Spend an intensive and instructional weekend making music with music director and Houston Symphony trumpeter Robert Walp and the superb brass players of the Houston Brass Band. Perform alongside the Houston Brass Band on Saturday, June 9th. Students having completed the 8th grade or older are eligible. Scholarships are available to deserving individuals.
Learn From The Pros
Campers will have one on one and group instructional time with members of the Houston Brass Band. HBB members are professional musicians and professional educators from all over the Houston area with varied backgrounds and performance experience. Campers will thoroughly enjoy the up close and personal experience that the BOB camp offers.
Perform Beside Members of the Houston Brass Band
What better way to learn and improve on your instrument than to perform sitting right next to professional musicians! BOB Campers will gain the experience of sitting right next to HBB members rehearsing and performing the same music throughout the weekend.
An Experience Like No Other
Experience the British Brass Band style of music at the Brass Only Band Camp. This is not your normal band setting! With only Brass and Percussion players at the camp, campers will be playing interesting parts, and making music like never before because all melodies and harmonies are covered by only Brass players! No more sitting around counting rests while the woodwinds play all of the notes, you will be active and involved throughout the rehearsals and performance.
The HBB would like for all students who love to play their instruments to have the opportunity to be involved in our camp. Full and Half need based scholarships are available. If you know of a deserving student that would benefit from one of our many available scholarships to the Brass Only Band Camp, please send an email to Leo Hernandez by clicking here to obtain the registration codes.
June 7th, 8th, and 9th, 2018
Lanier Middle School
2600 Woodhead Street
Houston, TX 77098
$125 per student
Thursday, June 7
5:00-5:15 -Registration, sectional leader introductions, room assignments
7:00-8:30 Campers rehearse with HBB members
Friday, June 8
10:00-10:50 Campers warm up and brief rehearsal
1:15-2:00 HBB members perform some chamber pieces. Campers divided into chamber groups with sectional coaches.
2:00-2:30 Master class with sections to focus on introducing fundamentals/techniques/exercises
3:50-5:00 Campers rehearse
Saturday, June 9
12:45-1:00 Campers warm up
1:00-2:30 David Sedgwick Improvisation Clinic
2:30-3:15 HBB and campers rehearse
3:15-3:45 Robert Walp Clinic
4:00pm Concert – HBB and campers