Westlake Summer Band prepares for music programs

The Westlake Schools are planning a special summer band program in July. We are gearing up for the return of the Westlake Summer Band Program. The offerings this year are Concert Band for fifth- and sixth-graders with one or two years of school band experience, and the very popular Jazz Band and Blues Improvisation Workshop for sixth- to eighth-graders.  

The bands will run July 10-20 from 9 a.m. to noon at Lee Burneson Middle School. This is our 17th year of offering summer bands.

Students in the Concert Band will enjoy new literature from educational band books and selected sheet music.

Jazz Band is for younger students to explore the playing of school jazz band music. This ensemble will allow students to have a fun and educational experience, and greatly increase their level of success and confidence in auditioning for their jazz band next year.

The Blues Improvisation Workshop includes beginning studies to the art of blues improvisation focusing on B-flat and 12-bar blues progressions.

The special summer band experience is NOT exclusive to Westlake students/residents. Young musicians from surrounding school systems are welcome and invited to participate.  The school “mail in” enrollment will end June 7, but people can still join using our Project Link and EZ Pay system.

The registration fee is $99 for one band; $125 for two or more bands and includes a summer band T-shirt, all band music, books, jazz music and a music folder. Discounts and scholarships available for students based on need, instrumentation or vacations.

Interested musicians can contact Scott Rovniak at 440-835-6340 until June 8. After June 8 contact Mike Waters at 440-835-6306 for availability.

Scott Rovniak

Band Director- Westlake Schools

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