Each summer the Arlington Band Boosters sponsors a six week summer music camp for all instrumental music students in grades 4 through 9. The Elementary program is for grades 4-6 and runs in the mornings. The Junior High Program is for grades 7-9 and takes place on Monday evenings. The program is held at Arlington High School and runs for SIX WEEKS from July 2 to August 8, 2019.
The summer programs are designed to give your child a wide variety of musical experiences. The pleasure of performing new music as well as old favorites should encourage your child to improve on his or her instrument. Summer participation can also help avoid the great amount of regression caused by long vacations. We realize that many will be away during part of the summer music program. We hope that this will not discourage you from enrolling your child those weeks that attendance is possible.
In order to make this program self-supporting, it is necessary to charge a nominal participation fee for all ensembles and lessons. These fees should be paid in advance and returned with the registration form. Small group lessons are also offered for those 4th-6th grade students interested in additional instruction. Group lessons are a wonderful way for students to get more individualized attention through the summer. Summer lessons tend to be similarly sized (or smaller) to the lesson groups during the school year. Lessons take place once a week for 30 minutes and occur in the late morning after the band/orchestra rehearsal.