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UNI to offer Junior Band Camp for students with limited marching band experience<br>

May 5, 2003

Rod Chesnutt, UNI assistant professor of music, (319) 273-2173
Vicki Grimes, University Marketing & Public Relations, (319) 273-2761

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Some 60-100 Iowa middle school students are expected on the University of Northern Iowa campus June 23-27 for the inaugural session of the Junior Band Camp. The event is sponsored bv the UNI School of Music and facilitated by UNI's Conference & Event Services.

Guest conductor and clinician for the camp is Marguerite Wilder, who has conducted honor bands throughout the United States, Canada, England, Italy, Turkey and Australia. Her clinics on motivational techniques for beginning band are often featured at state and national conventions.

Students will take master classes and have small group instruction, rehearsing in UNI's Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center. Sight reading, music composition and participation in percussion ensembles and brass and woodwind choirs also will be included. The camp will conclude with a final concert on the stage at Overman Park in downtown Cedar Falls, as part of the city's Sturgis Falls celebration.

Both resident and commuting student registrations are available. More information on specific camp content is available from Rod Chesnutt, UNI assistant professor of music, at (319) 273-2173, or by e-mail to Registration information is available from UNI Conference and Event Services at (319) 273-6899 or 1-800-782-9519. Registration is due by May 23.