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The University of Alabama School of Music and University Bands is pleased to host the annual Crimson Music Camp and Leadership Institute for 2017. This summer, we will offer one week of instruction with programs in Jazz and Improvisation (High School 9-12), Leadership Training (High School 9-12), Marching Percussion (High School 9-12), Colorguard (High School, 9-12), Majorette (High School 9-12), and Concert Band (Junior High and Senior High 6-12). Students enrolled in the camp will be under the leadership and guidance of the artist-faculty members of the University of Alabama School of Music. Joining the UA faculty will be guest faculty members recognized as expert leaders in the field of instrumental music education. Each member of our camp leadership team and faculty will work diligently to ensure that each student receives the highest quality camp experience. Our camps offer small group sectionals and coaching, specialized courses, and master classes…all this while spending time sharing music, leadership ideas and creative choreography with some of the most outstanding musicians and teachers in the country. We also provide our campers with a Crimson Music Camp t-shirt, supervised recreation time each evening (NOT INCLUDED AT CRIMSON LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE), and a fantastic finale performance (NOT INCLUDED AT CRIMSON LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE). Educational and insightful classes and rehearsals during the day, combined with fun-filled evening activities make Crimson Camp 2017 the place to be! Don’t miss it! REGISTRATION WILL OPEN MARCH 1, 2017 AND CLOSE MAY 19, 2017!


INTRODUCING THE FIRST ANNUAL CRIMSON LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE
Sunday, June 11, 2017 (Band Booster/Parent Support Group Track)
Monday, June 12 – Tuesday, June 13, 2017 (Student and Director Track)

Designed for high school students, band directors and Band Booster/Parent Support Groups. The student track is for all who have earned a leadership role within their own band program, or those students who have a desire to gain a leadership role. This institute will focus on the traits necessary for student leaders to be an effective leader within their section as well as the entire band program. The director track will focus on fall preparations and creative aspects of planning your marching show, sharing effective rehearsal strategies and building student ownership in the band program. The Band Booster/Parent Support Group track advocates for modeling and empowering parent/booster program success. During this one-day parent/booster gathering, we will equip the director (and their band parents) with the tools to develop and operate a comprehensive strategic and practical plan for success. The 1st Annual Crimson Leadership Retreat (CLI) will feature two outstanding music educators and scholars in the field; Scott Lang has been educating and entertaining audiences of all ages for over a decade. As a nationally known leadership trainer, Scott conducts over 120 workshops annually and works with some of our country’s best educational groups. David W. Vandewalker is the Parent/Booster Institute Coordinator and Coordinator of Performing Arts for Fulton County, Georgia. He is also the music director and conductor of the Metro Atlanta Youth Wind Ensemble hosted at Georgia State University. Additional camp staff will include incredible music educators who are active in their own band programs all across the United States. These amazing educators include Audrey Murphy, Director of Bands at Hopewell Middle School, Milton, GA, Taylor Cash, Assistant Director of Bands at Albertville High School, Albertville, AL, Pat Stegall, music educator at the University of North Alabama, Florence, AL, Mark Sosnowchik, Assistant Director of Bands, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK Adam Dalton, Director of Athletic Bands, Marshall University, Huntingdon, WV and Theo Vernon, Assistant Director of Bands, Grissom High School, Huntsville, AL. During this three-day event, students, directors and parents from around the Southeast come together to learn effective leadership strategies and skills that will better equip them for leading themselves, their sections, their booster organizations and their band. CLI is the place to get a head start on next year’s thinking – today, make connections, get new ideas and learn new strategies from experienced educators and clinicians in the field. Instructional staff will also include current and former Leadership Team Members as well as Directors from the University of Alabama Million Dollar Band. Students who have just completed grades 9, 10, 11 and/or 12 as of June 2017 are eligible to attend. Current band directors and staff are eligible to attend. Band parent booster members are eligible.

FIRST ANNUAL CRIMSON LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE BROCHURE – CLICK HERE

Crimson Leadership Institute Costs
Individual Rates
$100.00 per student
Optional On-Campus Overnight Housing – STUDENTS ONLY
Add $50 per person per night (breakfast, lunch and dinner included)
$50.00 per director – HOUSING ON YOUR OWN
$30.00 per chaperone – HOUSING ON YOUR OWN

Group Rates (per student)
Up to 9 participants – $95.00
10-19 participants – $90.00
20-29 participants – $85.00
30-39 participants – $80.00
40-49 participants – $75.00
50+ participants – $70.00
Optional On-Campus Overnight Housing – STUDENTS ONLY
Add $40 per person per night (breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

Booster Rates
Workbook – $10.00
Individual Registration – $95.00
Small Group Registration – $195.00 (Registration for up to FIVE attendees)
Workbooks for each registrant must be purchased separately

Large Group Registration – $245.00 (Registration for SIX OR MORE attendees)
Workbooks for each registrant must be purchased separately

CLI GROUP REGISTRATION – CLOSED
CLI INDIVIDUAL REGISTRATION – CLOSED
CLI DIRECTOR REGISTRATION – CLOSED
CLI BOOSTER REGISTRATION – CLOSED

 


MILLION DOLLAR BAND COLORGUARD CAMP
Wednesday, June 14 – Saturday, June 17, 2017

Designed for high school students with a passion for color guard, the Million Dollar Band Colorguard Camp offers campers the opportunity to work with leading instructors in the field of color guard and immerses students in hands-on, experiential learning experiences. During the four day clinic, you will receive extensive and intensive instruction and technique classes in all levels of flag, rifle and sabre; daily dance and movement sessions.  Leadership is the theme that runs throughout the curriculum. The camp is perfect for instructors and sponsors as well.

Director of the Million Dollar Band Colorguard Camp will be Dr. Adam Dalton, Director of Athletic Bands at Marshall University, instructor for Carolina Crown, Phantom Regiment and Madison Scouts Drum and Bugle Corps. One of the leading figures in the colorguard field today, Dr. Dalton and his staff will offer campers an amazing four days of learning and fun! Students who have just completed grades 9, 10, 11 and/or 12 as of June 2017 are eligible to attend.

Colorguard Camp Costs
RESIDENT CAMPER (Staying on campus): $425.00
COMMUTER CAMPER (Commuting each day): $325.00

COLORGUARD CAMP REGISTRATION – CLOSED

 


MILLION DOLLAR BAND MAJORETTE CAMP
Wednesday, June 14 – Saturday, June 17, 2017

Designed for high school students with a passion for twirling, the Million Dollar Band Majorette Camp offers campers the opportunity to work with Ms. Marion Powell, choreographer and coach for the world renowned “Crimsonettes” as well as the incredible majorette line with the University of Alabama’s Million Dollar Band! Ms. Powell and her staff will offer instruction in all facets of baton twirling. Leadership is the theme that runs throughout the curriculum. The camp is perfect for instructors and sponsors as well. Students who have just completed grades 9, 10, 11 and/or 12 as of June 2017 are eligible to attend.

Majorette Camp Costs
RESIDENT CAMPER (Staying on campus): $425.00
COMMUTER CAMPER (Commuting each day): $325.00

MAJORETTE CAMP REGISTRATION – CLOSED

 


MILLION DOLLAR BAND MARCHING PERCUSSION CAMP
Wednesday, June 14 – Saturday, June 17, 2017

The Marching Percussion Camp is for high school marching percussion performers, both battery and keyboard, seeking to improve their performance skill-sets. The camp will focus on grip and stroke technique; rudiments; reading, rhythm, timing, and the check patterns; stick control patterns; and improving quality of sound. The camp will offer small-group and large group instruction and a grand finale performance at the end of the camp. Each student will receive a packet of exercises and other materials. The camp will be supported by the following percussion companies who partner with the University of Alabama: Vic Firth (sticks and mallets), Pearl Drums and Adams Musical Instruments, Remo (drum heads), and Zildjian (cymbals). Camp Staff includes Mr. Neal Flum, Director of Marching Percussion, the University of Alabama, and the Percussion consultant for the Boston Crusaders Drum and Bugle Corps, and director/arranger of the Percussion Staff of the Million Dollar Band. Students who have just completed grades 9, 10, 11 and/or 12 as of June 2017 are eligible to attend.

Marching Percussion Camp Costs
RESIDENT CAMPER (Staying on campus): $425.00
COMMUTER CAMPER (Commuting each day): $325.00

MARCHING PERCUSSION CAMP REGISTRATION – CLOSED

 


JAZZ/IMPROVISATION CAMP
Wednesday, June 14 – Saturday, June 17, 2017

The Jazz and Improvisation Camp will offer high school students an opportunity to discover the language of jazz music through the use of scales, arpeggios, patterns, and listening, and help them to comprehend its basic principles in theory and practice. It also welcomes more experienced improvisers who wish to further their concept of improvisation in the jazz idiom as more advanced techniques are introduced. Placement in combos, concerts, and masterclasses are also a part of the camp. The faculty includes Professor Chris Kozak, Director of Jazz Studies, the University of Alabama and Dr. Jonathan Noffsinger, Professor of Saxophone and Jazz Studies at the University of Alabama. Open to the following instrumentalists: Alto, Tenor and Baritone Saxophone; Trumpet; Trombone, Drum Set, Guitar, Bass and Jazz Piano. Students who have just completed grades 9, 10, 11 and/or 12 as of June 2017 are eligible to attend.

Jazz and Improvisation Camp Costs
RESIDENT CAMPER (Staying on campus): $425.00
COMMUTER CAMPER (Commuting each day): $325.00

JAZZ/IMPROVISATION CAMP REGISTRATION – CLOSED

 


CONCERT BAND CAMP
Wednesday, June 14 – Saturday, June 17, 2017

Ensemble participation and performance will be stressed during the Concert Band Camp and each group (Junior Band and Senior Band) will offer a public performance at the conclusion of the camp week. Students will also have the opportunity to take a private lesson with our artist faculty and be exposed to smaller, chamber ensemble music, coached by faculty and staff members at the University of Alabama School of Music. Other faculty members may be contacted by clicking the link found at the bottom of the page. Students who have just completed grades 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 and/or 12 as of June 2017 are eligible to attend.

Concert Band Camp Costs
RESIDENT CAMPER (Staying on campus): $425.00
COMMUTER CAMPER (Commuting each day): $325.00

CONCERT BAND CAMP REGISTRATION – CLOSED

 

 


PRIVATE LESSONS DURING CONCERT BAND, JAZZ BAND AND MARCHING PERCUSSION CAMP

Students are encouraged to take advantage of our world-class faculty by scheduling a private lesson session with the faculty during the week of Crimson Music Camp. These lessons should be scheduled by the camp attendees in advance of your arrival on campus in June. If you are interested in scheduling a private lesson, you should email the professor directly and determine a time and cost for your lesson. These lessons will be at an additional cost to be determined by the individual professors and paid directly to the professor by the camp attendee. A listing of the email addresses of the camp faculty members can be found HERE.

 

RESIDENT vs COMMUTER CAMPER (all camps EXCLUDING the CLI)
RESIDENT CAMPER fees include all instruction, group activities, housing in University dormitories and 3 meals each day in the University Dining Halls. 

COMMUTER CAMPER fees include all instruction and group activities along with LUNCH and DINNER each day (no breakfast). A COMMUTER CAMPER should be housed in the Tuscaloosa area with a relative 21 years old or older. 


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For Crimson Camp contact information click here

If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact Heath Nails, Coordinator of Band Operations: jhnails@ua.edu

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