Bandology’s fifth annual Band Camp is a week-long day camp for keen music students in grades 7-12 who want to improve their musical skills in the summer. Band Camp V runs July 12-16, 2021.
Band Camp V is a hand instrument-based camp with a wide variety of performing opportunities for campers, including drumline, boomwhackers, ukulele, bucket drumming, composition, music theory and more, plus tons of games and fun music activities, as well as special guest clinicians and performers.
Basically, all the same fun and learning and friendship as regular band camp, just with no blowing. We will adhere to all public health and safety guidelines, utilize cohorts and spend as much time outside as possible.
No experience required, no instruments required, just a willingness to try something new and have fun!
Band Camp is $395 for the week. Before and after care is available for an additional charge. Students bring a nut-free lunch and snacks. Camp spaces are limited, so early registration is recommended.
For campers with financial challenges, we have partnered with local community funding organizations such as the Halton Learning Foundation. Please email us at [email protected] for more details.
Think you are a bit too old to be a camper but have lots of experience and expertise to offer? Apply to become a music mentor! Open to students in grades 11 and up who have lots of music/camp experience. Click here to learn more.
If you have any questions about Band Camp V, please don’t hesitate to contact us at [email protected] or (905) 469-6278.
Why the change from a concert band camp? With wind instrument playing and singing not allowed in classrooms this year, and with an eye to the various studies out there, we have made the decision NOT to have a concert band camp. Studies show that playing instruments can cause the spread of potentially dangerous aerosol particles and we don’t want to risk anyone’s health. Plus, with wind instrument playing and singing not allowed in classrooms this year, many kids will not have had the opportunity to play classroom instruments since early March of 2020 and may be rather rusty. We want kids to be happy and feel confident and good about themselves. Handheld instruments provide a level playing field for all.
Bandology is the proud recipient of Canada Summer Jobs grants in 2020, 2019 and 2018.