2021 Greater Decatur Youth Band

Millikin University and the Decatur Park District present:

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Description

The mission of the Greater Decatur Youth Band program is to provide engaging and enjoyable musical experiences to area music students during the summer. These experiences include:

  • rehearsing and performing with peers from all over Central Illinois
  • learning from Millikin School of Music faculty members and professional musicians
  • musical elective classes
  • fun social and recreational opportunities

Ensembles include:

  • Symphonic Band (advanced high school students)
  • Concert Band (high school and middle school students)
  • Jumpstart Band (young band students with 1+ year of experience)
  • Summer Strings (young string students with 1+ year of experience)

ALL program activities will adhere strictly to the current guidelines and precautions recommended by the Macon County Health Department.

Dates

June 7-11, 2021: GDYB Week 1 (Symphonic and Concert Bands), Jumpstart Band, and Summer Strings

June 14-18, 2021: GDYB Week 2

Cost

Greater Decatur Youth Band: $260/250 (Decatur Resident) for both weeks OR $160/150 (Decatur Resident) for one week
Cost includes daily lunch, snacks, t-shirt, and sheet music

Jumpstart Band: $80
Cost includes daily snacks, t-shirt, and sheet music

Summer Strings: $80
Cost includes daily snacks, t-shirt, and sheet music

Faculty

Symphonic Band: Dr. Corey Seapy, Director of Bands, Millikin University
Concert Band: Dr. Neal Smith, Chair of Music Education, Millikin University
Jumpstart Band and Summer Strings: Tom Miller, Director of Instrumental Music, Johns Hill Magnet School
Sectionals and Music Electives will be led by Millikin University School of Music faculty, professional musicians, and music education students

Registration

Click the following links to register via the Decatur Park District. The deadline to register is May 31, 2021. 

Greater Decatur Youth Band (middle and high school band students)

Jumpstart Band (young band students; 1+ year of experience)

Summer Strings (young string students; 1+ year of experience)

For more information, contact Neal Smith, Chair of Music Education, Millikin University at nsmith@millikin.edu or 217.424.6358

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