And, I all lead you in the following cheer: PHIL, PHIL, PHIL, PHIL...
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.
Sarah Bowe is currently pursuing a doctorate in Choral Conducting at Louisiana State University where she co-directs the LSU Chamber Singers, mentors undergraduate conductors, teaches undergraduate aural skills for the LSU Music Theory department, and serves as a section leader at St. Alban's Chapel in Baton Rouge. Over the past year she has conducted the LSU Chamber Singers and the LSU Women’s Chorale, and has prepared the LSU Tiger Men’s Glee Club for performance of Mozart’s Requiem.
Sarah holds an MM in Choral Conducting and a BM summa cum laude in Music Education and Music Theory from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Her conducting mentors include Dr. E. Wayne Abercrombie, Dr. Tony Thornton, and Dr. John Dickson. She is a member of the National Association for Music Education, the Society for Music Theory, and the American Choral Directors’ Association.
Prior to graduate study, Sarah was an active music educator in Massachusetts and held teaching positions in Winchendon, Woburn (her hometown), and Springfield. Her experience includes work with secondary choir, band, classroom music, and summer theatre productions for students K-12. She is especially passionate about middle school music education, and in her most recent teaching position helped to implement a choral program for at-risk youth in an urban school.
We're excited to have Sarah back to work with our vocalists at camp! We are still looking for MALE VOICES to fill out the choir, as well as trombone, french horn, bassoon and orchestral strings. Only 23 more days until we see your smiling faces at registration!
Gary L. Partridge received his Bachelor of Music Education from The Hartt School, University of Hartford, and his Masters of Music in Instrumental Conducting from the University of Connecticut. He has studied conducting with Larry Rachleff, William Revelli, William Willett, and Alan Gillespie.
Mr. Partridge has retired from Music and Arts Centers where, as an Educational Representative, he managed school accounts and served as an advocate for Music Education in Connecticut and Western Massachusetts for the national company.
In his twenty-two years at Renbrook School in West Hartford, he was Director of Music and conducted the Concert Band and Jazz Ensemble. Both groups annually earned Superior Awards in festivals in the U.S. and Canada. Renbrook School commissioned W. Francis McBeth’s “The Dream Catcher”, and performed the premier of that work in September 1996. The Concert Band appeared at the Connecticut Music Educators Association In-Service Conferences in 1997 and 2001.
He is in his twentieth year as conductor of Capitol Symphonic Winds at the Hartt School. Capitol Symphonic Winds was a featured performing ensemble at the 2004 Connecticut Music Educators Conference.
As Director of Bands at Central Connecticut State University, Mr. Partridge directed the Wind Ensemble, Symphony Band, and the Blue Devil Marching Band from 1985 to 1996. The Blue Devil Marching Band was featured at half-time shows in Foxboro, Massachusetts for the New England Patriots. He was the conductor of the Concert Band at Laurel Music Camp for many years from 1990 to 2003, and is returning to Camp this Summer.
He has conducted numerous All State, Regional, and District Bands throughout the country and is active as an adjudicator and clinician. He continues to adjudicate for Classics Festivals, Heritage Festivals, Music in the Parks, and is a frequent adjudicator for the Rhode Island Music Educators Band Festival. He is a member of many professional organizations, having served the Connecticut Music Educators Association as adjudicator chair for the All State auditions, and as Festival Chair for the Northern Region Middle School Music Festival for twenty years. He is a member of the International Bandmasters Fraternity, Phi Beta Mu.
Gary is a longtime friend of LMC, so we're excited to have his baton back in front of our campers in Weed Lodge! We are still looking for trombone, alto saxophone, orchestral strings and male vocalists to fill out our ensembles. Make sure you get registered soon as spots are filling up fast!!!!!!
HELLO LAUREL MUSIC CAMP! Only 34 more days until the happiest day of the year! We cannot wait to see all of your smiling faces :)
We are finally able to announce the site of our 2016 Concert, and we cannot be more excited to return back to Naugatuck HS! NHS was the home of our LMC concerts for many, many years back in the day. They have recently completed some beautiful renovations to their campus, but more importantly to us their new auditorium will be a fabulous venue for our concert!
Address: 543 Rubber Ave, Naugatuck, CT 06770
Concert starts at 7PM on Friday July 1st
We already have 170 campers and JCs registered to come to camp this year... we're filling up fast! If you haven't registered yet, make sure you head over to our registration page and get it done!
Ron Ciasullo is the Director of Jazz Studies and Assistant Director of Bands at Cheshire High School in Cheshire, Connecticut. He has taught for 29 years in the Connecticut Public Schools, the last 18 at Cheshire High School. He received his education at The University of Bridgeport where he studied with Neil Slater and Mike Carubia. Mr. Ciasullo’s Jazz program has received honors throughout the state and New England. His groups have performed with some of the biggest names on the jazz scene today including Terell Stafford, Gary Dial, Luis Bonilla, Randy Brecker, Dick Oatts and many others. His responsibilities at Cheshire High School include teaching not only the CHS Jazz Ensemble but also multiple jazz combos, classes in Jazz History, Jazz Improvisation, Music Technology and The History of American Popular Music. He also assists with the CHS Concert and Symphonic Bands. In his spare time he loves spending time with his wife and two children; mentoring both who themselves are on paths to become future educators. Mr. Ciasullo is also an avid student of American history and often travels to visit and study the important places at which pivotal historical events occurred.
Ron is going to have a great first year as our guest Jazz Band conductor up in Griffin with those jazzers. We're excited to hear those funky beats from up the hill! SPACES ARE FILLING UP QUICKLY for this year's camp season, so if you haven't registered yet make sure you get to it! Visit our registration page to get more information!
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