As we get closer and closer to our Saturday Symphonic Band Camp I just wanted to remind you about the date, the activities, and the opportunity to help volunteer for this awesome event.
Last year we started a new tradition here at CJHS by holding our first ever Symphonic Band Camp. This camp is designed to give your child some one on one training with someone that plays their specific instrument and a chance to work with a master conductor / educator on stage.
This year we welcome Dr. Andrew Poor. Dr. Poor holds the Doctor of Music Education degree as well as the Master of Music degree in Trumpet Performance from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, Cincinnati, Ohio, and he previously received the Bachelor of Music Education degree (High Honors) from the University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida. Furthermore, Dr. Poor is a National Board Certified Teacher in the area of Early Adolescence to Young Adulthood-Music/Band as recognized by the National Board of Professional Teaching Standards. Likewise, he has been recognized in six editions of Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers as well as the 2002 and 2003 Who’s Who in America. He has been a music educator of over 25 years at all levels, and is currently the band director at South Forsyth Middle School.
In addition to great instruction the students will be fed lunch, and have some fun time to hang with their friends between rehearsals. They will also put on a concert at the end of the camp to show how much they accomplished in one day.
Please double check your calendar’s and make sure your child can attend both the morning and afternoon session that day. We only have one chance to have this awesome opportunity to have so many great educators in one place.
We will need around 6 – 8 parents to help serve lunch, and I would also like to put a list of people who would be willing to help pick students up and take them home just in case we have some students who need a ride. Please email me if you can do any or all of these things.