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Weston Performing Arts Summer Programs

For Registration: www.westonyouthservices.org 

Music and Theatre Arts Classes and Camps 

TEEN MUSIC WORKSHOPS 

For students entering grades 9 - 12 

Gig Music for Strings                                                                                                            Director: Meghan Smart 

For children entering grades 9 - 12                                                                                                         Maximum Enrollment: 20 

This workshop will provide advanced string students with bi-weekly opportunities to learn a variety of contemporary string literature including pop, rock and fiddle music. Students are encouraged to join this workshop if they are interested in small ensemble work that could be used for gigs and other performances. Students must be currently enrolled in a school strings program and must provide their own instrument. 

Anticipated workshop dates are Tuesday and Thursday afternoons in July 

July 6, 8, 13, 15, 20, 22, 27, 29                                                                                       3:00 p.m. - 5:00 pm, WHS Orchestra Room 

                                                                                                                                                                                    Tuition: $250.00 


 

Jazz Improvisation                                                                                                                   Director: Steve Fasoli 

For children entering grades 9 - 12                                                                                                              Maximum Enrollment: 20 

This workshop will provide any music student (wind, strings, vocal or rhythm section) who is interested in Jazz music the opportunity to learn how to solo in jazz and contemporary music. Students are encouraged to join this workshop if they have a minimum of two years on their instrument. Students must provide their own instrument (except for piano and drum set). 

Anticipated workshop dates are Tuesday and Thursday afternoons in July 

July 6, 8, 13, 15, 20, 22, 27, 29                                                                                              1:00 p.m. - 3:00 pm, WHS Band Room 

                                                                                                                                                                                         Tuition: $250.00

YOUTH MUSIC CAMPS 

For students entering grades 4 - 8 

 

Junior Band Camp                                                                                                                                                 Director: Jeff Holmes

For children entering grades 6, 7 and 8                                                                                                       Maximum Enrollment: 20 

This half day band camp will provide intermediate band students with an opportunity to create music together and prepare for a showcase concert at the end of the week. In addition to a full band rehearsal with their peers, campers will work with the director in small groups to enhance instrumental performance skills. Students must be currently enrolled in a school band program and must provide their own instrument. Students entering sixth grade will be placed in the appropriate level by instructors. 

Anticipated camp dates. Final dates will be determined by the school calendar. 

June 21 - June 25, 2021                                                                                                    9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., WMS Band Room 

                                                                                                                                                                                           Tuition: $275.00

 

Beginning Band Camp                                                                                                                                  Director: Josh Meade 

For children entering grades 5 and 6                                                                                                      Maximum Enrollment: 20 

This half day band camp will provide beginning band students with an opportunity to create music together and prepare for a showcase concert at the end of the week. In addition to a full band rehearsal with their peers, campers will work with the director in small groups to begin or advance their basic instrumental techniques. Students enrolling in the school band program for the upcoming year will receive their instrument assignment in June and must provide their own instrument. Students currently enrolled in a school band program must provide their own instrument. ** Students entering sixth grade will be placed in the appropriate level by instructors. 

Anticipated camp dates. Final dates will be determined by the school calendar. 

June 21 - June 25, 2021                                                                                                   9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., WMS Chorus Room 

                                                                                                                                                                                         Tuition: $275.00 

 

Junior Orchestra Camp                                                                                                                       Director: Meghan Smart 

For children entering grades 5 - 9                                                                                                                 Maximum Enrollment: 25 

This half day orchestra camp will provide intermediate strings students with an opportunity to create music together and prepare for a showcase concert at the end of the week. In addition to a full orchestra rehearsal with their peers, campers will work with the director in small groups to enhance instrumental performance skills. Students must be currently enrolled in a school strings program and must provide their own instrument. 

Anticipated camp dates. Final dates will be determined by the school calendar. 

June 21 - June 25, 2021                                                                                             9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., WMS Orchestra Room 

                                                                                                                                                                                   Tuition: $275.00 


 

Digital Music Lab                                                                                                                                               Instructor: Steve Fasoli 

For children entering grades 4 through 8                                                                                                    Maximum Enrollment: 20 

This half day digital music camp is for all students who are interested in creating digital music. Using our digital music lab, children will engage in activities using a variety of digital music software. No previous piano experience is necessary. 

Anticipated camp dates. Final dates will be determined by the school calendar. 

June 21 – June 25, 2021                                                                                                     9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., WMS Music Lab 

                                                                                                                                                                                          Tuition: $275.00

 

Music Camp Counselor in Training (CIT) 

For children entering grades 9 through 12 

This program is part of our half day music camps and is for older children interested in helping the instructors and counselors with daily camp activities including tuning, music copying, warm ups, games, etc… 

Anticipated camp dates. Final dates will be determined by the school calendar. 

June 21 – June 25, 2021                                                                                                   9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., WMS Music Wing 

                                                                                                                                                                                           Tuition: $150.00

 

YOUTH THEATRE CAMP 

Youth Theatre Camp                                                                                                                       Director: Liz Morris 

For children entering grades 4 through 9                                                                                                 Vocal Director: Lisa Morelli

                                                                                                                                                                           Maximum Enrollment: 25 

 

Calling all actors, singers, dancers and stage crew!!! This full day musical theater camp gives students the opportunity to participate in all aspects of a full-scale ensemble production including professional sound, lighting, costumes, and sets, concluding with a fully staged production at Weston Intermediate School. This program is for young performers who are interested in musical theater and children interested in the technical aspects of theater. This program provides children with a knowledge and appreciation of the theatrical process. Preparation for a production is a team effort and will be a fun experience for all! Auditions take place the first two days of camp. 

Campers will spend time throughout the day outside playing theatre games, on the playground, eating snack and eating lunch. Please apply sunscreen and bug spray prior to arrival at camp. 

June 21 – July 9, 2021 (3 weeks) No Camp on July 5th                                                                                            9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. WIS Cafetorium 

Performance: Friday, July 9, 2021, 2:00 p.m. (this may be a video performance with no audience) 

                                                                                                                                                                                              Tuition: $900.00 

Youth Theatre Camp Counselor in Training (CIT) 

For children entering grades 9 through 12 

This program is part of our full day theatre camp and is for older children interested in assisting the instructors and counselors with daily camp activities including lights and sound, set design, warm ups, games, etc. 

 

June 21 – July 9, 2021 (3 weeks) No Camp on July 5th                                                                                           9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. WIS Cafetorium

                                                                                                                                                      Tuition: $ 475.00

 

Frequently Asked Questions and Other Information 

ALL PROGRAMS: 

Day camps will spend time outdoors daily. 

All participants must wear face coverings for the duration of the program. (Mask breaks will be scheduled.) 

Social distancing and all CDC guidelines will be followed. 

Snacks and meals will be outdoors when the weather permits. 

Sunscreen and bug spray are suggested for the day camps and should be applied PRIOR to camp. All programs will follow the Weston Public Schools COVID protocols and guidelines. 

WHAT TO BRING EVERYDAY: 

Please send your student in with 2 extra face masks per day. 

Each child needs to bring water, 2 healthy snacks and lunch labeled with his/her name. Due to the overwhelming amount of peanut allergies, we ask that you do not pack nut products. Theatre Camp Only: Comfortable shoes (sneakers or dance shoes) no flip flops and 1/2 inch 3 ring binder and a pencil. 

MUSIC PROGRAMS: 

DOES MY CHILD NEED AN INSTRUMENT? 

Yes. Instruments can be rented from any local music store or through one of the dealers that currently works with the district. Many dealers offer a one month trial rental period. You should make sure to have your instrument rented by June 1stso that you are ready for camp!! Please contact your band or orchestra director for rental information or questions about rentals. 

THEATRE PROGRAM: 

WHAT IS THE FOCUS OF THE 3-WEEK MUSICAL THEATRE PERFORMANCE PROGRAM? Our program provides an opportunity for young performers to participate in a musical and develop an appreciation for the theatrical process. Preparation for an ensemble production is a team effort and therefore we stress that no one actor is more important than another. Students not given lead roles will participate fully in all of our ensemble production numbers. 

DOES EVERYONE GET A SPEAKING ROLE AND/OR SOLO IN THE SHOW? As we are producing a full-scale musical production, all students may not have the opportunity to have individual speaking roles, and/or a solo; however, we highlight each and every performer in our productions. All students will be expected to be engaged in the entire rehearsal process, and will be performing in all of the musical ensemble numbers. 

* Auditions take place during the first 2 days of camp * 

CAN MY CHILD MISS A WEEK OF THE 3 WEEK PROGRAM? 

Tuition cannot be prorated for students unable to attend 3 weeks. In addition, students are required to attend the entire 3rd week, as it is TECH week and attendance is mandatory. If a child cannot attend all 3 weeks, he/she cannot be considered for a leading role.

 

CAN MY CHILD PARTICIPATE IF THEY ARE INTERESTED IN WORKING ON TECHNICAL ELEMENTS OF THEATRE? 

Yes. Our program will include a tech strand where students will work on costuming, scenery, stage crew, lights and sound. We will need to limit the number of participants on this track. This will be based on the number of actors in the production. 

REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT INFORMATION FOR ALL PROGRAMS 

Please register at www.westonyouthservices.org. 

You must complete the required HEALTH FORM, prior to any of our programs. 

WHEN IS PAYMENT DUE? 

Teen Music and Youth Music full payments $250.00/$275.00 is due at time of registration. Refunds will be given, less a $25.00 processing fee, with withdrawal from the program prior to May 15th. 

Youth Theatre Camp 3-week Musical Theatre program $900.00 total. A $450.00 deposit per student is due upon registration. The remainder of the balance is due on or before May 15th. Refunds will be given, less a $25.00 processing fee, with withdrawal from the program prior to May 15th. If we do not receive full payment by May 15th, you will lose your deposit and your child’s spot will be given to the next person on our waiting list

Counselor in Training (CIT) programs are due in full at time of registration. 

Refunds will be given, less a $25.00 processing fee, with withdrawal from any program before May 15th

WHAT IF MY CHILD DOESN’T WANT TO OR CAN’T COMPLETE THE PROGRAM? This is a non-refundable program and students will not be permitted to attend the first day of camp without payment in full. We can’t refund any portion of the program cost once the program has started. 

Please note: A musical theatre production is a team effort, students will sign a behavior agreement on the first day of the session. We reserve the right to remove anyone from the program for misconduct and any tuition or tickets purchased will not be refunded. 

For further information and questions, please contact: 

Liz Morris 

Summer Performing Arts Coordinator 

elizabethmorris@westonps.org 

(203) 221-6500