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?
Happy Monday LMC fans! We had a great staff meeting on Sunday (at a snowy Camp Workcoeman, which was different), and we are gearing up and getting ready to make 2017 the greatest season yet!
We wanted to share exciting news with you all: all of the conductors from last summer will be BACK to share their expertise with you again this summer! We couldn't be more pleased :)
Ron Ciasullo (Jazz Band), Gary Partridge (Band), Sarah Bowe (Choir) and Ertan Sener (Orchestra) are all looking forward to working with you again! Check out our posts from last year for more specific details about our wonderful guest conductors.
We hope to have our registration officially open later this week, so stay tuned for an official announcement!
Hellooooooooo Laurel Music Camp! We hope you are all having a wonderful school year and a jolly start to the holiday season! We have some exciting news to share with you regarding the preparations for our 75th Anniversary coming up in 2019, and we need your help:
The Laurel Music Camp, Inc. 75th Anniversary Committee is seeking artists and graphic artists to create an image to be used as a logo to represent the 75th anniversary celebration of Laurel Music Camp, Inc.
Laurel Music Camp, Inc. is a non-profit organization in the State of Connecticut that provides a one week camp experience to junior and senior high school students at a camp owned and run by the Boy Scouts of America. It is staffed by volunteer music educators and former campers. Its philosophy is that of “Fellowship Through Music”.
Images/logos are to be submitted in color. If the image has multiple colors, please also include a single color version and a transparency of the image, all in Jpeg, PDF and EPS format along with the attached release to Roberta Prior at RobertaPrior@yahoo.com by no later than January 6, 2017.
Images will be reviewed and selected by the Laurel Music Camp 75th Anniversary Committee where the top three submissions will be to be voted on by the entire LMC voting membership. The artist for the winning logo will receive two complimentary tickets to the LMC 75th Anniversary Concert on June 28, 2019.
We hope everyone has a moment to share their ideas for the logo! Please submit your submissions (along with the below release form) before January 6th... we can't wait to see what you come up with!
We're wishing all of our campers (and staff!) a wonderfully successful school year! Make sure to share one thing you learned at LMC this summer with you classmates and your music director! We can't wait to see you all again next year!
Want to relive the concert all year long? Make sure you grab the concert CD (... and DVD if you wish!) and listen to it over and over and over... check it out on the Soundwaves website here.
Keep up to Date!!
Everything you need to know to be ready for the camp season!