The Water is Wide: MMEA site

    Advanced Chorus

    Students entering grades 7 – 12 may audition for the Advanced Chorus

    Students will be asked to perform:

    • The camp audition piece “Irish Folksong” without accompaniment (a capella) and memorized.
    • A sight-read rhythmic example which includes whole notes, half notes, quarter notes, eighth notes and quarter rests
    • A sight-read melodic example which includes stepwise motion and a skip of a third (do-mi-sol). The students will be given time to look at and prepare the sight-reading before performing.
    • Irish Folksong: MMEA site

    Pop 'Cappella

    This extra vocal group rehearses during recreational periods and performs at the talent show and choral concert.

    Below are the requirements for the group:

    • Must be accepted into the 2020 Summer Music Chorus Camp program
    • Must currently be in grades 7-11
    • Must audition for the Pop 'Cappella conductor on the same night that they audition for the Intermediate or Advanced Ensemble. Please prepare a short a cappella performance to perform on either February 18-19, 2020.

    If you meet the three requirements and would like to sign up to audition for this extra vocal experience, please complete the registration form using the link at the end of this registration form. If you missed the deadline to register online, we accept walk-in auditions.

     

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    To determine which level audition to prepare, please consult with your child's school orchestra director or private instructor.  Students who audition for the Intermediate Orchestra will only be eligible for placement in the Intermediate Orchestra. Students who audition for the Advanced Orchestra will only be eligible for placement in the Advanced Orchestra. Students may choose to audition for both ensembles and will be placed according to the audition results.

     Intermediate Orchestra 

    Students should bring their instruments and music to the audition. The students will be asked to play the following requirements:

    One Scale: Violin, Viola, and Cello students will perform one or two octave scales selected from the keys of G or D Major. Bass students will perform a one octave scale in the keys of G or D Major. Scales must be memorized.

    Camp audition piece: The camp audition piece for each instrument is available by the link below.

    Intermediate Orchestra Audition Piece

    Sight-reading: Students will be given time to look at and prepare the sight-reading example, before performing.

    Advanced Orchestra 

    Students should bring their instruments and music to the audition. The students will be asked to play the following requirements:

    One Scale: Violin, Viola, and Cello students will perform two or three octave scales selected from the keys of C, G, A, B flat, or E flat. Bass students will perform a one or two octave scale in the keys of C, G, A, B flat, or E flat. Scales must be memorized.

    Camp audition piece: The camp audition piece for each instrument is available by the link below.

    Advanced Orchestra Audition Piece

    Sight-reading: Students will be given time to look at and prepare the sight-reading example, before performing.

     

    July 26-30, 2020

    Gala Concerts at NorthBay – Thursday, July 30, 2020

    1:00 PM – Band Concert

    2:30 PM – Chorus Concert

    4:00 PM – Strings Camp

     

    Payment in full is due by May 29, 2020.

     

    GENERAL AUDITION INFORMATION

    All music applicants are required to audition on either February 18 and 19 at George Fox Middle School (WEATHER DATES: FEBRUARY 25 and 26). 

      • 5:30pm registration opens
      • 6:00-8:00pm auditions

    On the day of the audition students will report to the sign-in tables in the lobby and cafeteria at George Fox Middle School.  The ten minute audition will consist of prepared selections, scales and brief sight-reading examples. The audition score is based on a rubric that includes technique, correct notes, tempo, phrasing, interpretation and tone quality. 

     

    Counselor Application

     

    If you have any other questions, please contact the specific camp manager:

    Band Camp: Carol Cox (ccox1@aacps.org)

    Chorus Camp: Nancy Wilson (nwilson@aacps.org)

    Orchestra Camp: Kimberly McCollum (kmccollum@aacps.org) 

    Logistics Assistant: Heather Schimpf (hschimpf@aacps.org)