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April 10, 2018 > Music camp inspires young musicians

Music camp inspires young musicians

Submitted By Marvin Bowerman

Hayward-La Honda Music Camp is celebrating its 57th anniversary in 2018 and administrators are looking forward to welcoming students in grades 6-12 to a challenging and fun experience devoted to developing fine musicianship. The camp's mission is to inspire young people to achieve their best musically, to enjoy a great social/recreational experience and to 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, Music Recording and Electronic Music.

Participants will have an opportunity to study under music directors from the most successful colleges, universities and schools in California. The residential camp runs from July 21 Ð 28 and is in La Honda at the San Francisco YMCA camp Jones Gulch.

Recreational activities will include arts and crafts, swimming, equestrianism, canoeing, softball, archery, a climbing tower, dances, a zip line and hiking. There is a sibling discount ($25) and Honor Band or Honor Orchestra Discount ($65). Scholarships are available for families with financial need.

For more information, videos, and registration details, go to www.lahondamusiccamp.org, email lahondamusiccamp@gmail.com or call (510) 537-4871. The camp is a nonprofit organization and donations can be made to the Memorial Scholarship Fund that helps low income families send their children to camp.

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