Burke Welcome & Kick Off Potluck:
When: Thursday, June 6. People can arrive starting at 5:00 PM and we will start eating at 6:00 PM. We should rap up around 7:45 PM.
Where: Zorinsky Lake Park Main Shelter (https://goo.gl/maps/kZAarnADqqR2). Enter via the north entrance off of 156th (which is just south of Center and Skutt Catholic High School). Drive past the water park to the end of the road.
What to bring: Everyone brings a main dish. Last names A through M bring a side dish in addition to the main dish. Last names N through Z bring a dessert in addition to the main dish. Lawn chairs or blankets would be a good idea to sit out in the open area as well as any fun outdoor games (bags, bocce ball, etc.). Sunscreen is also recommended.
Graduation Itinerary & Permission Slip:
Burke Graduation Permission Slip
Summer 2019 Dates
Burke Band – Important Information 2019
Summer Camps Information
However, we wanted to take a moment to talk about other opportunities for Burke Instrumental Music Students that are worth considering. Throughout the summer, there are camps being held at the local and national level to help students develop their skill set in our craft. We’ve outlined some camps worth considering below, their website with general information, and the intended audience for each camp.
While we understand that some of these camps may have conflicting dates with our summer rehearsal, we are willing to work with students who are interested in attending any of them.
Music for All Summer Symposium
Intended audience: Orchestra, Concert Band, Marching Band, Color Guard, Percussion (marching emphasis), Jazz Band, Drum Majors/Leaders, Music Production
Music for All is the parent organization of Bands of America. They offer more than just a camp for the marching arts. They encompass everything from orchestra and concert band to music production and leadership training.
Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp
Intended audience: Orchestra, Concert Band, Jazz Band, Piano, Harp
Blue Lake offers a wonderful opportunity for all areas of the fine arts. Students get the opportunity to experience masterclasses as well as ensemble instruction in a traditional camp setting.
Interlochen Center for the Arts
Intended audience: Orchestra, Concert Band, Jazz Band, Piano, Harp, Rock/Pop, Music Composition, Singer-songwriters, Music Production
Interlochen is staffed with world renowned musicians/teachers and have had alumni of the camp win many prestigious awards (one being an Oscar just last night!).
Birch Creek Music Performance Center
Intended audience: Jazz Band
Birch Creek’s jazz camp is taught be renowned jazz educators from across the country. This camp also offers a needs based scholarship.
Omaha Conservatory of Music Summer Institute
Intended audience: Orchestra, Piano
The Omaha Conservatory of Music offers this great opportunity for strings and piano students. It allows for private instruction in addition to playing in ensembles.
UNO Jazz Camp
Intended audience: Jazz Band
UNO offers this great jazz camp with some of the top jazz instructors in the country. Students will get to experience music theory classes, improvisational classes, and so much more in addition to playing in a big band.
These camps are wonderful ways for students to continue studying their interests and keep their skills fresh during the summer. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Alumni, Reconnect and Stay Connected
If you are a proud alumnus of the Burke Orchestra Program or the Burke Band/Color Guard Program register below to reconnect and stay connected to our proud Instrumental Music Program. You will receive information and updates from time-to-time about planned alumni events, the growth and success of the program, and how you can continue to support our proud instrumental music programs.
Band & Color Guard Alumni Registration
Orchestra Alumni Registration