Cocalico Students Participate In Summer Band Program

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The Cocalico School District held its annual summer band program from Monday, July 13 through Thursday, July 16 in the Cocalico Middle School. This program was open to all students in the Cocalico School District in grades fifth through twelfth. Approximately 85 students attended each of the four days of this summer camp.

During each day, students worked on basic instrumental skills, small group sectional rehearsals and large group band selections. In addition to the rehearsals, students performed a concert open to the public, which showcases the selections that the students worked on during the camp. Pieces that were rehearsed and performed included many different genres, from “Manchester March” to the jubilant “Dancin’ On The Bayou” to the very popular hit song “Uptown Funk.”

This camp allows students the opportunity to keep up with the playing of their instruments over the summer months, the learning of new musical skills, a sampling of new music, which may be featured in next year’s band programs, and most importantly, the joy of getting together and creating music! Based on the outstanding results of this year’s camp, the students of Cocalico should have an excellent school year to look forward to in the fall!

Last Updated (Tuesday, 28 July 2015 10:42)

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