Annual Music Department Viking Band Camp Offers Variety of Ensembles for Participants

Article by: Melinda Eddleman

 For 86 seventh through twelfth graders, the week of June 16 was all about making music. The Del Mar College Music Department's annual Viking Band Camp brings young musicians together from the local area and other performers from other parts of the state.

Summer 2014 marks the 43rd year the department has offered the camp.

Friday, June 20, Viking Band Campers performed a free concert to demonstrate what they learned during the week. Click on the Del Mar TV video to hear campers perform “Colliding Visions” by Brian Balmages under the baton of DMC Assistant Professor Dr. Abel Ramirez Saldivar:

 

 

Camp activities provide students opportunities to enjoy music making with encouragement from leading music educators from South Texas. This year's camp included honor and concert bands, percussion ensemble, brass ensemble, woodwind ensemble, jazz band, mariachi ensemble and various chamber music ensembles.

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