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New Jersey Youth Symphony

Orchestral Camp: Winds/Brass/Percussion Session

Join the NJYS Orchestral Camp this summer for a fun and rewarding experience in either the Winds/Brass/Percussion Session or String Session. Each day, both sessions will join forces to create the NJYS Summer Festival Orchestra and perform a final concert on Saturday, July 6.

The Summer Winds/Brass/Percussion Session is designed to continue progress built during the school year for the young wind player. Campers will play in a full camp wind ensemble with music arranged for the camp’s specific instrumentation. Every student will learn to play a secondary instrument from the family of “less common” band instruments. This ranges from bassoon, oboe, trombone, French horn, and tuba and varies from year to year. Students will choose their secondary instrument on the first day of camp with the help of our Summer Winds Camp staff.

Winds/Brass/Percussion Session welcomes two types of students:

  • Early stage players: 1 to 2 years of experience, beginning to learn the full potential range.
  • Later stage players: 3+ years of experience on a primary instrument or exploring a secondary instrument such as bassoon, oboe, trombone, horn, and tuba.

Secondary Instrument Option: Any student embarking on a new instrument for the school year or contemplating a switch can spend the entire camp on the new instrument.

Registration Deadline: May 1
No camp: 6/29, 6/30, and 7/4

Recommended for students whose playing level is between NJYS Solo Levels 1-2, and in 9th grade or younger. Visit for solo levels.

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