Plans are well underway for Band Camp Online! Since we can’t make music together in a traditional band format, this is your chance to gather with your fellow musicians for a week of online learning, including music games and activities, sectionals and masterclasses, special workshops about composition, percussion and other musical inspirations, all topped off with the classic dance party!
Band Camp Online takes place July 13-17 and runs from 10am-3pm (with a one-hour lunch break). The camp fee includes five days of online musical fun, a band camp T-shirt, camp photos and new friends to virtually hang out with this summer.
The cost for Band Camp Online is $100, with special rates for siblings – $50 for the first sibling, $25 for each additional sibling.
Moms and dads – yes, this is more screen time (!), but at least they’re learning…and connecting with others, which is so great for good mental health.
Lots of Cool Activities:
- Hands-on activities and games that get you up and moving!
- Sectionals and master classes
- Small groups projects that consider individual needs and abilities
- Activities led by Bandology staff with their own specialties in music, including education, jazz, performance and composition
- End of the week talent show
- Activities of benefit to those of varying skill levels that will help everyone improve
- Lots of opportunities to engage, participate and collaborate with other campers!
What to Expect:
- No instrument, no problem – we will work with what you have at home to boost your musicianship. Band instruments, guitar, piano, vocals, pot lids and wooden spoons – we can work with whatever you’ve got to work on
- Utilize household materials for crafts and activities
- 5-10 minute breaks between activities
- During the lunch break (noon-1pm), we’ll leave the Zoom room open for people to hang out and chat
What To Know Tech-wise:
- Facilitated through Zoom and we recommend that campers download it ahead of time to their computer, tablet or phone
- Make new friends and connect online using the chat room
- There’ll be a tech support number to assist any campers having difficulty and ensure a fun experience
Bandology is the proud recipient of Canada Summer Jobs grants in 2020, 2019 and 2018.