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BECKFORD BAND CAMP AT FLORIDA MEMORIAL UNIVERSITY PRESENTS

SUMMER MARCHING BAND CAMP

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Join Us For An EPIC Band and Musical Experience

JULY 17TH - 23RD

ABOUT THE DIRECTOR

Richard Beckford, Director of Bands Florida Memorial University

Richard Beckford is a highly sought-after band director, clinician, prolific music arranger, composer, and creative drill writer. His music and shows have been performed by numerous high school and college marching bands as well as jazz ensembles both nationally and internationally. 

 

Mr. Beckford is best known as a visionary and builder of bands. He has established and sustained thriving band programs in schools where support and resource were often limited at best. He is frequently referred to as “The Pied Piper of Bands” for his ability to attract a multitude of students to his band programs and for his capacity to motivate and inspire them to excel. His students have become leaders, educators, mentors, musicians, Grammy award winners and productive citizens of their communities. He is amongst the most celebrated and revered band directors of our time.

Mr. Beckford has been an educator for over 30 years. Bands under his direction have been recognized for their outstanding musicianship and performance of significant literature. He started his career at Miami Carol City Senior High School (his Alma Mater), where he served as Director of Bands for 12 years and cultivated outstanding marching and concert bands and a nationally recognized jazz ensemble that performed at numerous venues locally and around the country. 

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Our World Class Summer
Band Camp Clinicians

BRIAN SNELL
BRIAN SNELL

Creative Director, Drum Major Clinician

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Dr. DUNWOODY MIRVIL
Dr. DUNWOODY MIRVIL

Trombone Clinician

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DIRON HOLLOWAY
DIRON HOLLOWAY

Woodwind Clinician

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SHEKINAH BALL
SHEKINAH BALL

Lower Brass Clinician

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TAURUS LOVELY
TAURUS LOVELY

Percussion Clinician

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SCHELVIN ROBINSON
SCHELVIN ROBINSON

Trumpet Clinician

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SHATANGELA PATTON
SHATANGELA PATTON

Dance Clinician

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MISTA HUGHES
MISTA HUGHES

Flag Clinician

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Guest Clinician

Dr. Gregory Drane

Director, Marching Blue Band and Athletic Bands

FMU WELCOMES GUEST BAND CAMP CLINICIAN AND CONDUCTOR DR. GREGORY DRANE!

Dr. Drane, esteemed Director of Marching Blue Band and Athletic Bands at Penn State will join us this year where he will direct music rehearsals and conduct several clinics throughout the week for participating high school directors and campers.

Clinic Dates: 7/18, 7/19 & 7/20 | 3pm - 4pm

 

Clinics :

    ◦ Creating a Band Culture of Excellence.

    ◦ Developing Effective Band Student Leaders.

    ◦ Buy In: How to Win Over Students, Staff, Faculty, Administrators, and Supporters

Sessions are only open to directors who have students registered and participating in the camp. Please RSVP Below.

 

 

Dr. Gregory Drane

 

A native of Miami, Florida, Dr.Drane earned bachelor’s degrees in music education and music performance (saxophone) from Bethune-Cookman University. Earning a master’s degree in music education and Ph.D. in Music Education, at Penn State.

 

As the director of the Penn State Marching Blue Band, Dr. Drane also oversees the Athletic Bands program and is active as an arranger and marching band drill designer. Drane also assists with conducting concert bands and is an instructor for music courses offered to non-majors for general arts credit.

Dr. Drane is an active researcher with interests in African American contributions to American music education, leadership in the music classroom, and historical music ensembles. He is a member of Phi Mu Alpha and the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association.

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 Camp Activity Schedule

SUNDAY

SUNDAY: **NOTE ALL STUDENTS MUST PROVIDE THEIR OWN TRANSPORTATION**

12:00pm: Students start to arrive for registration/Auditions/Checking in Dorms

4:50pm: Registration/Audition Ends! All students report to the band room for introductions and rehearsal

 

5:00pm:Welcome & Introductions (University Officials/Camp Staff)

5:30pm:Rehearsal begins

9:00pm:Rehearsal ends 

Good Night! -Rest and DRINK A LOT OF WATER 

MONDAY

PLEASE STAY HYDRATED

TRANSPORTATION SCHEDULE(TBA) 

BUS PICK UP AT 7:30AM FROM THE BUS STATIONS 

8:00am: Rehearsal begins! (Band Practice Field) 

11:30:am: LUNCH!!! 

12:15: Marching Band Sectionals/Auditions

 

1:00pm: Sectional Rehearsals 

4:00pm: DINNER!!! (Area TBA)

5:00pm: Rehearsal Band Practice Field 

9:00pm: Rehearsal ends closing remarks Mr. Beckford 

11:00pm: LIGHTS OUT!!!

TUESDAY

**NOTE PLEASE DRINK A LOT OF WATER**

9:00AM: Rehearsal begins! (Band Practice Field) 

12:00pm: LUNCH!!! (Area TBA)

1:30pm: Chamber Ensembles/Concert Bands/Jazz Bands. 

4:00pm: DINNER!!! (Area TBA)

5:00pm: Rehearsal Band Practice Field 

9:00pm: Rehearsal ends closing remarks.

11:00pm: LIGHTS OUT!!!

WEDNESDAY

 **NOTE PLEASE DRINK A LOT OF WATER**

9:00AM:Rehearsal begins! (Band Practice Field) 

12:00pm:LUNCH!!! (Area TBA)

1:30pm: Chamber Ensembles/Concert Bands/Jazz Bands. 

3:30pm: BBQ-DINNER at the BEACH !!! (Area TBA)

7:30pm: Rehearsal Band Practice Field 

9:30pm: Rehearsal ends closing remarks Mr. Beckford 

 

11:00pm: LIGHTS OUT!!!

THURSDAY

THURSDAY: **NOTE PLEASE DRINK A LOT OF WATER**

9:00AM: Rehearsal begins! (Band Practice Field) 

12:00pm: LUNCH!!! (Area TBA)

1:30pm: Chamber Ensembles/Concert Bands/Jazz Bands. 

5:30pm: DINNER!!! (Area TBA)

7:00pm: Rehearsal Band Practice Field 

9:30pm: Rehearsal ends closing remarks Mr. Beckford 

 

11:00pm: LIGHTS OUT!!!

FRIDAY

FRIDAY: **NOTE PLEASE DRINK A LOT OF WATER**

9:00AM: Rehearsal begins! (Band Practice Field) 

12:00 Noon: LUNCH IN THE CAFE

1:30pm: Concert Bands/Jazz Bands      (WHITE TOP/BLACK BOTTOMS)  FINAL RUN THROUGHS

2:30pm: ALL STUDENTS TO THE LOU RAWLS AUDITORIUM 

3:00pm:CONCERT BEGINS-ALL CONCERT BANDS/CHAMBER ENSEMBLES 

7:00pm: CONCERT ENDS 

8:30pm: BAND CAMP PARTY BEGINS

11:00pm: PARTY ENDS-ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

SATURDAY

**NOTE PLEASE DRINK A LOT OF WATER** CAMP PRESENTATION 

7:00am: Music Rehearsal in the Band Room  

9:00am: Load the buses 

9:30am: Departure for Stadium 

10:30am: WARM-UP/QUICK SPOT CHECK

11:00am SHOWCASE BEGINS!

1:00pm SHOWCASE ENDS (PARENTS PICK UP FROM THE FIELD NOT THE SCHOOL)

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