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Band at Bridgewater

The Bridgewater Band is one of the most all-­‐inclusive music programs in the State of Florida.  With an enrollment of over 300 talented and musically-­‐driven students, our performing ensembles include the Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, Concert Band, three jazz bands, and two Beginning Bands along with numerous brass, woodwind, and percussion student-­‐led ensembles. 

​The purpose of the Bridgewater Middle School Band Program is to provide students with musical opportunities and experiences that will enhance their life and education.  Students will leave the band program as competent musicians who will be able to use their skills outside of the Bridgewater Middle School band room.  Hard work, respect, and discipline provide a solid foundation for musical growth and achievement. 

Band Camp:

The Bridgewater band camp will run for two weeks during the month of June again this summer. This camp is designed for students entering 1st through 8th grades during the 2019-2020 school year. All students will be able to work with directors and teachers from throughout the Central Florida area. 

Students entering 4-8th will be able to participate in small ensemble lessons as well as in large group ensembles with these instructors. They will be introduced to a variety of music from including jazz and concert music. Students entering grade 1-3 will receive instruction from state-certified elementary teachers. Students will take part in a variety of activities from playing the Orff instruments to movement and dance activities. At the conclusion of camp, students will be able to showcase all of their hard work at our camp concert at 6pm the evening of the 13th.

Camp will run from 9am through 2pm with after care available each day until 4:30pm for an additional fee due at the start of camp. The first week will start on Tuesday June 4th through Friday and will continue into its second week Monday June 10th through Thursday the 13th.  As always, students are allowed to attend just one week of camp for a discounted rate. Students will be given a camp shirt that will be their uniform for the final concert on the last day of camp.
Rates for camp are as follows:
2 weeks of camp for 1 student: $200**
1 week of camp for 1 student:  $100**
Families of 2 or more students:
2 weeks of camp PER student: $150**
1 week of camp PER student: $75**
**Prices DO NOT include lunch**
(financial aid is available for any family who needs it. Please contact Bryan.Osteen@ocps.net for more information.)
If you every have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us at any time.  

Bryan O'Steen: bryan.osteen@ocps.net
Katherine Rudzik: katherine.rudzik@ocps.net