Due to the evolving COVID-19 pandemic, its impact on community health and well-being, the Washington Brass Institute has made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Summer Brass Boot Camp. The safety of the WBI’s students, teachers, volunteers and community is the highest priority. Please sign up on our email contact list to receive updates on the next Brass Boot Camp. Email Alerts
2020 Summer Brass Boot Camp
GET READY FOR YOUTH ORCHESTRA AUDITIONS AND SCHOOL ENSEMBLE PLACEMENTS
The Boot Camp is an intensive week of instruction, masterclasses, theory, small and large ensemble training and supervised practice for trumpet, french horn, trombone, euphonium and tuba players. All levels are accepted , grades 6 and up (your grade for the start of the 2019 school year), including a new hybrid program for college students to include playing, teaching and conducting.
- Monday, August 10th through Friday, August 15th from 9:00 to 5:00 at Temple Beth Ami in Potomac, MD.
- Friday, August 15th & Saturday, August 16th – will be the camp recitals.
Two Levels For Musicians
Both middle and high school brass programs will be going simultaneously and organized into two levels. Both will share rotating faculty and will feature small ensembles, choirs, private coaching, theory, games and exercises to improve your playing abilities.
Boot Camp Blue
Blue will be focused on the older and more advanced level students.
Boot Camp Gold
Gold will be concentrating on younger and more intermediate level students.
Housing & Meals
For out of town guests, host families are available at an additional cost but inquire soon as space is limited. If you are interested in hosting please contact us as well. Lunch may be brought in, or bought locally with an off-campus release form.
The price is discounted for early enrollment.
- by February 1, 2020 – $679.00
- by April 15, 2020 – $749.00
- by July 15, 2020 – $801.00
- after July 15, 2020 – $869.00
To enroll, please complete the ONLINE FORM and submit a recording or link to a performance of a lyrical etude or solo piece (3 minutes or less) which demonstrate your skill level. Include on your recording your name, age, instrument, and title of piece. This will be used for us to prepare and assign the small ensemble groups and not for admission purposes.
Please use the link to pay online or send a check payable to:
Washington Brass Institute
9910 Willow Tree Terrace
Rockville, MD 20850
"I highly recommend the Washington Brass Summer Boot Camp hosted by Ken Wolff. Ken’s young high school students are showing up everywhere at colleges and universities including the Juilliard."
- Joseph Alessi, Principal Trombone, New York Philharmonic