2019 Summer French Horn, Trumpet, Trombone, Euphonium & Tuba Boot Camp

Welcome to the 2019 Washington Brass Summer Intensive Boot Camp Program.  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.  Accomplished teacher and player faculty will be on hand running rehearsals and coaching sessions, participating in masterclasses and performing on faculty recitals. The dates for the summer program correspond to the week leading up to major placement auditions in the area and serve as a way for students to get their chops back in shape before returning to school.


Andrew Balio, David Levin

French Horn
Justin Drew

Trombone and Euphonium
Prof. David Sporny, Tim Smith, Ken Wolff, Robert Dahlin, Timothy Riordan, Mark Morgan and guest artists TBD

Scott Cameron & Jan Duga

NEW THIS YEAR, the camp has expanded to include ALL brass players, 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.  There will be a wide range of curriculum targeted at all levels of ability.

Both middle and high school programs will be going simultaneously and organized into Boot Camp Blue and Boot Camp Gold.  

  • Blue will be focused on the older and more advanced students.
  • Gold will be concentrating on younger and more intermediate level students.

Both Boot Camp Gold and Boot Camp Blue will share rotating faculty and will feature small ensembles, choirs, private coaching, theory, games and exercises to improve your playing abilities.


  • Monday, August 12th through Friday, August 16th from 9:00 to 5:00 at Temple Beth Ami in Potomac, MD.
  • Saturday, August 17th will be the camp recital at Geneva Presbyterian Church in Potomac starting at 9:30 am and ending with a reception around lunch time.

Prices for the programs are as follows:

  • before December 31, 2018 $629.00
  • by February 1st 2019 – $659.00
  • by April 15th 2019 – $729.00
  • by July 15th 2019 – $789.00
  • after July 15th 2019 – $849.00

For out of town guests, host families are available for your children at an additional rate.  Please inquire for a family match as soon as possible as openings are 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.

*Trombone players should email a recording or link to a performance of a lyrical etude or solo piece along with (3 minutes or less) and “F” and “G” major scales two octaves up and down.  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 enroll ONLINE HERE 

Online payment:  

Summer Boot Camp

or send a check payable to:

Washington Brass Institute
9910 Willow Tree Terrace
Rockville, MD 20850

Ken Wolff
Shires Artist
Principal Trombone, CWS
Exec. Dir. Private Teacher’s Guild
Tres Bone Trio
Dir. Washington Brass Inst.