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8th Annual Mike Block String Camp - 2017 Schedule
Main Week: July 3-8, 2017      (schedule is subject to change)

 

Please bring Pencil/Paper and Audio Recorder to Class

Day activities are at First Presbyterian Church: 520 Royal Palm Blvd, Vero Beach, FL 32960
Night activities will take place at Holiday Inn Oceanside: 3384 Ocean Dr, Vero Beach, FL 32960
 
2017 Mike Block String Camp Schedule in PDF format HERE.

Monday, July 3: 9:45am - 5:00pm
BREAKFAST
9:45-10:00 – Registration – in McAfee Hall (MH)
10:00-10:45 – Orientation (MH)
10:45-12:00 – Tune Class 1
12:15-1:15 – Elective 1
1:15-2:15 – LUNCH (MH)
2:15-3:30 – Tune Class 2
3:45-5:00 – Tune Class 3
BEACH TIME!
DINNER
HOTEL JAMMING

Tuesday, July 4: 10:00am - 4:50pm
BREAKFAST
10:00-11:15 – Tune Class 4
11:30-12:45 – Tune Class 5
12:45-1:45 – LUNCH (MH)
1:45-2:45 – Elective 2
3:00-3:50 – REVIEW Tune Class 1
4:00-4:50 – REVIEW Tune Class 2
BEACH TIME!
DINNER
9:00pm Fireworks on the beach!
HOTEL JAMMING

Wednesday, July 5: 10:00am - 3:30pm + Faculty Concert
BREAKFAST
10:00-10:50 – REVIEW Tune Class 3
11:00-11:50 – REVIEW Tune Class 4
12:00-12:50 – REVIEW Tune Class 5
1:00-2:00 – LUNCH (MH)
2:00-2:30 – Community Meeting (band creation) (MH)
2:30-3:30 – FIRST Band Rehearsal/Coaching
BEACH TIME!
7:30 pm – Faculty Concert (Vero Beach International Music Festival) (MH)
HOTEL JAMMING

Thursday, July 6: 10:00am - 5:00pm
BREAKFAST
10:00-11:00 - Elective 3
11:15-12:30 – Band Rehearsal/Coaching
12:30-1:30 – LUNCH (MH)
1:30-2:30 – Elective 4
2:45-3:45 – Masterclass for Yellow,Orange,Blue,Green / Rehearsal for Indigo,Red,Brass,Chess
4:00-5:00 – Masterclass for Indigo,Red,Brass,Chess / Rehearsal for Yellow,Orange,Blue,Green
BEACH TIME!
DINNER
HOTEL JAMMING

Friday, July 7: 10:00am - 5:00pm
BREAKFAST
10:00-11:00 – Elective 5
11:15-12:30 – Band Rehearsal/Coaching
12:30-1:30 – LUNCH (in MH)
1:30-2:30 – Elective 6
2:45-3:45 – Masterclass for Yellow,Orange,Blue,Green / Rehearsal for Indigo,Red,Brass,Chess
4:00-5:00 – Masterclass for Indigo,Red,Brass,Chess / Rehearsal for Yellow,Orange,Blue,Green
BEACH TIME!
DINNER
HOTEL JAMMING

Saturday, July 8: 10:00am - 3:00pm + Student Concert
BREAKFAST
10:00-10:15 – Community Meeting (MH)
10:15-11:15 – Elective 7
11:30-12:45 – Band Rehearsal/Coaching
12:45-1:45 – LUNCH (MH)
1:45-2:30 – FINAL Band Runthrus
3:00 – Student Concert (and Barn Dance) (MH)
BEACH TIME!
DINNER
HOTEL JAMMING

Sunday, July 9
Depart Vero Beach

Events at Camp

TUNE Class – These are assigned Group classes divided by ability level. Students will learn traditional and contemporary tunes by ear from multiple faculty members in multiple styles. Accompaniment techniques, chords, and stylistic conventions will also be explored.

ELECTIVE Class – The faculty will present topic-specific classes, and students can choose which to attend.

Band Rehearsal/Coaching – Students work collaboratively on arranging a tune they learned in TUNE Class, and are encouraged to explore their own creative interests in the process. The faculty will rotate amongst the groups as coaches.

Masterclass – Small groups get to perform their arrangement for the camp before the final concert, and faculty will provide positive and constructive comments for their performance.

Faculty Concert – Teachers muster up the nerve to perform!

Student Concert – Each student ensemble will perform their arrangement of a traditional tune they learned in TUNE Class.

Beach Time – The hotel's back door opens up to a beautiful beach where most of the campers and faculty hang out after classes.

Hotel Jamming – Jamming is as Jamming does.

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