400Vienna Band Camp is the largest band camp in Northern Virginia,
serving over 500 students each summer!
2021 is our 41st annual summer band camp!
Monday through Friday
8:30 AM to 12:30 PM (tentative)
June 15 to July 9, 2021 (No camp July 5)
Longfellow Middle School
2000 Westmoreland Street
Falls Church, VA 22043
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CAMP FEE: $400 for all four weeks
Space is limited due to distancing requirements! Sign up now!
REGISTRATION DUE DATES: After May 14th (early bird pricing), registration will increase to $400 per student. Because of special staffing requirements based on camp registrations, tuition is not refundable after June 4. Fees cannot be prorated.
PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT (PPE): All wind instrument students will use the band masks and bell covers provided by their base school. If you need to purchase a mask or bell cover, an option is provided in the link below. Instrument bags are not needed.
https://www.concertattire.com/product_p/mas-1802.htm (Flute masks)
COVID-19 PROTOCOLS: Camp will be held in-person and indoors at Longfellow MS. All current CDC standards and mitigation strategies will be followed for student and staff safety. Vienna Band Camp, the McLeah High School Band Parents Association, and FCPS are not liable for COVID-related illness.
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 student’s 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 student’s instrument. The band music will be supplied by the camp. However, the instrumental specialists may require students to purchase additional instructional materials. All regular program students will also receive virtual links to use when they are out/traveling.
ONLINE VIRTUAL OPTION: For a reduced price of $200, students may choose the virtual-only option. It will include all live-streamed full band rehearsals for the student's appropriate level. It does not include sectionals or individual instrument lessons. These students will be invited to perform in the culminating performance at the end. Digital sheet music, rehearsal links, and the camp t-shirt will also be provided.
QUESTIONS? For further information and for assistance in the selection of a suitable instrument for a beginning student, please contact one of the following band directors:
Matt Baker – Cooper Middle School (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Sharon Bonneau - Kilmer Middle School (email@example.com)
Pat Smith – Thoreau Middle School (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Carina Gutjahr – Longfellow Middle School (email@example.com)
Payment is accepted by credit card through PayPal.
The Band Camp Office telephone number during camp is 703-533-2647.