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Music — Beginning Band: EDUcamp Jr.

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Beginning Band EDUcamp gives you a jump-start on the school year by exploring a brand-new instrument! Choose one instrument to focus on from the following list: trumpet, trombone, baritone, flute, clarinet, saxophone or percussion to start learning something new. Music and instruments will be provided. 

This camp is for those with NO prior experience on your chosen instrument.

At EDUcamp you’ll benefit from daily devotionals and Bible challenge sessions that will strengthen your faith and help you develop a strong biblical worldview. Camp instructors will demonstrate how you can glorify God by using each new skill.

Activities

  • Begin a new instrument through daily lessons, theory and beginning band rehearsals—all taught by BJU’s music faculty.
  • Enjoy musical games and special activities.
  • Go on a musical scavenger hunt.
  • Perform in a final concert for your family and friends.
  • Grow spiritually through devotions and Bible challenges.  
  • Perform in a 20-minute concert for family and friends that will begin at 11:10 a.m. Friday in the Gustafson Fine Arts Center.

Sample Schedule

8:00–9:15 a.m. Group lessons
9:15-10:20 a.m. Special Activity/Personal devotions
10:30-11:30 a.m. Group lessons/Combined Band Rehearsal

(Exact times and session content may vary.)

General Information

Arrival/Departure

When to Arrive

Camp check-in is on Monday between 7:30 and 8 a.m. in Gustafson Fine Arts Center lobby. Daily drop off for campers each day (Tuesday – Friday) will be at 7:50 a.m. at the Museum & Gallery visitor parking lot across from the outdoor plaza of the Gustafson Fine Arts Center.

What to do When You Arrive

When you check-in our camp counselors will give you your camp schedule and T-shirt. If you have a camp balance, you can take care of it at this time. The fun begins on Monday at 8 a.m.!

When to Depart

Day campers can be picked up at 11:35 a.m. at the Museum & Gallery visitor parking lot across from the outdoor plaza at the Gustafson Fine Arts Center.

All family members are welcome to attend the final performance concert at 11:10 a.m. on Friday.

What to Bring

What to Bring

All supplies needed for camp will be provided unless otherwise noted in each specific camp information. Please be sure to bring your instrument. Instruments can also be rented as needed.

Please note: BJU cannot be responsible for money, valuables or personal articles.

What to wear

Long athletic shorts, jeans or pants, and T-shirts are the normal camp attire. Tennis shoes are recommended.

Camp Director

Paul Jantz

Paul Jantz

Paul Jantz is the director of musical activities in the School of Fine Arts and Communication at BJU. He also teaches as an adjunct professor in the instrumental studies program and conducts the University's Trombone Choir and Brass Choir. He has been involved with summer music camps and church instrumental music programs for over 40 years

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