Summer Band Camps Oregon

Summer Band Camps 2020

Band Camp (grades 4-8 )

June 22-26    9:00-12:00

@St. John Fisher School SW Portland

Friday Fun Activity/Concert: Clackamas Swim Center

Students must have at least one school year of band experience


Jazz Camp

July 13-17 (grades 6-8 fall 2020)  9:00-12:30pm

@Jesuit High School SW Portland

Students must have 2 years band experience


To Register online please go to our Registration Link

Camp Description:

Band Camp

This camp is a lot of fun and it is amazing how much they learn in one week. Lots of fun music including an introduction to Jazz. The camp is open to ALL students in the Portland Metro area (not just M.U.S.E. students). The camp has a Friday activity where we will bus students to the Clackamas Swim Center to perform our music and enjoy the fun wave pool and slides.

“My child LOVED this camp. He learned so much in one weeks time and had a lot of fun! Thank you for what you do with the students. He can’t stop playing his instrument and is already looking forward tot he fall start up.”   Jan McBride

Jazz Camp

Students will have the opportunity to play in both large and small ensembles playing Jazz Swing, Latin Jazz, and Jazz Rock Styles. We try to expose the students to a variety of music from composers like Duke Ellington, Herbie Hancock, Freddie Hubbard and more. No auditions necessary.

Our staff are not only Jazz Educators but players themselves. Students are actively involved in organizing their own arrangements of songs assisted by the instructors in their small combos. Jazz Improvisation is also taught using “Jazz Vocabulary” exercises that they can easily read and implement into their own solos if they like.

On our final day of camp we invite parents, family and friends to come hear the students perform the pieces they have been working on during the week.

Jazz Camp Director Bryant Allard is a local Jazz trumpeter/educator and the Director of M.U.S.E. Instrumental Programs. Bryant performs regularly around the Portland area  with many great players and has several Cd’s  that he has produced. He will be accompanied at the camp by several local jazz players/educators. Don’t miss out!

“My daughter always wanted to learn how to improvise and take solos but never had the opportunity before now. She didn’t feel forced into having to take solos but wanted to because of the unique way you taught them using Mr. Allards Jazz Vocabulary Method. The small combos were a great opportunity that they don’t usually get at school. Thank you for inspiring her.”    Jim Salsman