McNeese State University Bands
will be hosting both a middle school band academy and a high school band
academy this summer. The high school band academy will be held June 17-21,
while the middle school band academy will be held June 24-28.
is the first time a summer middle school band academy will be offered,
according to Jay Jacobs, director of bands at McNeese.
"The middle school program will provide an
intense and exciting four days of education and preparation for student
musicians as they continue with their school band programs in the fall,” says
Jacobs. "Our goal is to expose students to great music and let them see what
McNeese has to offer.”
school academy is designed for students entering grades 7-8 and provides
opportunities for students to participate in instrument-specific master
classes, chamber ensembles, concert or jazz bands and a variety of music elective
sessions including conducting, leadership, introduction to marching band, color
guard and steel drums.
Cost for middle
school residents is $320 and cost for a middle school commuters is $220.
The high school academy
is for students entering grades 9-12 and will prepare students in the areas of
instrumental music, drum major and color guard for the numerous marching
competitions, concert and jazz bands in the fall.
Cost for high
school residents is $350 and cost for commuters is $225.
Both programs are
staffed by local and national clinicians, McNeese faculty, area band directors
and student leadership of McNeese bands.
1 is the deadline for both registration and payment.
more information, contact Dr. Jay Jacobs at 337-475-5004 or visit www.mcneesebands.com.
accommodations as provided by the Americans with Disabilities Act should contact
the ADA Coordinator at 337-475-5428, voice; 337-475-5960, fax;
337-562-4227, TDD/TTY, hearing impaired; or by email at email@example.com.