Summer Music Camps!

Here are just a few of the local offerings for summer music camps! I can not speak personally for each of them, but they are all organized by reputable, high quality establishments. All Cascade music students are eligible for a $100 scholarship towards a summer camp. Please let me know if you have any questions.

Band:

1) Northwest Band Camps: This awesome camp is on the coast, at Twin Rocks (just north of Tillamook). It’s an action-packed week of ensemble rehearsal, sectional time with instrument specialists, recreation, and more. Students also have the opportunity to try choir or jazz. I’m also biased, because I’ll be directing a band during the second week of camp 🙂 The price tag is high, but I believe it to be worth it. Details can be found at: http://nwbandcamps.com/ Please note that they have a payment plan option, and remember that all CMS students who register for a summer camp can have a $100 scholarship from the CMS music program.

2) Mid-Valley Band Camp: I have not personally been involved with this camp, but I know several who are involved, and they are top quality music educators. This camp is much more affordable, however, lodging is not provided; if you have a place for your student to stay in Albany or a way to transport, this sounds like an excellent experience. Details can be found at: www.nmla.net/mvbc.html Please remember that all CMS students who register for a summer camp can have a $100 scholarship from the CMS music program.

3) University of Oregon Summer Camps: There are multiple camps at the UO School of Music, that include an option to stay in the dorms. These are camps for concert band, jazz, and marching/leadership. These camps are for high school students, so only those currently in 8th grade would be eligible. Information can be found here: http://musiccamps.uoregon.edu/ Please note that they have scholarship options, and remember that all CMS students who register for a summer camp can have a $100 scholarship from the CMS music program.

Choir:

1) Oregon Children’s Choir Summer Camps:
There are multiple camps offered by this wonderful,
local organization; I would draw your attention to the HS/MS Vocal Camp, which is probably the most applicable. Information is here:
now.html. Please remember that all CMS students who register for a summer camp can have a $100 scholarship from the CMS music program.
2) Oregon State Choir Camp:
This camp is for students 14-19, so would mostly apply to our current 8th graders. OSU (for all it’s not the ducks…) has an excellent choral music program, and this camps sounds most excellent. Information is here: http://liberalarts.oregonstate.edu/school-arts-and-communication/sac-academy/summer-programs/precollege-programs/choir-camp.
Please remember that all CMS students who register for a summer camp can have a $100 scholarship from the CMS music program.

Vox Novus to Eugene Emerald’s baseball game!

Vox Novus has been invited back to perform for the Opening Day of Eugene’s Emerald’s Baseball! The game is at PK Park on Thursday, June 15th and starts at 7:05 pm. We will sing the Star Spangled Banner as well as O, Canada, as the opening series this year is versus Vancouver. The ensemble is very excited to represent Cascade, and to have this wonderful performing opportunity. Vox Novus students have received the ticket form below which is due by Friday, May 19th. Other music students are welcome to come as well; they may order group tickets with us or order their own from the Eugene Emerald’s website.

VN Ems game tickets