Cocalico Students Participate In Summer Band

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The Cocalico School District held their annual summer band program from Monday, July 14 to Thursday, July 17 in the Cocalico Middle School. This program was open to all students in the Cocalico School District in grades 5 through 12. Approximately 90 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 showcased the selections that the students worked on during the camp. Pieces that were rehearsed and performed included many different genres; from “Midnight Mission” to the jazzy “Clarinet Jive” to the very popular “Let It Go” from the movie “Frozen.” 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 (Wednesday, 23 July 2014 12:15)

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