Band

Middle School Band

The Middle School Band program is a one-week band program held during the Session 1 for campers who have studied their instrument for only one or two years. This program is designed to give campers a full band experience, and also to learn music theory, attend master classes, participate in jazz band and study privately with an artist-teacher.  This session is open to students completing grades 5-8 with only one or two years of playing experience.

All of the dormitory space for boys in Session 1 has been filled.  Please call our office at 701-263-4211 to be placed on the waitlist.  Registration for girls is still open online.

Session Dates Guest Conductor
Session 1
Grades 5-8
June 18-24, 2017 Jason Rygg

Middle School Band
$400.00 USD if registered before May 1/$415.00 USD after May 1

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Middle School & High School Band

Band programs are held during Sessions 2, 3, 5 & 6.  In addition to full band rehearsals, campers have opportunities to participate in chamber ensembles, jazz bands, sectionals, master classes, Fundamental classes (music theory) and reading bands.  All campers are encouraged to take private lessons with the artist-teaching staff.  The Middle School sessions are open to students completing grades 6 or 7-8 who have played two or more years.  The High School sessions are for students completing grades 9-12.  Campers may be selected to participate in the International Wind Ensemble (IWE), designed to challenge the advanced player.


Session Dates Guest Conductor
Session 2
Grades 6-12
June 25-July 1, 2017
Dr. Darrin Oehlerking – High School
Jason Rygg – Middle School
Session 3
Grades 6-12
July 2-8, 2017
Dr. Angela Schroeder – High School
Cheryl Ferguson – Middle School
Session 5
Grades 7-12
July 16-22, 2017
Marcellus Brown – High School
Alexis Silver – Middle School
Session 6
Grades 9-12
July 23-29, 2017
Dr. Scott Jones – High School

Band
$400.00 USD if registered before May 1/$415.00 USD after May 1 

Add a set of two Private Lessons with one of our Artist Faculty for only $35!

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2017 Band Guest Conductors

Conductor Session Info
Jason Rygg
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Bio
Middle School Band
Session 1 & 2
June 18-24 & June 25-July 1, 2017
darrin-oehlerking-pic-2Dr. Darrin Oehlerking
University of Saskatchewan
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Bio
High School Band
Session 2
June 25-July 1, 2017
angela-schroeder-pic-1Dr. Angela Schroeder
University of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta
Bio
High School Band
Session 3
July 2-8, 2017
cheryl-ferguson-pic-1Cheryl Ferguson
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Bio
Junior High Band
Session 3
July 2-8, 2017
Symphonic Winds, Marcellus Brown, Morrison CenterMarcellus Brown
Boise State University
Boise, Idaho
Bio
High School Band
Session 5
July 16-22, 2017
alexis-silver-pic-1Alexis Silver
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Bio
Junior High Band
Session 5
July 16-22, 2017
scott-jones-pic-1Dr. Scott Jones
The Ohio State University
Columbus, Ohio
Bio
High School Band
Session 6
July 23-29, 2017

2017 Flute Faculty

Instructor Info Session Info
nancy-hennen-picNancy Hennen
Brandon University
Brandon, Manitoba
Bio
Session 1
June 18-24, 2017
Dr. Huei-Mei Jhou
Edison, New Jersey
Bio
Website
Session 1
June 18-24, 2017
Elizabeth Demme PicDr. Elizabeth Demme
Minot State University
Minot, North Dakota
Bio
Session 2
June 25-July 1, 2017
Katy Abraham
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Bio
Session 3
July 2-8, 2017
Dr. Tiana Grise
Minnesota State University - Moorhead
Moorhead, Minnesota
Bio
Session 3
July 2-8, 2017
Dr. Lisa Bost-Sandberg
University of North Dakota
Grand Forks, North Dakota
Bio
Website
Session 5
July 16-22, 2017
Laurel Ridd
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Bio
Sessions 5, 6 & 7
July 16-August 1, 2017
Emily Sapa
Amhest, Massachusetts
Bio
Sessions 5 & 6
July 16-29, 2017
Deb Harris
Concordia College
Moorhead, Minnesota
Bio
Session 6
July 23-29, 2017

2017 Oboe Faculty

Instructor Info Session Info
Heather Guidry PicHeather Guidry
Bemidji State University
Bemidji, Minnesota
Bio
Sessions 1 & 2
June 18-July 1, 2017
Dr. Stephanie Carlson
Concordia College
Moorhead, Minnesota
Bio
Session 3
July 2-8, 2017
Joanne Alme
Columbia, Maryland
Bio
Sessions 5, 6, & 7
July 16-August 1, 2017

2017 Clarinet Faculty

Instructor Info Session Info
Lisa Perry
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Bio
Sessions 1 & 2
June 18-July 1, 2017
Michelle Lucia-Ingle
Northland College
Grand Forks, North Dakota
Bio
Sessions 1 & 3
June 18-24, 2017
July 2-8, 2017
Dr. Gail Zugger
Capitol University
Gahanna, Ohio
Bio
Sessions 2 & 3
June 25-July 8, 2017
Chris Kirkpatrick PicDr. Christopher Kirkpatrick
University of Montana
Missoula, Montana
Website
Session 5 & 6
July 16-29, 2017
Dr. Jana Starling
University of Western Ontario
London, Ontario
Website
Bio
Sessions 5 & 6
July 16-29, 2017

2017 Bassoon Faculty

Instructor Info Session Info
Dr. Cody Hunter
Mayville State University
Hatton, North Dakota
Bio
Session 1
June 18-24, 2017
Chris Piecuch
Memphis, Tennessee
Bio
Sessions 2 & 3
June 25-July 8, 2017
Alex Eastley
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Bio
Session 5
July 16-22, 2017
Russell Peterson
Concordia College
Moorhead, Minnesota
Bio
Session 6
July 23-29, 2017

2017 Saxophone Faculty

Instructor Info Session Info
Monte Grise PhotoDr. Monte Grise
Minnesota State University - Moorhead
Moorhead, Minnesota
Bio
Session 1
June 18-24, 2017
Jason Laczkoski
Yamaha Performing Artist
Valley City State University
Valley City, North Dakota
Bio
Session 1
June 18-24, 2017
Dr. Scott Sandberg
Conn-Selmer & Selmer Paris Performing Artist
University of North Dakota
Grand Forks, North Dakota
Bio
Website
Sessions 2 & 5
June 25-July 1, 2017 &
July 16-22, 2017
Chris Piecuch
Memphis, Tennessee
Bio
Sessions 2 & 3
June 25-July 8, 2017
Glen Gillis PicDr. Glen Gillis
Selmer Performing Artist
University of Saskatchewan
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Bio

Session 3
July 2-8, 2017
Dale Hallack
Reno, Nevada
Sessions 5, 6 & 7
July 16-August 1, 2017
Jenelle Orcherton PicJenelle Orcherton
Urbana, Illinois
Bio
Session 6
July 23-29, 2017

2017 Trumpet Faculty

Instructor Info Session Info
Scott Guidry
Bemidji State University
Bemidji, Minnesota
Bio
Sessions 1 & 2
June 18-July 1, 2017
Dr. Jeremy Brekke
North Dakota State University
Fargo, North Dakota
Bio
Session 1
June 18-24, 2017
Cory Driscoll
Tucson, Arizona
Bio
Session 1
June 19-24, 2017
Mark Nelson
South Dakota Symphony Orchestra
East Grand Forks, Minnesota
Bio
Session 2
June 25-July 1, 2017
Jeni Taylor
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Bio
Sessions 3 & 5
July 2-8, 2017 &
July 16-22, 2017
Dr. Ken Jimenez
Fargo, North Dakota
Bio
Session 3
July 2-8, 2017
Dr. Larry Griffin
Ohio Wesleyan University
Conn Selmer Performing Artist
Delaware, Ohio
Bio
Session 5, 6 & 7
July 16-August 1, 2017
Dr. Kyle Norris
Williston State College
Williston, North Dakota
Bio
Sessions 5 & 6
July 16-29, 2017

2017 French Horn Faculty

Instructor Info Session Info
Arlene Shiplett
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Bio
Sessions 1 & 2
June 18-July 1, 2017
Melissa Morey PicMelissa Morey
Gustavus Adolphus College
Concordia University-St. Paul
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Bio
Website
Session 3
July 2-8, 2017
Marshall Sealy
Conn-Selmer Performing Artist
Newark, New Jersey
Bio
Sessions 5, 6 & 7
July 16-August 1, 2017

2017 Trombone Faculty

Instructor Info Session Info
Dr. James Adams
Valley City State University
Valley City, North Dakota
Bio
Session 1
June 18-24, 2017
Joel Pugh PicDr. Joel Pugh
University of North Dakota
Grand Forks, North Dakota
Bio
Session 1
June 18-24, 2017
Dr. Thomas Zugger
Edwards Performing Artist
Capitol University
Gahanna, Ohio
Bio
Sessions 2 & 3
June 25-July 8, 2017
Dr. Nat Dickey
Concordia College
Moorhead, Minnesota
Bio
Session 5
July 16-22, 2017
aaron-wilson-picDr. Aaron Wilson
Brandon University
Brandon, Manitoba
Bio
Sessions 5 & 6
July 16-29, 2017
Craig Goettle
Lincoln, North Dakota
Bio
Sessions 6 & 7
July 23-August 1, 2017

2017 Euphonium Faculty

Instructor Info Session Info
Joel Pugh PicDr. Joel Pugh
University of North Dakota
Grand Forks, North Dakota
Bio
Sessions 1, 2, 6 & 7
June 18-July 1, 2017 &
July 23-August 1, 2017
Jessica Perkins PicJessica Perkins
Northern State University
Aberdeen, South Dakota
Bio
Session 3
July 2-8, 2017
James D. Thornton
Dickinson, North Dakota
Bio
Session 5
July 16-22, 2017

2017 Tuba Faculty

Instructor Info Session Info
Jacob Grewe
University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire
Madison, Wisconsin
Bio
Sessions 1 & 2
June 18-July 1, 2017
Karl Ortman
Lewistown, Montana
Session 3
July 2-8, 2017
Davd Rolandson PicDr. David Rolandson
Minot State University
Minot, North Dakota
Bio
Session 5
July 16-22, 2017
Dr. Devin Otto
University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh
Oshkosh, Wisconsin
Bio
Website
Sessions 6 & 7
July 23-August 1, 2017

2017 Percussion Faculty

Instructor Info Session Info
Tom Christianson
University of Jamestown & Concordia College
Fargo, North Dakota
Bio
Sessions 1, 6 & 7
June 18-24, 2017 &
July 29-August 1, 2017
Dr. Sigurd Johnson
Yamaha, Sabian Cymbals, Evans Drumheads
and Vic Firth Sticks and Mallets Performing Artist
North Dakota State University
Fargo, North Dakota
Bio
Website
Session 1
June 18-24, 2017
vicki-jenks-picVicki Peterson Jenks
Yamaha, Mike Balter Mallets, Vic Firth Sticks,
and Sabian Cymbals Performing Artist
Wild Rose, Wisconsin
Bio
Sessions 2 & 3
June 25-July 8, 2017
Dr. Kenyon Williams
Yamaha, Latin Percussion, Innovative
Sticks and Mallets, and Coyle Steel Drums Performing Artist
Minnesota State University - Moorhead
Moorhead, Minnesota
Bio
Session 2
June 25-July 1, 2017
Matt Abraham
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Bio
Session 3
July 2-8, 2017
Victoria Sparks
Brandon University
Brandon, Manitoba
Bio
Session 5
July 16-22, 2017
Nick Meyers PicDr. Nicholaus Meyers
Valley City State University
Valley City, North Dakota
Bio
Sessions 5 & 6
July 16-29, 2017
Jamie V. Ryan
Pro Mark Performing Artist
Eastern Illinois University
Urbana, Illinois
Bio
Session 6
July 23-29, 2017

2017 Instrument Repair

Instructor Info Session Info
David Stern
Fargo, North Dakota
Session 1
June 18-24, 2017
David Johnson
Bio
Sessions 2 & 3
June 25-July 8, 2017
Ken JiminezDr. Ken Jimenez
Fargo, North Dakota
Bio
Sessions 5, 6 & 7
July 16-August 1, 2017
Jennifer BeckerJennifer Becker
String Repair
St. Paul, Minnesota
Bio
Sessions 6 & 7
July 23-August 1, 2017