2012 summer music education program information letter
Everything you need to know about the two week program
All students eat breakfast and lunch free at the summer music program. The food service opens at 7:45 in the morning,
if the student is at the high school before 8:05 in the morning he/she can receive free breakfast.
For lunch all students will go to the high school cafeteria, if a student chooses to bring a brown bag lunch that is OK.
The program day starts at 8:15 a.m. and ends at 4 p.m. There are end of day presentations by the staff so students may be out a few minutes late after performances.
Feel free to come in and listen to the presentations. Any student coming in the afternoon after summer school, please inform the instructors at auditions.
There is a minimum of 6 staff in the dorms over night including counselors, and registered nurse.
Glenda Christianson is an RN and is the Assistant Program Director in charge of the on campus crew.
Glenda will be staying on campus during the program along with our five counselors. There will be contact numbers for you at the end of this letter.
Please read the next section carefully:
On campus students In 2013 we will be using the University of Minnesota Duluth dorms.
Move in for the summer program will change for 2013.
On campus students check in at the dorms starting at noon on July 7th and 14th.
The cost for housing is $100 per week and will be paid to the N.Y.M.P. There will only be room for 24 students on campus per week.
Please remember a fan! The dorm gets very warm.
When does my child sign out of the dorm?
This is also going to be changing for 2013.
Students who have not been able to put their belongings in their
family car will have their belongings brought to the concert location prior to the concert.
Key return On campus students need to return keys to camp staff only when clearing the campus.
Lost keys have a charge of $50 for each lost key. We do mail the bill to you! Thanks for your help.
Dorm rooms must be cleaned out of garbage and vacuumed. Linen is left on the floor right outside the dorm room.
Because the staff needs a day off students may not stay over the weekend.
General registration and auditions for all students
Registration will be held at Superior Senior High school Performing Arts Center from 5 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. for both weeks.
The Performing Arts Center is on 26th and Catlin Ave. go to the end of Catlin turn left and make another left into the parking lot and your there.
All fees must be paid at this time to the N.Y.M.P. All fees can be paid in one check to the N.Y.M.P.
On campus students include $140 for on campus fee and housing
The on campus fee covers the cost of the counseling staff, activities, and suppers which will be provided by the N.Y.M.P.
The on campus fee can be paid at registration by check or money order made out to N.Y.M.P. or you can pay this fee on line.
The concert band and jazz band auditions will be held at registration. Auditions are not supposed to be scary but I still remember my first couple of
auditions thinking that I would never survive. The auditions are only to determine where all students are in their playing ability.
For younger students bring a piece of music that you like playing and try to learn your concert Bb scale.
Auditions consist of
1. Prepared piece of music
2. As many scales as you can play
3. Sight reading
After auditions are done the instructors place students in ensembles and pick music they will start with first thing Monday morning.
Students coming in on Monday morning will see their name on a list at the desk.
All students must have the health history form and permission form filled out and signed by a parent or legal
guardian to participate in the summer program. The forms are on the web site @ www.nymp.net on the form page or they will also be available at registration.
Glenda requests that immunization history accompany the health history form.
Does my child need a physical to come to camp?
No. If your child has not had the normal childhood immunizations for school or recent physical we would advise you to have the student seen prior to attending the program.
Our main concern is to have the health history form available in case of emergency which includes current medications your child is taking and any known allergies.
Students who will be taking medications while at the program will bring their medication in a properly labeled bottle and need to have the
permission form signed to indicate if the student is to self administer or if the nurse is to administer medication.
Please only send the amount of medication needed for the studentís time at camp in their bottles. The medication will be given to Glenda at registration.
What does my child need for their instrument ?
Woodwind students should have three (3) new reeds with them in case a reed is broken.
Brass students should bring valve oil and slide grease along with straight and cup mutes.
Bass and Guitar are encouraged to bring cables and practice amplifiers.
Percussionists are encouraged to bring a stick bag clearly marked with their name. Jazz drummers should bring a lighter pair of sticks (5a or 7a) and brushes.
Instruments should be in good working order.
All musical items should be clearly marked with your name and maybe contact number.
What type of clothes should my child bring to camp?
ON campus students should bring shorts, tee shirts, and swim trunks or suit and some warmer clothing just in case.
Please remember to dress comfortable but not provocative or revealing.
We like our students to take pride in their appearance, letting their music show who they are. Letís have a great summer.
Concert band concert dress please have black slacks and white button shirt, nothing skin tight, or midriff shirts.
Jazz camp concert dress, students should have black slacks and black shirt.
We will sell the N.Y.M.P. black tee shirts and we will let the students wear the tee shirts to the jazz concert. All clothing must be in good condition without rips or holes.
Tee shirt cost will remain $15.00 each and be available at registration. Tee shirt sale is a part of our fundraising for the program.
We try to have all students wear dark shoes but it never seems to happen. Please no sneakers with holes or in ill repair at the concert.
(I have added a full description of concert attire because of issues which have come up over the years)
***Students dressed inappropriately will be sent back to the dorm to change. If there is a repeated issue the parents will be notified.
If you have a question please call Bob 715-364-2234 or 218-340-0512 cell
All students are invited to take part in the evening activities starting at 6 p.m. Activities are mandatory for the on campus students. A list of the activities will be at registration on the table though many times we may change up activities because of weather or opportunity. Wednesday night cook out at Pattison Park State Park. The cook out starts 5 p.m. and there is a bus available for students to go to the park. A signup sheet is available Monday and Tuesday and Wednesday morning for the students to sign up. The cook out is the high light activity of the program for the past 8 years. We have swimming, volleyball, great food and when that is done we hold a jam session in the huge pavilion. All families are invited to come take part and hear great music. Parents are invited to jam with us, bring your instrument and try your hand at reading out of the fake books, meet the instructors.
Thursday small ensemble concerts are held in the afternoon starting at about 2:00 p.m. The Friday night concert is a celebration of all the music that the students learned over the week in full ensemble. The concert starts at 7 p.m. and lasts about 1 Ĺ hours. Concerts are free and open to the public. Concerts are free with good will donation accepted at the door. We apologize but the auditoriums are not air conditioned but the PAC is much cooler than other auditoriums we have used in the past. We will have recordings of the concert available to purchase in CD and DVD format.
Please remember to turn off cell phones and pagers. Remember, recording is live and any coughing, sneezing fits or crying children will also be recorded.
Each student will receive an ID and lanyard. The student will be required to wear the ID during the day and at all camp activities.
Tee shirts $15, Sweat shirts $25, Hooded sweat shirts $30,
We use this sale as a fundraising event.
Feel free to call or email us with questions
Numbers to use to contact the program while we are on campus
BOB GREENBERG firstname.lastname@example.org 218-340-0512RANDY LEE Educator Coordinator 218-349-2609 email@example.com
Brad Bombardier Educator Coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org
We very much appreciate when students help us keep the camp running smoothly so everyone can have fun. I would also like to thank Marv Ronning, Joe Kasparek, and Jeanne Hopkins at the high school and the Superior School District for making the program possible at the Superior Senior High School. Remember to treat others at the camp as you would like to be treated and we will have a great time.
Thank You and I look forward to seeing all of you at camp.
Bob Greenberg Program Director
If you have further questions please feel free to call me any time or
e mail me @ email@example.com or 715-364-2234 office or 218-340-0512 cell