The Boca West Foundation will once again make it possible for 200 low income students to attend Band Camp at FAU. The 2017 Band Camp will take place from Monday, July 24 through Friday, July 28 under the direction of Kyle Prescott on FAU's Boca Raton campus and will include students from Highland Elementary and South Glades Elementary in Lake Worth; Plumosa School of the Arts in Delray; KEC Canal Point and Pahokee Elementary in Belle Glade; and Bear Lakes Middle School in West Palm Beach. Students receive rigorous personal instruction from FAU music student counselors, the schools’ music directors (who serve as senior camp counselors), and guest music instructors (often talented FAU music alumni). Camp consists of individual private lessons, sectional/master classes of similar instruments, music appreciation classes, music theory classes and ensemble rehearsals that include the beginning band (students just learning an instrument) and the advanced band (students who have played for 1-2 years). Campers also receive daily snacks and lunch, they enjoy time with fellow “like minded” musicians from other schools, and twice during the week, they enjoy FAU’s swimming pool located on the other side of campus. Camp culminates with a concert on Friday afternoon.
Laurie Carney, FAU Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters Development Officer and Arthur Adler, Chair of the Boca West Foundation Board.