The official summer music institute of the award winning


August 5 - 11, 2019


This document will serve as an outline for

Gramercy Brass Band Camp’s

Youth Brass Band Camp week


2019 marks our 15th Anniversary Season, and we are celebrating this milestone by offering new options to enhance this one of a kind experience.


Gramercy Brass Band Camp (GBBC) will present two separate programs during our week, as follows:


  • Gramercy Brass Band Camp / Youth Brass Band Camp (this page)

  • 15th Anniversary Festival Weekend for Alumni, Adults and advancing HS/College students


Who should attend GBBC Youth Brass Band Camp?

Students in grades 4 - 12, who are beyond beginner level and have experience in school bands or lessons. Qualifying instruments include:

  • Trumpet/Cornet

  • Flugelhorn

  • French Horn/ (or Eb Tenor Horn)

  • Trombone/Bass Trombone

  • Baritone/Euphonium

  • Tuba

  • Percussion


What will I need?

~Availability of one of the instruments listed above

~Recommendation of a school band director or lesson teacher

~Daily transportation


What is the schedule?

GBBC is a day program operating from 10am - 4pm.

Early drop off is possible and needs to be arranged with GBBC operations team at registration on opening day.


Sample of Daily Schedule:

8:30am - 9:30am / Early drop off and warm up session for students arriving                          before 10am.
10am / Session I / full rehearsals or sectionals as needed by directors  
11:30am / Session I wrap up and break for lunch
12 Noon / Lunch (provided on site)
1pm / Session II / organized free time or lesson groups
2pm / Session III / faculty or guest artist presentation  
2:45pm / Session IV / full rehearsals or sectionals as needed by directors
4pm / End of Day / depart venue


Where is GBBC located?

GBBC is located on the air conditioned campus of the Second Reformed Church at 436 Union St, Hackensack, NJ 07601. Website -   http://secondreformed.org


Will there be a concert performance?

Yes..  Sunday, August 11.

The final day of GBBC and our finale concert will take place at the nearby Teaneck HS Auditorium/ 100 Elizabeth Ave, Teaneck, NJ 07666

Website - http://www.teaneckschools.org/teaneckhighschool_home.aspx


Is there a special schedule for the final day (Aug 11)?

There IS a special schedule for the final day of GBBC.

Everything taking place on the final day is located at Teaneck HS.

Students are asked to arrive Teaneck HS at 9:30am for concert warm up and dress rehearsal.

There will be snacks provided in the morning, and a light lunch for students, prior to our performance.

Students will be given GBBC T-shirts, and group photos will be taken before lunch.


What time is the finale concert on Aug 11?

The concert is planned for 3:30pm and should be completed well before 5:30pm.

The performance will include our GBBC Youth Brass Band Camp groups, as well as the 15th Anniversary Festival Weekend groups and guest soloists.


What is the cost of GBBC?

The cost of GBBC is $750 for the week. This includes daily lunch and all materials needed, such as music, music stands, etc..

Understanding that the tuition may be a challenge for some, we have a few ways of helping as needed:


  1. It is possible to pay for GBBC over a period of several months. This option will be provided on the GBBC invoice.

  2. Scholarships may be available on a needs basis. If you would like to request a scholarship, please email your request and description of the need to jlambert@gramercybrass.org. We will notify you regarding scholarship fund allocation.   We never want a child to miss out on the GBBC experience who truly wants to be there, because of finances. We will do our very best to work with our families to ensure your child’s participation.


Click here to enroll in GBBC Youth Brass Band Camp 2019!


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