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Band Camp (ages 11-17)

A group of young people playing instruments

Calling all brass players, woodwind players, and percussionists!

Meet and make music with band students from different programs. Complete with chamber music, large ensemble, and instrument-specific technique classes. Two years prior experience is recommended. 

Students should bring their own instruments, though some instruments are available to rent. Students will be placed in a chamber ensemble based on instrument type.

There will be limited space in our Band Camps this year so register now to secure your spot!

Course details

Date: TBD
Time: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. (Drop-off at 7:45 a.m. & pick-up by 5 p.m.)
Location: UNB Fredericton (campus map)
10 Mackay Drive
Marshall d'Avray Hall
Price: $235*
Instructor: Julian Smerdon
*Plus HST for campers aged 15 and older

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PortraitJulian Smerdon has been teaching at UNB camp since its inception in 1993. He was an Itinerant Music Instructor in Toronto and Etobicoke from 1993 to 1999 and has been teaching classroom instrumental music programs in schools since 1998.

Julian’s bands and small ensembles regularly perform at the Kiwanis Music Festival and Music Fest in Toronto. Julian has had groups perform at a TEDx conference at the Science Centre in Toronto and they have also performed at the Ontario Music Educators’ Association Conference. Julian has organized and taken trips for Concert Band, Jazz Band and Choir to France, Austria, Czech Republic, Italy and several US cities. Since coming to Trafalgar Castle School in Whitby, Ontario in 2011, Julian has built a strong band and string performance program with a focus on extra-curricular band and chamber music.

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