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April 23, 2013 > Hayward La Honda Music Camp

Hayward La Honda Music Camp

Submitted By Marvin Bowerman

Hayward La Honda Music Camp celebrates its 52nd anniversary in 2013 and looks forward to welcoming students in grades 6-12 to a challenging and fun experience devoted to developing fine musicianship. The camp mission is to inspire young people to achieve their best musically, to enjoy a great social/recreational experience and take home memories that will last a lifetime.

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

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 20 to July 27, 2013 and is located in La Honda at the San Francisco YMCA camp Jones Gulch.

"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, zip line and hiking.

Enrollment: registration before May 1 is ($695); sibling discount ($25) and Honor Band or Honor Orchestra Discount ($65). Some Scholarships available for families with financial need. The camp is a non-profit organization and donations can be made to the Memorial Scholarship Fund that helps low income families send their children to camp.

For more information, videos, and registration, visit, email or call (510) 537-4871.

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