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April 5, 2011 > Music camp

Music camp

Submitted By Marvin Bowerman

Hayward La Honda Music Camp celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2011 and looks forward to welcoming students in grades 6-12 to a challenging and fun experience devoted to developing fine musicianship.

Camp highlights include Band (concert band and wind ensemble), Full Orchestra and String Orchestra, Ensembles (all combinations), Jazz Bands (five levels), Jazz Improvisation (three levels), Jazz Piano, Jazz Arrangement, Music Theory (three levels), Vocal Music (all-camp chorus, jazz choir), Master Classes (all instruments), Conducting, Composition and Latin Jazz.

Participants will have the opportunity of studying under music directors from the most successful colleges, universities and schools in the Bay Area. The residential camp runs from July 23 to July 30, 2011.

"Hayward La Honda Music Camp changed my life. I first attended two years after I started playing the oboe and it was the first opportunity I had for one-on-one oboe lessons. I learned to make reeds at this camp. These opportunities helped me enter college as a music major. This camp offers many different opportunities for the young musician. Hayward La Honda was the first chance I had to sing in a choir, take a jazz improvisation class and play in an orchestra. Every ambition I had was encouraged. Being in an atmosphere where I was surrounded by people with like interests and passions made my teen years such an enjoyable time," reflects a former participant.

Recreational activities will include arts and crafts, swimming, equestrianism, canoeing, softball, archery, climbing tower, dances and hiking.

Enrolment options: early online tuition paid in full by May 1 ($685); regular online tuition paid in full after May 1 ($720); all paper applications due by May 1 ($720); sibling discount ($25) and Honor Band or Honor Orchestra Discount ($65).

For more information or to fund camp scholarships, call (510) 537-4871, email or visit

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