Vienna Band Camp

Camp Location - Longfellow Middle School

Monday Through Friday
8:30 A.M. to 12:30 P.M.
June 28 to July 21, 2017

NOTE: First day of camp is WEDNESDAY, June 28.

Ages - 4th grade through 8th grade students accepted!

BEGINNING PROGRAM: For students with no previous band experience.  The beginning band students will have two full band rehearsals, a full sectional, and a class with a specialist on each studentís instrument All beginning students should purchase a copy of STANDARD OF EXCELLENCE, Book 1, at a local music store before the beginning of camp and should report to VBC with their instrument and the book.  Due to instrumentation requirements in the elementary and middle school programs and physical considerations, the parents of each beginning student should contact their local elementary or middle school band director for assistance in selecting the appropriate instrument for their child.   Due to instrumental considerations, no students will be started on or switched to saxophone during the band camp.

 

REGULAR PROGRAM: For students with at least one year of band experience.  The class schedule will include two full band rehearsals, a full sectional rehearsal, and a class with a specialist on the studentís instrument.  The band music will be supplied by the camp.  However, the instrumental specialists may require students to purchase additional instructional materials.



ONLINE REGISTRATION FOR VIENNA BAND CAMP IS NOW CLOSED!


YOU CAN STILL REGISTER ON-SITE WEDNESDAY MORNING!  CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW TO DOWNLOAD THE REGISTRATION FORM. BRING IT COMPLETED TO THE REGISTRATION DESK IN THE LOBBY OF LONGFELLOW MS WHEN YOU ARRIVE.  PLEASE BRING PAYMENT OF $250 BY CHECK PAYABLE TO: MCLEAN BAND.  YOU WILL ALSO BE ABLE TO PAY BY CREDIT CARD.  CASH WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.


CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE REGISTRATION FORM

 

If you have questions regarding the camp activities, classes, curriculum, etc. please contact Brad Zimmerman at 703-533-2647.

If you have questions regarding this form or registration, please contact Christina Weise at 703-242-6283 or cbweise@fcps.edu.



Frequently Asked Questions


We have vacation or another camp planned already.  Can my child miss part of this camp?

YES - we have many students only attend a portion of the camp.  However, there is no prorated fee for missed weeks.


What is the Tax ID Number for Vienna Band Camp?

VBC is run by the McLean Band Parents Association.  

The McLean Band Parents Association is a 501c3 organization.  Tax ID Number - 541679679


Can students that play string instruments join this camp?

NO - sorry.  This is a camp for wind and percussion students.  We do not have violin, viola, cello, guitar, or bass.  If you would like information regarding string options, contact Starlet Smith - starlet.smith@fcps.edu.


Is lunch provided?

NO - however, all students have a 15-minute break and snack time.  Snacks are available for purchase from our concession stand.  Students can also bring their own snack.


Can I participate if I do not go to a Fairfax County School?

YES - but remember that all students and parents are responsible for their own transportation.


Does the camp provide instruments?

NO - students should come with instruments rented/purchased already.  If you have questions about how to get an instrument, please contact the band director at your school.


How much does the camp cost?

The cost is $230 for all four weeks.  There is no prorated fee per week.  After June 12, there will be a late registration fee of an additional $20.


Is Financial Aid available?

This is not available from the camp or the county, since this is not a county-run event.  We suggest that if you need financial assistance, you direct your questions to the band director at your school who might have some resources to help.