Mission Moment: Making music at BCPS Summer Music Camp

The BCPS SUmmer Music Camp performed at The Avenue at White Marsh.

Students with the BCPS Summer Music Camp performed at The Avenue at White Marsh.

Students in Grades 5-12 performed on Wednesday, June 27, at The Avenue at White Marsh with a variety of songs ranging from The Beatles to Andrew Lloyd Webber. They delighted family, friends, and passers-by at the beautiful outdoor venue.  Audience members sat beneath shady trees, on blankets, or kicked back in colorful Adirondack chairs tapping fingers, feet, and toes.

The students were part of the 31st annual BCPS Summer Music Camp. Students receive instruction in instrumental and vocal performance. Band, chorus, guitar, and orchestra are all offered. The camp offers countywide enrichment opportunities to provide students with additional experiences in order to develop performance skills.

The Education Foundation of Baltimore County accepts a $2,500 donation from The Avenue at White Marsh

Thanks to The Avenue at White Marsh for their gift of $2,500 to benefit the BCPS Summer Music Camp.

Our heartfelt thanks goes out to Jerry’s Toyota and The Avenue at White Marsh for their generous gift of $2,500, which helped sustain this program for the 2016-2017 school year. An additional measure of gratitude goes out to the many instructors, volunteers, interns, and conductors who shared their time and talents with the students, as well as the Office of Music’s Amy M. Cohn, Coordinator of Music & Dance; Dr. Brian K. Schneckenburger, Music Supervisor; Shane D. Jensen, Music Specialist; Ellen L. Nash-West, Piano Technician, and Lisa M. Thomas, Administrative Secretary.

For the camp’s final performance, a concert was presented at Oregon Ridge Park, the summer home of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. Additional photos of the summertime event at Oregon Ridge will be posted on our web site.  Come back and visit.

If you are interested in getting involved with the continuous success of this program through a financial contribution, please contact The Education Foundation of BCPS, Inc. Deborah Phelps, Executive Director dphelps@bcps.org or Laura Lemon, Associate Director llemon2@bcps.org.  You can also call (443) 809-8962.

To all our musical muses……. BRAVO!!!!!

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