MPS SUMMER MUSIC CAMP

"While I was at the summer camp I met a lot of fun people that I will never forget. I had a bunch of friends by the end of camp. I, at camp, learned how to do vibrato, staccato, legato, and so much more! I have learned that music is a gift; and one I want to share with the world. I think that that program has helped a lot of kids and WILL help a lot more! Thank you so much for giving me that opportunity of a lifetime. I will never forget it."

-Field Elementary music student

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2021 Summer Music Camp Info

The MPS Summer Music Camp is free of charge and open to any MPS students who have completed the 3rd grade through students who have completed the 8th grade.  There are class size restrictions, so register early!

Camp Dates:  June 1-18, 2021 (Mon thru Fri)

Camp Times:  Classes are scheduled on the hour between 8 am and noon

Camp Location:  Shepherd Junior High School, 1407 N. Alta Mesa Dr.

Parents/guardians are responsible for transportation to and from camp.

Classes will be offered in band, orchestra, choir, ukulele, music composition, and guitar.  Students are grouped by ability level based on the number of years experience they have.

If a school-owned band/orchestra instrument is needed, students will need to check out a school instrument from their current band/orchestra teacher PRIOR to leaving school in May.  Students who are not currently in band/orchestra must supply their own instrument.

Guitars and ukuleles are provided, or students may bring their own, provided it is an acoustic instrument, not electric.

Questions?

Contact Heather Maahs, department secretary, at (480) 308-7351 or hamaahs@mpsaz.org.

2021 Summer Music Camp Registration is now closed

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2021 CLASS SCHEDULE

Students may choose up to four classes, one during each block of time.

8:00 - 8:55 a.m. CLASSES

  • Advanced band (3+ years of experience)
  • Advanced orchestra (3+ years of experience)
  • 3rd thru 5th grade choir (no experience necessary)
  • 3rd thru 5th grade beginning ukulele (no experience necessary)
  • 3rd thru 5th grade beginning guitar (no experience necessary)
9:00 - 9:55 a.m. CLASSES
  • Intermediate band (2 years of experience)
  • Intermediate orchestra (2 years of experience)
  • 3rd thru 5th grade music composition (no experience necessary)
  • 6th thru 8th grade beginning ukulele (no experience necessary)
  • 6th thru 8th grade beginning guitar (no experience necessary)
10:00 - 10:55 a.m. CLASSES
  • Foundations band (1 year of experience)
  • Foundations orchestra (1 year of experience)
  • 3rd thru 5th grade beginning ukulele (no experience necessary)
  • 3rd thru 5th grade beginning guitar (no experience necessary)
  • 6th thru 8th grade music composition (no experience necessary)
11:00 - 11:55 a.m CLASSES
  • Introduction to band (no experience necessary, must bring own instrument)
  • Introduction to orchestra (no experience necessary, must bring own instrument)
  • 6th thru 8th grade choir (no experience necessary)
  • 6th thru 8th grade beginning ukulele (no experience necessary)
  • 6th thru 8th grade beginning guitar (no experience necessary)

2021 Summer Music Camp Teachers

 

  • Jesse Schattin, Coordinator - from Poston JHS
  • Brandon Burr, Band - from Whittier ES
  • Melissa Mariani-Campbell, Orchestra - from Pomeroy/Robson ES
  • Selena Ryan, Choir and Music Composition - from Macarthur ES
  • Kassandra Kost, Ukulele - from Franklin Alma ES
  • D'Net Layton, Guitar - from Eagleridge