Band Clinics

Two one-week sessions
June 15–19, June 22–26 CANCELED
9:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m. (Monday–Thursday), 9:30 a.m.–12 p.m. (Friday)
Boys and girls, rising 4th through rising 12th graders

What to bring: Instrument, pencils, snacks, and lunch with drink
Arrival/dismissal zone: Blue

Prerequisite: 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 at 11 a.m. showcasing the group’s talent.

Daily schedule:

9:30–9:45 a.m.

Arrival, set-up

9:45–11 a.m.       

Group instruction (traditional concert band)

11–11:30 a.m.       


11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.  

Group instruction (traditional concert band)

12:30–1:30 p.m.    

Lunch/free time

1:30–2:30 p.m.      

Group instruction (jazz and pop music)

2:30–2:45 p.m.      


2:45–3:30 p.m.      

Group instruction (jazz and pop music)

Also check out Jazz Boot Camp!

Teacher bios:

Earl Jackson is the Performing Arts Department chair at Landon School and has been the music program director at Landon Summer since 1991. Previously, Mr. Jackson was the director of jazz at Indiana University’s Columbus campus and James Madison High School in Vienna, Virginia. Each summer, he acts as the assistant conductor of the Beijing Wind Orchestra and conducts the Beijing Wind Jazz Orchestra. A native of Indiana, Mr. Jackson holds a bachelor’s degree in music education from Indiana University-Bloomington and has done post-graduate studies at Howard University in Washington, D.C.

Fun fact: Mr. Jackson is the only music teacher to have won the Council of Private Education Teacher of the Millennium award.

Joseph Cunliffe co-founded the Landon Summer music camps. 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.

Lenny Robinson has been at Landon since 2001 when he was brought on as a member of the Adjunct faculty. He is now the Assistant Director of Bands working across all three school divisions. A graduate of Morgan State University, he has traveled the world performing with recording artists such as Ahmad Jamal, Marlena Shaw, Lou Donaldson and Stanley Turrentine. He has two CDs under his name and has produced many others through his production company Intrinsic Value Productions.

Fun fact: Lenny is a member of the house band at the Washington National Cathedral.

Playing the flute!


Landon Summer at Landon School inspires boys and girls to build their confidence and explore their passions in a vibrant, nurturing camp environment that emphasizes community, discovery, independence, and fun.
6101 Wilson Lane  /  
Bethesda, MD 20817
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Established in 1935, Landon Summer at Landon School offers traditional day camps and specialized programs for boys and girls, ages 3 1/2 - 17.


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