This week is all about the kids reviving and refreshing their interactions with their instrument to get back into shape before school starts up again. In case they didn't get in enough practice hours during the quarantine and the summer, they can jump start their fall semester with a week of invigorating and challenging instruction from Tierra Linda's award-winning band director, Joe Murphy. Each day begins with morning warm-ups, sectionals and small group instruction. Individual practice time is also scheduled to ensure each can focus on their specific needs and skill level. Afternoons consist of a percussion ensemble where the kids can discover and play different percussion instruments as well as a chance to try a new band or orchestra instrument! Then at the end of the week, the whole band class and any small ensembles who feel they're ready will perform in a concert on Friday for parents/guardians! Classes will take place mostly outside with proper distancing. As an elective lunchtime activity, we dabble in Apple`s music studio software, GarageBand, where they learn some fundamentals on how to record and produce their own music. The camp is open to participants going into 5th through 9th grade. Each participant requires at least 1 year of experience playing on their instrument. Levels of players will vary, so parts will be altered to fit the needs and skills of each player in the camp. Snacks will be provided. Lunch is NOT provided.