SWOSU Band Camp Expects Nearly 500 Students


Southwestern Oklahoma State University's Department of Music will host its 55th annual Band Camp July 11-16 on the Weatherford campus, and the camp is expected to draw a near capacity of 500 students.

The SWOSU Band Camp is open to students who have completed grades 6-12.  Registration will be in the SWOSU Fine Arts Center lobby this Sunday, July 11, from 1-4 p.m.

Over 60 experienced and talented music directors from across the region will assist camp director Dr. Keith Talley and other SWOSU music faculty in teaching classes and rehearsals at the camp.

The camp will consist of five concert bands, two jazz ensembles and over 30 elective classes. Conducting the concert bands will be: Honor Band, Dr. Stephen Gage, Youngstown State University, Youngstown, Ohio; Symphonic Band, Bryan Myers, Mustang; Concert Band, Jim Parham, Stratford, TX; Cadet Band, Danny Bell, Idabel, TX; and Prep Band,  Roger Sharp, Mustang.         

The final concert for the camp will take place on Friday, July 16, at 2 p.m. in the Fine Arts Center Auditorium.  Admission is free, and the public is invited and encouraged to attend.        

For more information, visit the SWOSU music camp website at www.swosucamps.com or call the SWOSU Music Camp Office 580.774.3296.