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, 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.

Session Dates Guest Conductor
Session 1
Grades 5-8
June 18-24, 2023 Jason Rygg

Middle School Band – Grades 5-8 – June 18-24, 2023
$600 USD if registered before May 1 or $615 USD after May 1

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Band – Sessions 2, 3, 5 & 6

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, and fundamental classes (music theory).  All campers are encouraged to take private lessons with the artist-teaching staff.

Bands are divided by age with one band for middle school students (completing grades 6-8 or 7-8) and one band for high school students (completing grades 9-12).  Advanced players of all ages may also audition for the International Wind Ensemble that is designed to challenge campers.


Session Dates Guest Conductor
Session 2
Grades 6-12
June 25-July 1, 2023
Dr. Mark Hopkins – High School
Jason Rygg – Middle School
Session 3
Grades 6-12
July 2-8, 2023
Dr. Janet Song Kim – High School
Rebecca Warren – Middle School
Session 5
Grades 7-12
July 16-22, 2023
Dr. Angela Schroeder – High School
Verlene “Beanie” Stotts – Middle School
Session 6
Grades 9-12
July 23-29, 2023
Dr. Erik Kar Jun Leung – High School
2023 Band Sessions
$600 USD if registered before May 1 or $615 USD after May 1 

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2023 Band Guest Conductors

ConductorSession Info
Jason Rygg
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Bio
Middle School Band
Sessions 1 & 2
June 18-24 &
June 25-July 1, 2023
Dr. Mark Hopkins
Acadia University
Wolfville, Nova Scotia
Bio
High School Band
Session 2
June 25-July 1, 2023
Dr. Janet Song Kim
University of Connecticut
Manchester, Connecticut
Bio
High School Band
Session 3
July 2-8, 2023
Rebecca Warren
Mandan, North Dakota
Bio
Middle School Band
Session 3
July 2-8, 2023
Dr. Angela Schroeder
University of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta
Bio
High School Band
Session 5
July 16-22, 2023
Verlene "Beanie" Stotts
Fargo, North Dakota
Bio
Middle School Band
Session 5
July 16-22, 2023
Dr. Erik Kar Jun Leung
Oregon State University
Corvallis, Oregon
Bio
High School Band
Session 6
July 23-29, 2023

2023 Flute Faculty

Instructor InfoSession Info
Janelle Huber
Grand Forks, North Dakota
Bio
Session 1
June 18-24, 2023
Dr. Lisa Bost-Sandberg
University of North Dakota
Grand Forks, North Dakota
Bio
Website
Sessions 2 & 5
June 25-July 1, 2023 &
July 16-22, 2023
Dr. Rachel Haug
Winona State University
Shakopee, Minnesota
Bio
Session 2
June 25 - July 1, 2023
Katy Abraham
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Bio
Session 3
July 2-8, 2023
Laurel Ridd
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Bio
Sessions 5, 6 & 7
July 16 - August 1, 2023
Emily Sapa
Pittsburg, Pennsylvania
Bio
Sessions 5 & 6
July 16-29, 2023
Deb Harris
Concordia College
Moorhead, Minnesota
Bio
Session 6
July 23-29, 2023

2022 Oboe Faculty

Instructor InfoSession Info
Heather Guidry
Bemidji State University
Bemidji, Minnesota
Bio
Sessions 1 & 2
June 18 - July 1, 2023
Karen Tonneson
Souris, North Dakota
Bio
Session 3
July 3-9, 2022
Joanne Alme
Columbia, Maryland
Bio
Sessions 5 & 6
July 16-29, 2023

2022 Clarinet Faculty

Instructor InfoSession Info
Dr. Cassie Keogh
North Dakota State University
Fargo, North Dakota
Bio
Session 1
June 18-24, 2023
Dr. Jeremy Wohletz
Dickinson State University
Dickinson, North Dakota
Bio
Sessions 1 & 2
June 18 - July 1, 2023
Colin Mehmel
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Bio
Sessions 2 & 3
June 25 - July 8, 2023
Dr. Christopher Kirkpatrick
University of Montana
Missoula, Montana
Bio
Sessions 5 & 6
July 17-30, 2022
Dr. Jana Starling
Western University
London, Ontario
Bio
Sessions 5 & 6
July 17-30, 2022
Dr. Charles Young
Minot State University
Minot, North Dakota
Bio
Session 7
July 30 - August 2, 2022
José Romero
Fargo, North Dakota
Session 7
July 30 - August 2, 2022

2022 Bassoon Faculty

Instructor InfoSession Info
Dr. Cody Hunter
Mayville State University
Hatton, North Dakota
Bio
Sessions 1 & 5
June 19-25, 2022 & July 17-23, 2022
Chris Piecuch
Memphis, Tennessee
Bio
Sessions 2 & 3
June 25 - July 8, 2023
Russell Peterson
Concordia College
Moorhead, Minnesota
Bio
Session 6
July 23-29, 2023
Dr. Charles Young
Minot State University
Minot, North Dakota
Bio
Session 7
July 30 - August 2, 2022

2022 Saxophone Faculty

Instructor InfoSession Info
Sara Baumann
Mandan, North Dakota
Bio
Session 1
June 19-25, 2022
Aren Teerhuis
Brandon, Manitoba
Bio
Session 1
June 18-24, 2023
Dr. Scott Sandberg
Conn-Selmer & Selmer Paris Performing Artist
University of North Dakota
Grand Forks, North Dakota
Bio
Website
Sessions 2, 5, 6 & 7
June 25 - July 1, 2023 &
July 16 - August 1, 2023
Chris Piecuch
Memphis, Tennessee
Bio
Sessions 2 & 3
June 25 - July 8, 2023
José Romero
Fargo, North Dakota
Bio
Sessions 3 & 7
July 3-9, 2022 &
July 30 - August 2, 2022
Dr. Charles Young
Minot State University
Minot, North Dakota
Bio
Sessions 5 & 7
July 16-22, 2023 &
July 30 - August 2, 2022

2022 Trumpet Faculty

Instructor InfoSession Info
Dr. Jeremy Brekke
North Dakota State University
Fargo, North Dakota
Bio
Session 1
June 19-25, 2022
Dr. Cory Driscoll
University of North Dakota
East Grand Forks, Minnesota
Bio
Sessions 1 & 2
June 18 - July 1, 2023
Scott Guidry
Bemidji State University
Bemidji, Minnesota
Bio
Sessions 1 & 2
June 18 - July 1, 2023
Dr. Erika Izaguirre
Concordia College
Moorhead, Minnesota
Bio
Website
Session 3
July 3-9, 2022
Jeni Taylor
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Bio
Sessions 3 & 5
July 2 - 8, 2023 &
July 16-22, 2023
Josh Decker
Ohio Wesleyan University
Columbus, Ohio
Bio
Website
Session 5, 6 & 7
July 17 - August 2, 2022
Dr. Kyle Norris
Williston State College
Williston, North Dakota
Bio
Sessions 5 & 6
July 16-29, 2023

2023 French Horn Faculty

Instructor InfoSession Info
Arlene Shiplett
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Bio
Sessions 1 & 2
June 18 - July 1, 2023
Miaoqian Liu
Nacogdoches, Texas
Bio
Session 3
July 2-8, 2023
Marshall Sealy
Conn-Selmer Performing Artist
Newark, New Jersey
Bio
Sessions 5, 6 & 7
July 16-August 1, 2023

2022 Trombone Faculty

Instructor InfoSession Info
Jon Baumann
Mandan, North Dakota
Bio
Session 1
June 19-25, 2022
Joel Pugh PicDr. Joel Pugh
University of North Dakota
Grand Forks, North Dakota
Bio
Session 1
June 18-24, 2023
Dr. Dan Hinman
University of Mary
Bismarck, North Dakota
Bio
Session 2
June 26-July 2, 2022
TBA
Bio
Session 3
July 2-8, 2023
Ryan Christianson
Chicago, Illinois
Bio
Sessions 5 & 6
July 12-25, 2020
aaron-wilson-picDr. Aaron Wilson
Brandon University
Willson Trombone Performing Artist
Brandon, Manitoba
Bio
Sessions 5 & 6
July 17-30, 2022
Paul Murray
East Grand Forks, Minnesota
Bio
Session 7
July 29 - August 1, 2023

2023 Euphonium Faculty

Instructor InfoSession Info
Joel Pugh PicDr. Joel Pugh
University of North Dakota
Grand Forks, North Dakota
Bio
Sessions 1, 2, 6 & 7
June 18-July 1, 2023 &
July 23-August 1, 2023
Lauren Husting
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Bio
Session 3
July 2-8, 2023
Stewart Smith
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, MB
Bio
Session 5
July 16-22, 2023

2022 Tuba Faculty

Instructor InfoSession Info
Dr. Jacob Grewe
University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire
Anoka, Minnesota
Bio
Sessions 1 & 2
June 18 - July 1, 2023
Ben Bussey
Concordia University
McPhail Center for Music
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Bio
Session 3
July 2-8, 2023
Connor Challey
North Dakota State University
Fargo, North Dakota
Bio
Session 5
July 16-22, 2023
Mark Preece
University of Regina
Besson Performing Artist and
Performing Artist for LefreQue Sound Bridges
Regina, Saskatchewan
Bio
Sessions 6 & 7
July 24-30, 2022

2022 Percussion Faculty

Instructor InfoSession Info
Tom Christianson
University of Jamestown & Concordia College
Fargo, North Dakota
Bio
Sessions 1, 6 & 7
June 18-24, 2023 &
July 23 - August 1, 2023
Dr. Sigurd Johnson
North Dakota State University
Yamaha, Sabian Cymbals, Evans Drumheads
and Vic Firth Sticks and Mallets Performing Artist
Fargo, North Dakota
Bio
Website
Session 1
June 18-24, 2023
Vicki Peterson Jenks
Yamaha Performing Artist
Wild Rose, Wisconsin
Bio
Website
Sessions 2 & 3
June 25 - July 8, 2023
Dr. Kenyon Williams
Minnesota State University - Moorhead
Yamaha, Latin Percussion, Innovative
Sticks and Mallets, and Coyle Steel Drums
Performing Artist
Moorhead, Minnesota
Bio
Session 2
June 25 - July 1, 2023
Matt Abraham
Ludwig Musser & Ludwig Drums Performing Artist
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Bio
Session 3
July 2-8, 2023
Victoria Sparks
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra
Yamaha Performing Artist
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Bio
Session 5
July 17-23, 2022
Nick Meyers PicDr. Nicholaus Meyers
East Central University
Ada, Oklahoma
Bio
Website
Sessions 5 & 6
July 16-29, 2023

2022 Instrument Repair

Instructor InfoSession Info
Mark Schmedinghoff
Sioux City, Iowa
Bio
Session 1
June 19-24, 2023
Elise Piecuch
Stoughton, Wisconsin
Bio
Sessions 2 & 3
June 25 - July 8, 2023
Dwight VanTol
Sioux City, IA
Bio
Session 5
July 16-22, 2023
Grace Miller
Red Wing, Minnesota
Bio
Sessions 6 & 7
July 23 - August 1, 2023
Jennifer BeckerJennifer Becker
String Repair
St. Paul, Minnesota
Bio
Sessions 6 & 7
July 24 - August 2, 2022