• WSMA High School State Honors Music Project: Summer Camp Details
 

Summer Camp

The WSMA High School Honors Summer Camp is a unique and essential component to the High School Honors Project experience. Held in June, this is the first opportunity the selected students have to see their music, meet the conductor, and rehearse as a newly formed ensemble.

 

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Dates Camp Schedule Works In-Progress Concerts
Location

Session I:Band and Mixed Choir

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Maps & Directions

Session II: Orchestra, Treble Choir and Jazz Ensemble

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Dates

Band and Mixed Choir
June 20 - 23, 2015

Orchestra, Treble Choir and Jazz Ensemble
June 24 - 27, 2015

Location
The High School Honors Camp is held each summer on the beautiful University of Wisconsin - Green Bay campus, located in Green Bay, WI. Surrounded by the Bay Beach Wildlife Preserve and Cofrin Memorial Arboretum, this picturesque campus serves over 6,000 students each year. WSMA High School State Honors students rehearse in the Studio Arts, Theatre Arts and Weidner Center buildings, and are housed in campus dormitories. The Works-In-Progress Concerts are held in Cofrin Family Hall (Weidner Center) and Fort Howard Hall (Weidner Center).
Maps & Directions

Click here to view directions and a map of the UW-Green Bay campus.

Please note the following areas:

  • Registration is held in the Student Arts Building
  • Student dormitories are indicated on the campus map.  More specific information, including drom assignment, will be given at registration
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Camp Schedule

Rehearsals, sectionals, meals and social activities will be scheduled from 8:30 am-9:00 pm each day.*

All students are expected to attend all camp classes and activities.

*Note regarding Sunday during Honors Camp*

Due to our very tight schedule, members of the Band and Mixed Choir will be attending rehearsals and sectionals on Sunday morning during camp. Attendance is mandatory.  We respect everyone's religious affiliations, but request that students attend worship services before or after summer camp to ensure that all summer camp rehearsals are productive for the entire Honors ensemble.  We appreciate your efforts and consideration in this matter.


Session I: Band and MixedChoir Camp Schedule

Saturday, June 20

(Please note, lunch is not provided on Saturday)

8:00 am - 11:30 am

Band Check-In and Chair Placement Auditions

(Students will receive their chair placement audition times prior to camp)

10:00 am -11:30 am Mixed Choir Check-In
11:30 am - 1:00 pm Lunch on your own/with parents; settle into dorm.
1:00 pm-9:00 pm Orientation, Rehearsals, Dinner and Social Activities

Sunday, June 21 and Monday, June 22

8:30 am-9:00 pm Rehearsals, Sectionals, Meals and Social Activities

Tuesday, June 23

8:30 am-1:00 pm

Dorm Check-Out, Final Rehearsals and Works-In-Progress Concerts

(Student music be checked out of their dorms by 10:30 am)

Works-In-Progress Concert Schedule
10:00 am Band:  Held in Cofrin Family Hall, Weidner Center
   
12:00 pm Mixed Choir:  Held in Cofrin Family Hall, Weidner Center


Session II:  Orchestra, Treble Choir and Jazz Ensemble Camp Schedule

Wednesday, June 24

(Please note, lunch is not provided on Wednesday)

7:30 am-11:30 am

Orchestra Check-In and Chair Placement Auditions

(Students will receive their chair placement audition times prior to camp)

10:00 am-11:30 am Treble Choir and Jazz Ensemble Check-In
11:30 am - 1:00 pm Lunch on your own/with parents; settle into dorm.
1:00 pm-9:00 pm Orientation, Rehearsals, Dinner and Social Activities

Thursday, June 25 and Friday, June 26

8:30 am-9:00 pm Rehearsals, Sectionals, Meals and Social Activities

Saturday, June 27

8:30 am-1:00 pm

Dorm Check-Out, Final Rehearsals and Works-In-Progress Concerts

(Student music be checked out of their dorms by 10:30 am)

Works-In-Progress Concert Schedule
10:00 am Orchestra:  Cofrin Family Hall, Weidener Center
11:00 am Jazz Ensemble Concert, Fort Howard Hall, Weidner Center
12:00 pm Treble Choir Choir:  Cofrin Family Hall, Weidenr Center
Works-In-Progress Concerts

The Works-In-Progress Concert is an open rehearsal for the parents and family of students.  This is an opportunity for the student musicians to play through what they have learned during camp to assess the strengths and weaknesses in the performance at this point. Not only does this give the student clear objectives to work on until the October rehearsals, but it also allows them to hear the great progress that the ensemble has made together in four short days.

For the audience members, this free and informal concert gives them a chance to see what their child has been working on and allows them a "sneak peek" at what is to come during the final concert in October.  This is not a final concert where you can expect to hear a finished performance.  Parents are welcome and encouraged to attend.  Students are finished with the summer camp portion of their High School State Honors experience at the conclusion of their concert.

Emergency Contact Information

Daytime Summer Honors Camp Headquarters Office :  920-465-5751 (Located at Studio Arts 117)

OR

Tim Wurgler, WSMA Program Director:  608-513-5585  (Cellular Telephone)

Green Bay Area Information
The Green Bay area is a beautiful part of the state and there are numerous ways to make a wonderful summer vacation out of your trip.  From the carnival rids at Bay Beach to driving up the peninsula to Door County, there is something for every member of your family.  For more information about places to stay and things to do, please visit www.packercountry.com.