This information was emailed on Friday June 2, 2016.
Dear Parents and Campers,
Camp ExtravaBANDza will be here in very soon! We have a fun, exciting, and educational camp planned for the kids. Listed below, we have included all of the information that you need to plan for the camp.
Please print and sign the release and medical form for Camp ExtravaBANDza and turn them in during registration Sunday.
Check-in will be in the West Cabin from 3 PM to 5 PM on Sunday, June 12. After check-in, students will be able to settle into their rooms and play their audition for chair placement.
The camp will end with a concert at 5 PM on June 15 in the Alva Tabor Auditorium.
If you have any questions about the camp, please email us or give us a call! It is going to be another great Camp ExtravaBANDza!
• Traveling North or South on I-75 take Exit 135 (Perry-Marshallville). There are signs for Camp John Hope at the exit.
• Travel West on GA 127/224 . Approximately two miles from I-75, GA 127/224 will split.
• Keep to the right on GA 127 approximately five miles.
• Turn right onto Camp John Hope Road and travel approximately one mile, turn left onto Hope Entrance Road.
• Check-in will be located in the West Cabin – follow the signs!
• The address for Camp John Hope is 281 Hope Entrance Rd / Fort Valley, GA 31030
All middle school band students are welcome to attend Camp ExtravaBANDza. Students should have at least one year of band or lesson experience to attend the camp. Camp ExtravaBANDza provides campers a wonderful opportunity to have fun, make great music, and learn in a well-supervised, safe environment. All camp activities will be held at the historic Camp John Hope FFA-FCCLA Center, located just outside Fort Valley, GA. Instruction will be provided by experienced music educators with proven success working with middle school band students. In addition to great musical instruction, campers will enjoy great recreational activities, team building exercises, leadership training…and even arts and crafts!
The primary goal of Camp ExtravaBANDza is to offer a great music camp experience at an affordable price. Our experienced and dedicated staff is recognized for excellence in teaching young people and has a proven track record of motivating young students to high levels of achievement.
Master Classes for each instrument are designed to help students develop an understanding of their instruments, as well as methods for developing better range, tone quality, technique, and expression in performing.
Large and small ensemble instruction gives students numerous opportunities to rehearse, perform, and experience making music.
Supervised Recreational Activities include pool time, walking trails, ensemble performances, movie night, ice cream social, dance, arts and crafts, and other opportunities to socialize with fellow campers.