Hey camp family! Our senior staff recently held our elections for two seats on our Executive Board. Congrats to :
- Kyle Saulnier, who will continue his role as Treasurer
- Rachel Glenister, who will join as a Member at Large.
These roles will start at our September senior staff meeting. Happy back to school to all of our campers!
Thanks to everyone for a successful camp season. That was a concert for the books! Forgot to order your copy of the recording? Don't worry, here is the info:
You can order the DOUBLE CD or MP3 album download. Or you can call SoundWave's office to place an order over the phone at 419-433-4918.
Laurel Music Camp DOUBLE CD ordering link:
Laurel Music Camp MP3 ALBUM ordering link:
Hi Everyone! School is winding down, so that means LMC is fast approaching! Registration is still open for those looking to join us for our 75th year of music, but spots are filling up quick. Please head over to the registration page if you still haven't registered! Our registrar has sent out several emails with important information and attachments via email. Please check your junk folders to be sure none went to spam. If you did not receive them please email firstname.lastname@example.org to have them re-sent. Our Packing List and Checklist are on our website under the Registration tab. The Nurse's Checklist and Health Forms are on the drop down under Health Form Info.
Some important things to have ready for check in:
- Your health forms (every camper must get a physical within one year of camp; physicals from June 2018 can be used to fill out these forms). Health forms must mailed in advance to Jeff Liskin; post-marked by June 14. If you are submitting a CAMP FOOD ACCOMMODATION REQUEST Jeff must receive that form no later than than June 7.
- Your BSA form. Print and bring this with you to check in!
- Your final payment. Can be made ahead of time via PayPal or via check at check in. NO CREDIT CARDS CAN BE ACCEPTED AT CHECK IN.
- Friendly reminder: concert attire is ALL BLACK. Don't forget!
Check in starts at 9AM on Saturday June 22, 2019. All campers must be registered before noon that day.
See you all soon!
We hope everyone is excited for Laurel Music Camp this upcoming Saturday! Did you miss your acceptance letter in the mail or email? Here it is in all of it's glory:
Important things to note:
CAMP IS SO CLOSE! We cannot wait to see the blooming Laurel at Camp Workcoeman with everyone at check in 8 SHORT DAYS!
A quick announcement/reminder: our concluding concert this year will be held on Friday June 29th at 7PM at Naugatuck High School. We are very excited to be returning back to this beautiful auditorium to share all of the wonderful musical work we put together during the week of camp.
A reminder for campers on Concert Dress:
We ask that students wear “concert black” for the concert. While tuxedos and formal dresses are not needed, we do ask that campers dress nicely for the event. We like to think of it as Sunday’s best attire, rather than black tie.
Please make sure to practice your chicken dance moves and we'll see you so soon!
Hey Laurel People!
We've had an overwhelmingly great start to our registration season! Hingham, MA and Newington, CT currently have the most students registered with 8 campers each that will join us in June! How exciting :) Many more districts across the northeast are represented... Cheshire, Trumbull, Naugatuck, Coventry and a few students joining us from NYC just to name a few!
For those 112 campers that have already registered, ACCEPTANCE PACKETS WILL BE SENT OUT IN THE COMING WEEKS. These packets will have additional information on: required forms, contact information, packing lists and much, much more. We know you have tons of questions... answers are on the way!
Haven't registered yet? No sweat! But: spots are filling up QUICKLY so we highly recommend adding it to your to-do list ASAP! We are specifically looking to fill out the following sections of our ensembles: violin, string bass, male vocalists, trombone and french horn. Make sure to spread the word!
ALL THINGS REGISTRATION: http://www.laurelmusiccamp.com/registration.html
Good Morning Laurel Music Camp!
Registration has opened and spaces are filling up quick! We're just as excited as all of you :) We wanted to share some reminders of our guest conductors for the 2018 season:
Three of our conductors from last season will be returning, and we have a new but familiar face leading our choir for the first time: Nhung Truong!
Nhung Truong is a Choral Director and the Coordinator of Applied Music at the Noble and Greenough School in Dedham, MA. At Nobles, she conducts the Upper School Concert Choir, Middle School Chorus, Imani (Gospel and Multi-Cultural ensemble), and music directs the Nobleonians (all-male a cappella group) the Half-Notes (middle school a cappella group), and the annual school musical.
Before moving to the Boston area, Nhung taught choral music and IB Music at Sturgis Charter Public School in Hyannis, MA, was a graduate conductor at the University of Massachusetts Amherst where she conducted the Recital Choir and the Women’s Choir, and directed choirs at the United Church of Bernardston and Berkshire Hills Music Academy. In 2016, Nhung was the Music Director at the Cotuit Center for the Arts for their summer mainstage musical Oklahoma! She has also guest taught at local high schools coaching young conductors.
Nhung is an active member of the Massachusetts Music Educators Association (MMEA) and the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA). She has held several volunteer leadership positions within these organizations, including Assistant Manager of the MMEA Eastern District Senior Chorus, for whom she will serve as Manager in 2019. Nhung also published an article for the Massachusetts Music Educators Journal titled Do Years of Teaching Experience and Degrees Affect the Hiring Process? As a performer, Nhung sings alto in the Seraphim Singers, a semi-professional choir based in Boston.
Nhung has attended Laurel Music Camp since 2005 as a camper, Junior Counselor, and as a Senior Staff Member. She is entering her sixth year on Senior Staff and during this time she has served as Assistant Choir Chair and Choir Chair.
Nhung holds a Master of Music in Choral Conducting from UMass-Amherst and a Bachelor of Arts in Music Education from Providence College. Her conducting mentors include Dr. Tony Thornton and Dr. T.J. Harper.
We can't wait to see you all on June 23rd! Spots are filling up fast, so if you haven't registered yet get to it! All information can be found on our website.
Hey camp family! Our senior staff recently held our elections for Director of Laurel Music Camp. We are pleased to announce that Phil Giampietro will be serving as our new Director! His term begins with our September senior staff meeting in preparation for the 2018 season. Best wishes to Phil in this endeavor, and a huge THANK YOU to our departing director Scott Minnerly. He did an amazing job and we will be forever grateful!
And, I all lead you in the following cheer: PHIL, PHIL, PHIL, PHIL...
GUYS: CAMP IS SOOOOO CLOSE!!!
Here's a big picture checklist of things to do leading up to next week:
55 Overlook Rd
Winsted, CT 06098
543 Rubber Ave
Naugatuck, Ct 06770 Downbeat @ 7pm (Please arrive early)
Some other helpful items:
Sleeping bags or bedding (cots provided) Towels
Clothes for warm and cold weather Rain Gear
Shoes appropriate for walking in the woods Personal grooming items
Flashlight with extra batteries Rope for clothesline
Reading and writing materials as desired Insect repellent
Recreational materials as desired (softball glove) Bathing suit
bug net for over the bunk (avail at scout store) Your instrument, guitar, Ukulele
AAAAAND remember that our concert dress is ALL BLACK THIS YEAR! See below for appropriate examples:
Hello Laurel Music Camp! The senior staff is busy getting all of the details ready to go for LMC 2017. We can't wait to see you all there! Acceptance packets will be mailed out within the next week. This Morning, we have some important information to share regarding the final concert.
Friday June 30th, 7PM
Naugatuck High School Auditorium
543 Rubber Ave
Naugatuck, CT 06770
Concert Dress (for campers)
We ask that students wear “concert black” for the concert. THIS IS A CHANGE FROM PAST YEARS, PLEASE NOTE!!!! While tuxedos and formal dresses are not needed, we do ask that campers dress nicely for the event. We like to think of it as Sunday’s best attire, rather than black tie.
Photo examples of appropriate "Concert Black" dress
What don’t I wear?
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