July 17 – 21, 2023
High school and college-bound musicians, join us for a jam-packed week of instruction this summer at Clackamas Community College!
High school and college-bound musicians, join us for a jam-packed week of instrumental instruction, rehearsals, and performances this summer at Clackamas Community College! Spots are limited, so register early!
Clackamas Summer Band Camp is a week-long summer music program that's perfect for instrumental musicians of all levels who want to improve their skills, play fun and challenging wind ensemble repertoire, and learn about music theory. Held at the beautiful Niemeyer Center for Performing Arts on the Oregon City campus, students learn from renowned Portland-area musicians in a comfortable college campus setting, with plenty of rehearsal time. Camp runs from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. daily with a Friday evening concert. Conducted by Lars Campbell, CCC's Director of Instrumental Music.
Who can attend?
Registration is open to students entering grades 9-13 with at least two years of experience in a school ensemble. Students who play flute, clarinet, bass clarinet, oboe, bassoon, saxophone, horn, trumpet, trombone, euphonium, tuba, double bass, piano, and percussion are encouraged to register! Don't see your instrument on the list? Let us know! Email email@example.com to request a spot.
Daily schedule (tentative)
- 8:30 a.m. - Doors open for check-in and warm-up.
- 9 a.m. - Rehearsal
- 10:30 a.m. - Music Theory
- 11 a.m. - Sectionals
- Noon - Lunch (see below for options)
- 1 p.m. - Elective
- 2 p.m. - Rehearsal
- 4 p.m. - Students are dismissed
- Friday July 21, 7 p.m. - Concert (call time for performers TBD)
Conductor - Lars Campbell, CCC Director of Instrumental Music
Lars Campbell has been the Director of Instrumental Music at Clackamas Community College since 2013. He directs the CCC Wind Ensemble and the CCC Jazz Ensemble, as well as currently serving as the chair of the Music Department. He conducts a variety of ensembles outside the college setting, in performance and recordings. He conducts at Clackamas Repertory Theater each year, leading a group of area professionals in the orchestra pit to excellent reviews. In 2021 he conducted the world premiere of Darrell Grant’s jazz opera Sanctuaries for Third Angle New Music. In addition to his conducting duties, he maintains an extremely active trombone performance career in the evenings, performing frequently with the orchestras of the Oregon Symphony, Oregon Ballet Theater, and Portland Opera, as well as many jazz performance groups.
Conductor - Cynthia Plank, Beaumont Middle School Music Instructor
Sectional Instructors - TBD
Administrative Support - Ami Collofello, firstname.lastname@example.org
Registration / Payment
To register, simply pick your instrument from the list and complete the form. We accept credit/debit cards. Registration closes on Friday July 14, 2023 at 11:59 p.m. Refunds available by request through Friday July 14, 2022 at 11:59 p.m.
If registration for your selected instrument is sold out, please add your name to the waitlist. We may be able to open more spots.
Sibling discount and need-based scholarship may be available. Please inquire at email@example.com.
What to bring
- Instruments - students should expect to bring their own instruments. Piano and percussion will be provided. Loaner instruments may be available upon request.
- Equipment - students should come prepared with extra reeds, valve oil, rosin, neck straps, tuners, and anything else necessary for a full day of playing. Stands and chairs are provided.
- Food/Drink - students should bring refillable water bottles and snacks. Bag lunch is encouraged. For an additional $75, CCC will provide a lunch for each day of the week. (Dietary restrictions will be accommodated within reason.)
- Clothing - students should wear comfortable clothing and bring a light jacket or sweatshirt, as building temperature may vary.
Where to go
19600 Molalla Ave
Oregon City, OR 97045
Camp will be held at Clackamas Community College in the Niemeyer Center for Performing Arts. Free parking is available in Yellow Lot 2. Additionally, students may be dropped off/picked up at the loop directly in front of the Niemeyer Center. Students will meet and rehearse in the band room (N119) each day. Please see campus map for more information.
Please direct any questions to the Clackamas Community College Music Department:
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