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 16-22, 2024 Jason Rygg

Middle School Band – Grades 5-8 – June 16-22, 2024
$630 USD if registered before May 1 or $645 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 23-29, 2024
Dr. Corey Pompey – High School
Jason Rygg – Middle School
Session 3
Grades 6-12
June 30-July 6, 2024
Dr. Patricia Cornett – High School
Verlene “Beanie” Stotts – Middle School
Session 5
Grades 7-12
July 14-20, 2024
Dr. Carolyn Barber – High School
Kenley Kristofferson – Middle School
Session 6
Grades 9-12
July 21-27, 2024
Dr. Peter Haberman – High School
2024 Band Sessions
$630 USD if registered before May 1 or $645 USD after May 1 

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2024 Band Guest Conductors

ConductorSession Info
Jason Rygg
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Bio
Middle School Band
Sessions 1 & 2
June 16-22 &
June 23-29, 2024
Dr. Corey Pompey
University of Wisconsin - Madison
Fitchburg, Wisconsin
Bio
High School Band
Session 2
June 23-29, 2024
Dr. Patricia Cornett
Temple University
Mount Ephraim, New Jersey
Bio
High School Band
Session 3
June 30-July 6, 2024
Verlene "Beanie" Stotts
Fargo, North Dakota
Bio
Middle School Band
Session 3
June 30-July 6, 2024
Dr. Carolyn Barber
University of Nebraska - Lincoln
Lincoln, Nebraska
Bio
High School Band
Session 5
July 14-20, 2024
Kenley Kristofferson
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Bio
Middle School Band
Session 5
July 14-20, 2024
Dr. Peter Haberman
Concordia College
Moorhead, Minnesota
Bio
High School Band
Session 6
July 21-27, 2024

2024 Flute Faculty

Instructor InfoSession Info
Charmaine Bacon
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Bio
Sessions 1 & 2
June 16-29, 2024
Janelle Huber
Grand Forks, North Dakota
Bio
Session 1
June 16-22, 2024
Dr. Elizabeth Robinson
South Dakota State University
Brookings, South Dakota
Bio
Sessions 2 & 3
June 23-July 6, 2024
Shari Boschee
Grand Forks, North Dakota
Bio
Session 3
June 30 - July 6, 2024
Dr. Paula Gudmundson
University of Minnesota - Duluth
Duluth, Minnesota
Bio
Session 5
July 14-20, 2024
Laurel Ridd
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Bio
Sessions 5, 6 & 7
July 14-30, 2024
Emily Sapa
Pittsburg, Pennsylvania
Bio
Sessions 5 & 6
July 14-27, 2024
Deb Harris
Concordia College
Moorhead, Minnesota
Bio
Session 6
July 21-27, 2024

2024 Oboe Faculty

Instructor InfoSession Info
Heather Guidry
Bemidji State University
Bemidji, Minnesota
Bio
Sessions 1 & 2
June 16-29, 2024
Brendon Bushman
St. Cloud, Minnesota
Bio
Session 3
June 30 - July 6, 2024
Joanne Alme
Columbia, Maryland
Bio
Sessions 5, 6 & 7
July 14-30, 2024

2024 Clarinet Faculty

Instructor InfoSession Info
Dr. Katrina Clements
Valley City State University
Valley City, North Dakota
Bio
Website
Session 1
June 16-22, 2024
Dr. Jeremy Wohletz
Dickinson State University
Dickinson, North Dakota
Bio
Sessions 1 & 2
June 16-29, 2024
Colin Mehmel
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Bio
Sessions 2 & 3
June 23 - July 6, 2024
Chris Byman
Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Bio
Session 3
June 30 - July 6, 2024
Dr. Christopher Kirkpatrick
University of Montana
Missoula, Montana
Bio
Session 5
July 14-20, 2024
Dr. Jana Starling
Western University
London, Ontario
Bio
Session 5
July 14-20, 2024
Andrew Mahonen
Bemidji State University
Bemidji, Minnesota
Bio
Sessions 6 & 7
July 21-30, 2024
Hwan Gyu Cho
Brandon University Eckhardt-Gramatté Conservatory of Music
Brandon, Manitoba
Bio
Sessions 6 & 7
July 21-30, 2024

2024 Bassoon Faculty

Instructor InfoSession Info
Chris Piecuch
Memphis, Tennessee
Bio
Sessions 1 & 2
June 16-29, 2024
Dr. Cody Hunter
Stephen F. Austin State University
Nacogdoches, Texas
Bio
Session 3
June 30 - July 6, 2024
Dr. Martin Van Klompenberg
North Dakota State University
Fargo, North Dakota
Bio
Sessions 5 & 7
July 14-20, 2024 &
July 27-30, 2024
Russell Peterson
Concordia College
Moorhead, Minnesota
Bio
Session 6
July 21-27, 2024

2024 Saxophone Faculty

Instructor InfoSession Info
Jason Laczkoski
Dakota Wesleyan University
Mitchell, South Dakota
Bio
Sessions 1 & 5
June 16-22, 2024 & July 14-20, 2024
Chris Piecuch
Memphis, Tennessee
Bio
Sessions 1 & 2
June 16-29, 2024
Dr. Yiqun Chen
South Dakota State University
D'Addario Woodwinds & Yamaha Performing Artist
Brookings, South Dakota
Bio
Session 3
June 30 - July 6, 2024
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 23-29, 2024 &
July 14-30, 2024

2024 Trumpet Faculty

Instructor InfoSession Info
Dr. Cory Driscoll
University of North Dakota
East Grand Forks, Minnesota
Bio
Sessions 1 & 2
June 16-29, 2024
Scott Guidry
Bemidji State University
Bemidji, Minnesota
Bio
Sessions 1 & 2
June 16-29, 2024
Dr. Byron Ward
Mayville State University
Fargo, North Dakota
Bio
Session 1
June 16-22, 2024
Shannon Little
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Bio
Session 3
June 30 - July 6, 2024
Jeni Taylor
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Bio
Sessions 3 & 5
June 30 - July 6, 2024 &
July 14-20, 2024
Dr. Larry Griffin
Ohio Wesleyan University
Columbus, Ohio
Bio
Session 5, 6 & 7
July 14-30, 2024
Dr. Kyle Norris
Buena Vista University
Storm Lake, Iowa
Bio
Sessions 5 & 6
July 14-27, 2024

2024 French Horn Faculty

Instructor InfoSession Info
Arlene Shiplett
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Bio
Sessions 1 & 2
June 16-29, 2024
Miaoqian Liu
Nacogdoches, Texas
Bio
Session 3
June 30 - July 6, 2024
Marshall Sealy
Conn-Selmer Performing Artist
Newark, New Jersey
Bio
Sessions 5, 6 & 7
July 14-30, 2024

2024 Trombone Faculty

Instructor InfoSession Info
Kurtis Johnson
Brandon, Manitoba
Session 1
June 16-22, 2024
Joel Pugh PicDr. Joel Pugh
University of North Dakota
Besson/Courtois Performing Artist
Grand Forks, North Dakota
Bio
Session 1
June 16-22, 2024
Dr. Nora Wilson
Brandon University
Brandon, Manitoba
Bio
Session 2
June 23-29, 2024
Lauren Husting
St. Cloud State University
Hamline University
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Bio
Session 3
June 30 - July 6, 2024
Ryan Christianson
Chicago, Illinois
Bio
Sessions 5 & 6
July 14-27, 2024
Erik Larson
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Bio
Sessions 5 & 6
July 14-27, 2024
Tom Mortenson
University of Mary
Bismarck, North Dakota
Bio
Session 7
July 27-30, 2024

2024 Euphonium Faculty

Instructor InfoSession Info
Joel Pugh PicDr. Joel Pugh
University of North Dakota
Besson/Courtois Performing Artist
Grand Forks, North Dakota
Bio
Sessions 1, 2, 6 & 7
June 16-29, 2024 &
July 21-30, 2024
Ben Bussey
Concordia University
McPhail Center for Music
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Bio
Session 3
June 30-July 6, 2024
Stewart Smith
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, MB
Bio
Session 5
July 14-20, 2024

2024 Tuba Faculty

Instructor InfoSession Info
Dr. Jacob Grewe
University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire
Anoka, Minnesota
Bio
Sessions 1 & 2
June 16-29, 2024
Justin Hickmott
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Bio
Sessions 3 & 5
June 30 - July 6, 2024 & July 14-20, 2024
Mark Preece
Regina Symphony Orchestra
University of Regina
Besson Performing Artist
LefreQue Sound Bridge Performing Artist
Regina, Saskatchewan
Bio
Sessions 6 & 7
July 21-30, 2024

2024 Percussion Faculty

Instructor InfoSession Info
Dr. Lucas Bernier
University of Mary
Yamaha, Innovative Percussion & Sabian Cymbals Artist
Bismarck, North Dakota
Bio
Session 1
June 16-22, 2024
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 16-22, 2024
Vicki Peterson Jenks
Yamaha Performing Artist
Wild Rose, Wisconsin
Bio
Website
Sessions 2 & 3
June 23 - July 6, 2024
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 23-29, 2024
Matt Abraham
Ludwig Musser & Ludwig Drums Performing Artist
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Bio
Session 3
June 30 - July 6, 2024
Victoria Sparks
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Bio
Session 5
July 14-20, 2024
Nick Meyers PicDr. Nicholaus Meyers
East Central University
Ada, Oklahoma
Bio
Website
Sessions 5 & 6
July 14-27, 2024
Dr. Jason Kihle
Percussion Instructor
Innovative Percussion, Yamaha, Black Swamp, Remo & Zildjian Performing Artist
University of North Dakota
Grand Forks, North Dakota
Bio
Sessions 6 & 7
July 21-30, 2024

2024 Instrument Repair

Instructor InfoSession Info
Elise Piecuch
Chicago, Illinois
Bio
Session 1
June 16-22, 2024
Mark Schmedinghoff
Sioux City, Iowa
Bio
Session 2
June 23-29, 2024
Nicole Skillings
Fairmont, North Dakota
Bio
Session 3
June 30 - July 6, 2024
Dwight VanTol
Sioux City, IA
Bio
Session 5
July 14-20, 2024
Grace Miller
Red Wing, Minnesota
Bio
Sessions 6 & 7
July 21-30, 2024
Jennifer BeckerJennifer Becker
String Repair
St. Paul, Minnesota
Bio
Sessions 6 & 7
July 21-30, 2024