Brass Clinic - June 3, 2017
CrownLEARNING is an educational program of the Crown organization and part of our ever-growing mission to help young performers reach their potential while developing excellence in music and visual arts.
These camps/clinics have a side-by-side format where the experience involves interaction with some of the best educators in the country in brass, percussion and color guard from both the band and drum corps communities. Students will have an active curriculum that will enable them to return to their schools with a deepened experience and confidence.
The students will also have the ability to watch the Carolina Crown rehearse and interact with the members all while staying in a safe and secure campus life environment. What better way to help train the young adults in your organization to become leaders and quality performers.
Gardner-Webb University is located at 110 S. Main St. Boiling Springs, North Carolina 28017 and can easily be Google mapped or input into your GPS system. It is approximately 52 miles west of downtown Charlotte, NC, 30 miles west of Gastonia, NC, and 77 miles southeast of Asheville, NC.
Airport - Charlotte Douglas International Airport - www.charmeck.org/Departments/Airport/home.htm - is served by 11 airlines, countless daily departures, which many are nonstop from major US destinations. The airlines that fly direct include:
- American Airlines
- US Airways
- US Airways Express
- Jet Blue
Parent Housing - Parents are welcome to travel with you and visit anytime during the camp. Gardner-Webb will not be providing dorm rooms for parents. Parents can find great hotel rates near the Gardner-Webb Campus such as:
Crown Brass Staff
The curriculum for the weekend and day camps will walk the students through all the necessary facets of the fundimentals of their particular skill, helping them grow toward a moderte to advanced level of knowledge. The students will be empowered with the information to take these basic techniques and training and enhance them with tried and true coaching that will enable them to become the best performers possible.
DID YOU ATTEND CrownLEARNING LAST YEAR? Don't worry, the groups will be broken into smaller groups based on your abilities. You will be able to refresh your memory and continue where you left off from your last CrownLEARNING experience.
Brass Day Clinic - Curriculum for the Day will include:
- Air & Breathing Techniques
- Embouchure Development
- Finger Technique
- Long Tone
- Style & Articulation
- Pitch & Intonation
- Balance and Blend of the Ensemble
FOR ALL CAMPS & CLINIC DAYS - students will receive prizes and giveaways provided by Carolina Crown sponsors including Yamaha, Vic Firth, Remo, Zildjian, and more.
What to Bring
Below is a list of things to bring:
No dress code is enforced. Students should dress comfortably while keeping in mind an atmosphere of professional learning must be allowed to exist and your attire cannot interfere with your fellow participant's ability to experience the camp curriculum to its fullest.
Much of the camp will take place outdoors. We encourage proper sun protection at all times. The weather in North Carolina at this time of year is very unpredictable, so students should bring clothing for all weather extremes.
AN IMPORTANT NOTE - The campus of Gardner-Webb is a non-smoking campus and so will this clinic. Please refrain from smoking while anywhere on campus grounds. Also, any activities by any of the camp attendees that might be deemed as illegal will be treated appropriately. No warnings and no calls home before action is taken. Please make sure that we all act as professional young adults and there will be no issues. Students that do not adhere to this policy might face dismissal from this clinic and will not be reimbursed their tuition.
8:15 AM - Registration
9:00 AM - Session #1 - Brass 101, Tone, Embouchure Dev., Pitch
10:15 AM - Break
10:30 AM - Session #2 - Brass 201, Conditioning, Posture, Timing
12:00 PM - Lunch
1:00 PM - Session #3 - Putting it on the Move
1:45 PM - Break
2:00 PM - Session #4 - Brass 301, Style & Articulation, Finger Tech, Air & Breathing
5:00 PM - Dinner
6:00 PM - Session #5 - Performance Prep Session
9:00 PM - Wrap-Up/Depart