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Band Clinics

Band Clinics

One week session
June 24-28
9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. (Monday–Thursday), 9:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. (Friday)
Rising 4th through rising 12th graders
$500 per session

What to Bring: Instrument, pencils, snacks, lunch with a drink, water bottle, sunscreen (labeled with name).

PREREQUSITE: Completion of at least one full calendar year of band or private instruction. Students must also be proficient in sight-reading.

For 36 years, Landon Summer’s Band Clinics have enriched the musical experience of young musicians from elementary grades through high school. This camp is designed for serious music students who are experienced with their instrument and fluent in sight-reading. Each wind instrumentalist or percussionist has the opportunity to participate in concert band in the morning and jazz band in the afternoon. Proper playing position, pitch and rhythm precision, tone development, musical technique and interpretation are emphasized. In addition, students learn music theory and improvisation. The week culminates with a spectacular Friday concert for family and friends to attend showcasing the group’s talent.

Daily Schedule:

9:00–9:15 a.m. Arrival, set-up
9:15–10:30 a.m. Group instruction (traditional concert band)
10:30–11:00 a.m. Break
11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Group instruction (traditional concert band)
12:00–1:00 p.m. Lunch/free time
1:00–2:00 p.m. Group instruction (jazz and pop music)
2:00–2:15 p.m. Break
2:15–3:00 p.m. Group instruction (jazz and pop music)

Also check out Jazz Boot Camp and Cello Camp!

Meet our Staff:

Joseph Cunliffe

Joseph is a woodwind specialist, composer, distinguished recording artist, and music educator who has played in venues ranging from the Kennedy Center to an amphitheater at a remote Mayan archeological site. He is currently a private teacher and the woodwinds instructor at Landon School and has served as director of the instrumental music programs at the National Cathedral School, Saint Albans and Concordia Lutheran School in the Washington, D.C., area. Together with his music partner Giorgia Cavallaro, he is also co-founder of the world music duo, Flutar, which has performed original music as well as their own arrangements of traditional Latin, Celtic and classical music to international acclaim.

Fun fact: Joseph has performed for numerous U.S. and foreign presidents, as well as Vice President Al Gore and Oprah Winfrey.


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