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The band director is Mr. Jay Bocook, who has extensive experience in directing summer music programs, all-state bands, and professional musical organizations throughout the country.

The Summer Music Camp staff will include David Duree, Don Horneff and Jon Seligman, faculty members at McDaniel College; Brian Frazier, instrumental music director at Franklin High School, Baltimore County; Marybeth Eber, flute instructor, adjudicator, and band and string teacher at Clemens Crossing Elementary School in Howard County; Michael Hirsh, instrumental music director at North Carroll Middle School; George Smith III, instrumental music teacher in Carroll County elementary schools; Jeff Hiner, instrumental music teacher in Carroll County elementary schools. Your time outside class will be supervised by a fine staff of counselors who are either college students or graduates with experience in the arts and music.

Resident Life
The Blanche Ward Dormitory at McDaniel College is furnished for occupancy by one or two students per room. No bedding is provided. Laundry facilities are available within the building.

McDaniel College
McDaniel College is an independent, liberal arts college founded in 1867. The 160 acre campus in Westminster, MD, overlooks the scenic Carroll County countryside, yet it is only an hour drive from Baltimore and a 1-1/2 hour drive from Washington, DC.

Room Keys
Room keys will be available for your dorm room. To obtain a room key, you must have a check for $5.00 (or cash) made out to McDaniel College. The deposit will be returned when the key is returned. No key will be issued without a deposit. The charge for a lost key is $56.00.

Travel Directions
From McDaniel College to:
Baltimore - 31 miles
Columbia - 36 miles
Washington - 56 miles
Gettysburg - 24 miles
Philadelphia - 136 miles
Wilmington - 100 miles
New York - 218 miles
Northern Virginia, Fairfax/Arlington - 70 miles
Richmond - 86 miles

Please enter the campus at the Visitor's entrance off of Pennsylvania Avenue. Follow the MUSIC CAMP signs to Decker College Center on the enclosed map. Cars may not be kept on campus by resident students.

Arrival Times
Camp residents are expected to arrive at McDaniel College between 2:00 and 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 24, 2012. We request that you not arrive on campus before 2:00 p.m. Registration will not take place before this time. Commuters are expected to arrive between 4:00 and 4:30 p.m. to register for camp.

Opening Day Activities
All students will have individual auditions immediately following their check-in. At 5:30 p.m., there will be a pizza party on the Dining Porch of Decker Center. There is no additional cost to camp commuters for this function. Students will take a theory placement examination at 6:15 p.m. All students will attend a band rehearsal on Sunday evening from 7 until 9 p.m.

Departure Times and Final Program
Parents and friends are invited to attend a final program that will begin at either 9:00 a.m. or 10:15 a.m. on Saturday, June 30th, 2012. The concerts will be held in Decker Forum. Residents in the "green" band must check out of their rooms between 7:30 and 8:30 a.m., finishing with a concert at 9:00 a.m. Students in the "gold" band must check out of their rooms between 8:30 and 9:30 a.m., finishing with a concert at 10:15 a.m. Check-out will take place in the lobby of Blanche Ward Dormitory.

Theme Party
On Wednesday, June 27, we will have an indoor picnic and "1980's" theme party in Decker Forum - prizes will be awarded for the best costumes! This event will begin at 5:00 p.m., and attendance is required of both residents and commuters. (There is no additional cost to commuters for this function.) If a camper is unable to attend this function, notification of this must be given to the staff before June 11th. If not, we are still charged for the event. In the past, several campers did not attend our theme night, and the camp still had to pay a fee for each student. Please be courteous and inform us well in advance if you must be absent from this event. Jazz ensembles will meet after the party at 7:30 p.m.

Health Care
There will be a full-time nurse in residence during the camp week. In the event of emergency health problems, parents will be contacted and students will be taken to Carroll County General Hospital, located 1-1/2 miles from campus. Parents will be billed for services.
For a McDaniel College Summer Music Camp Medical Form, please contact Linda Kirkpatrick.

What To Bring
The following is a list of items intended as a guideline. Your personal needs should help you add or delete from this list.

6 sets underwear
single sheets
jacket or rain gear
toilet articles (soap, shampoo, etc.)
4 pair shorts
laundry soap
1 pair jeans
towels and washcloths
5-6 pairs socks
2 pairs shoes or sneakers
5-6 shirts or T-shirts
change for laundry and soda machines
swim suit
toothbrush and toothpaste
alarm clock
pocket money for game room
snack food/soda
NOTE: no water soakers - staff only!

Please bring whatever instrument you play. (Percussion instruments are provided. Make sure you have sufficient supplies of reeds, valve oil, mutes, etc. Bring a piece of music you have been working on and be prepared to take a seating AUDITION on the first day. The audition determines in which band you participate-take this seriously.

Dress for the Final Program
All campers will be provided with a music camp T-shirt which should be worn for the final concert on Saturday morning. Shorts or pants are appropriate – it is not necessary to "dress up."

We assume that students attending the Summer Music Camp will practice good manners at all times. Unacceptable behavior may result in dismissal from camp.

"Learn a New Instrument" Class
Students will have the opportunity to "learn" a new instrument with the guidance of our staff during an evening class. If you have an instrument at home that belongs to a sibling or is just gathering dust in the closet, please bring it with the appropriate "stuff" (reeds, etc.). Only band instruments will be taught--please, not piano, guitar or stringed instruments. We are hoping that some of our students will be willing to display their new found "talent" on our annual Friday evening Talent Show. All parents are welcome to attend this event which will be held in Decker Forum at 7:00 p.m. This has become one of the highlights of our week for the past eleven years. Students are encouraged to participate and/or attend this event. It will include skits, comedy acts, and musical selections by students and staff.

For more information, call Linda Kirkpatrick at (410) 857 - 2550.



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McDaniel College

McDaniel College Summer Music Camp
McDaniel College

2 College Hill
Westminster, MD 21157-4390
Information: (410) 857-2550

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"Learn a New Instrument"