Faculty of Music

Western University Summer Band Camp


July 24-28, 2017

8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Final Concert July 28, 7:00 p.m.

Program Description

The Western University Summer Band Camp offers students entering grades 8-11 a musically engaging experience on the beautiful Western University campus, including a final concert presented in the Paul Davenport Theatre. In addition to performing in a concert band, students will be able to choose from other elective musical experiences, including:

  • Connecting the Dots: The Musical Sense Behind Music Theory
  • Jazz Ensemble
  • Percussion Ensemble

Students who have studied one of the following instruments for at least one year are eligible to participate in the program: Flute, Oboe, Bassoon, Clarinet (all types), Saxophone (all types), Horn, Trumpet, Baritone/Euphonium, Trombone, Tuba, and Percussion. Because this is primarily a band camp, every student must participate on a wind or percussion instrument. Students may participate in the elective Jazz Ensemble on piano or guitar. Each student must provide their own instrument (exception: percussion instruments will be provided).


Dr. Colleen Richardson
Dr. Kevin Watson
Dr. Jill Ball
Ms. Chantal Lemire


$220 (includes lunch each day). Note: This includes a $15 non-refundable registration fee.


Please register online in advance in order to assure your student a place in the program (depending on enrolment numbers, students may be accepted into the program up until the first meeting on July 24).

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Schedule (tentative)

Monday, July 24 to Thursday July 27
8:30 - 10:00 a.m.     Concert Band Rehearsal
10:15 - 11:30 a.m.   Instrument Sectionals
11:45 - 1:00 p.m.     Lunch
1:00 - 2:30 p.m.       Electives
2:45 - 3:15 p.m.       Recitals/Concerts
3:30 - 4:30 p.m.       Concert Band Rehearsal

Friday July 28
8:30 - 10:00 a.m.     Concert Band Rehearsal
10:15 - 11:30 a.m.   Instrument Sectionals
11:45 - 1:00 p.m.     Lunch
1:00 - 2:30 p.m.       Electives
2:45 - 4:30 p.m.       Concert Dress Rehearsal on PDT Stage
7:00 p.m.                 Final Concert for Family and Friends in Paul Davenport Theatre

How can I get more information about the program?

Western University Summer Band Camp c/o Dr. Kevin Watson
Don Wright Faculty of Music, Western University

Talbot College, Room 116
1151 Richmond Street
London, Ontario N6A 3K7
Phone: 519-661-2111, ext. 85896

Summer Band Camp Postcard
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summer band postcard