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Support the 2019 Penn Band Summer Music Camp!

Our Vision and Goal
Our Goal is to raise $5,000 to bring 10 students to this year's camp!

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

Email Kushol Gupta (kgupta@upenn.edu) 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
Testimonials
"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 - $250
  • 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
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