It’s safe to say the Town’s summer music and art camp is an institution. It’s been 78 years and counting, but on Wednesday, July 30, the camp hosted its annual summer concert at Central Middle School. The camp offers a morning music program with daily orchestra, band, and jazz rehearsals. There are also piano, guitar and bass players who play (by permission) in the Jazz Ensemble.
At Wednesday’s performance, the junior strings group, directed by Giulia Sanford, performed Summer Stomp, Canon in D, Pirates of the Caribbean, Night in Vienna and Dragon Slayer.
The junior band, directed by Peter Hohmeister performed Stonehenge, Celtic Air and Dance and El Pato Loco.
Senior strings, directed by Aaron Lofaro, performed Spirit of the American West, The James Bond theme, and Viva la Vida and Happy from Despicable Me 2.
The senior band directed by Tom Miner performed highlights from “Aladdin,” Chester Variations, A Scottish Ballade and Gershwin Classics.
The combined bands played Battle Quest and Trombones for President.
The art curriculum included pen and ink, watercolors, oils, linoleum block, paper mache, and more. Previous experience is not necessary for the art program. The only requirement is that students enjoy art!