Help Support the 2017 Penn Band Summer Music Camp

Penn Band Campers touring the Penn Campus
Our Vision and Goal

We need your help!

In the spirit of The Penn Compact, we are working to make 'The Penn Band Experience' ( found at our annual high school summer music camp ( available to the students of the School District of Philadelphia.

Our Goal is to raise $3,500 to bring 6 students to this year's camp!

Email Kushol Gupta ( with questions about this program and effort.
The Students

Musicopia's mission is to provide opportunities for children to experience, learn, perform, and appreciate music. They focus on serving students and schools that lack adequate music programs or are cut off from the region's rich cultural life.

Students from Musicopia-affiliated programs at the school participate in music programs during the academic year but do not have the resources to continue their instruction and practicing over the summer. They are eager musicians who work diligently throughout the year and would benefit enormously from the chance to continue to learn and perform at the Penn Band summer camp. Exposure to a college program also would give them the opportunity to see how far their musical talents can take them.
Testimonials from Musicopia Students

"Going To Upenn band camp was an amazing experience. I learned that there are a lot of people who have the same passion for music as I do. The band mates there were pretty cool, too! The Upenn band camp experience motivated me to really want to go to college for something I like, and become a professional in and teach people how to play drums."

Cristerfer A, 2016 Camper

"Hi I'm my name is Ilian, and I wanted to say how awesome the Penn Band Camp was for me. The experience I had for that week was really great. I got to experience meeting new people, socializing, and learning how to become more responsible. I can't express how much more responsible this Camp made me, and taught me how to become more independent. I became friends with people that I didn't even know! However, the Penn Band Camp didn't just teach me how to become a better person, but it also made me become better at reading music without needing to write the letter of each note on top of it. I became better with my tempo on how to come on time. Furthermore, my favorite thing that I became better as was playing higher notes than I originally could! To conclude, I enjoyed the experience the Penn Band Camp had, and I hope I can do it again."

Ilian J, 2016 Camper
What your contributions will help us accomplish
Even just a few dollars can go a long way in helping us reach our goal! Some examples of what it costs to bring a student to camp are shown below:
  • A lunch at Houston Hall Cafeteria - $9
  • A T-shirt - $10
  • A new piece of band music - $65
  • A week-long commuter experience for a one student - $230
  • A week-long overnight camp experience for one student - $500
  • A bus for transportation to performance - $700
  • SEPTA tokens for the City Trip - $40
  • A camp pizza party - $125
Donation messages
Go Band! --Andrew Rosenberg
Band camp is the best!!! Hope everyone has the most (mandatory) fun :) --Miss Nora Lueth
Have a great time! --Vicky Parysek
Have fun! --Ruiz Family
So glad to support this excellent summer program. --A Musicopia Friend
Donate now!
Penn Band Campers touring the Museum Area of Philadelphia
Fundraising goal $5,000.00
The 2016 Penn Band Camp performing the National Anthem at a Phillies game!
  The scenic University of Pennsylvania Campus  
Recent donations (42 donations)
Name DescendingX Amount
Horace Izzazz $25.00
Steven B
Mr. Litton Chen $50.00
Mr. Douglas Clark $250.00
Robin and Joe Coyne $300.00
Top donors (42 donations)
Sherry & Brian Greenberg
McGrath/Chen This amount includes donations indented below $590.00
Steven B
Robin and Joe Coyne $300.00
Mr. Douglas Clark $250.00

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