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This document will serve as an outline for

Gramercy Brass Band Camp’s


August 9 - 11, 2019


2019 marks our 15th Anniversary Season, and we are celebrating this milestone by offering a new option to enhance this one of a kind Gramercy Brass Band Camp experience:


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

Who should attend GBBC 15th Anniversary Festival Weekend?

  • Advanced HS Students

  • College Students

  • GBBC Alumni and Adults (Professionals, Semi Professionals and Avocational Players with experience seeking a challenging brass environment combined with the comradery of like minded friends.)    


Qualifying instruments include:

  • Trumpet/Cornet

  • Flugelhorn

  • French Horn/ (or Eb Tenor Horn)

  • Trombone/Bass Trombone

  • Baritone/Euphonium

  • Tuba

  • Percussion

What is the schedule?

Friday, Aug 9 - Afternoon/Evening

Saturday Aug 10 and Sunday Aug 11 - rehearsals and clinics throughout the day followed by a Sunday afternoon Brass Spectacular performance.

Please see the detailed schedule of events below.


Where is GBBC Festival Weekend 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


Where is the Sunday performance?

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

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.

Please see the full weekend schedule below for details of each day.


What is the cost of the Anniversary Festival Weekend?

There is an early, weekend festival registration fee of $149 prior to July 1. From July 1 forward, the fee is $199.  This includes lunch (Sat and Sun,) a Gramercy Brass Band Camp T-shirt,  and all materials needed, such as music, music stands, etc..


We offer a 50% discount to attendees who bring a friend at the full weekend rate. This can be indicated when submitting the online registration form.


Understanding that the cost may be a challenge for some, we offer a three payment plan option, via PayPal.  This information will be sent to you via email after receiving your registration form submitted online.


Special Volunteer Offer:

Help is needed. If you might be interested in volunteering your time as an assistant throughout the full weekend, you can attend for the nominal fee of $45 to cover your basic costs. Information will be found within the website registration form.


Is there an audition to attend the Anniversary Festival Weekend?

There is no formal audition to attend the Anniversary Festival Weekend. There will be a place on the registration form to indicate your experience, educational situation, etc..   


Great News!!  Special Rate Accommodations are available!

We are pleased to announce our new association with the magnificent Crowne Plaza Hotel in neighboring Englewood, NJ. Located right off of rt. 4, and about one minute from the George Washington Bridge, the Crowne Plaza accommodation offers an opportunity for families to combine GBBC and/or our Anniversary Festival Weekend, with an exciting NY area vacation.


Our special GBBC rate is $115 per night/ per room.

(Reduced from approx $155.)  (Subject to availability)

Simply contact the Crowne Plaza directly at 201-871-2020, and ask for the special Gramercy Brass Band Camp room rate between Aug 5 and 11.


401 S. Van Brunt Street, Englewood, NJ 07631


If you have any questions, or if assistance is needed regarding GBBC 15th Anniversary Festival Weekend, please contact us via email at jlambert@gramercybrass.org. Messages can be left via phone on our hot line at 212 229 7607 and we will respond to your call.


Thank you for reviewing this information, and we look forward to greeting you at the 15th Anniversary Season of Gramercy Brass Band Camp!


Please see the 15th Anniversary Festival Weekend Schedule below:


Best wishes,

Gramercy Brass Band Camp Operations Team

15th Anniversary Festival Weekend

Schedule of Events:


Friday August 9 through Sunday August 11




Gramercy Brass Band Camp - Youth Brass Band Camp will be departing the facilities by 1:30pm.


2:30pm / Arrival / Coffee and Light Snacks will be on hand.


3:30pm / Session I

Brass Band Rehearsal with Dr. Tom McCauley,

~Dir. of Bands MSU/ Cali School of Music


5:00pm / Break for Dinner on your own / Crowne Plaza Check In


7:00pm / Session II / Brass Band Rehearsal with Dr. McCauley


8:30pm / Done for the day…




8:30am / Coffee - Light Continental Breakfast Available


9:30am / Session III  

~Warm Up Session lead by Gramercy Brass Orchestra

~Brass Band Session with Dr. Tom McCauley


(Short Break)


Clinics (below) or Private Appointments with Guests

11:00am / Jazz and Trombone Session / Prof. Mike Fahie

~Faculty New England Conservatory of Music

~Principal Trombone of Gramercy Brass Orchestra


11:50am / Trumpet/Cornet and Music Technology Session /  Prof. Max Morden

~Faculty and Brass Chair, Caldwell University

~Principal Cornet of Gramercy Brass Orchestra


12:40pm / Low Brass Doubling Session / Rob Fournier

~Educator, Broadway and Freelance Musician

~Principal Baritone of Gramercy Brass Orchestra


1:30pm / Lunch served in Lunch Area lower level of building


2:15pm / Session IV

Brass Band Rehearsal with Dr. McCauley

Guest Trumpet Soloist, Wayne du Maine / Brass Chair NYU Steinhardt


(Short Break)


3:45pm / Band Conducting Clinic

Dr. Tom McCauley

~Director of University Bands at MSU/ Cali School of Music


4:40pm / Free Time and Dinner Break (on your own)

Private Appointments with Guests or Gramercy Brass Principals


6:30pm / Brass Band Session V

Dr. Tom McCauley

~Sunday Concert Run Throughs


8:30pm / Done for the day….




100 Elizabeth Avenue, Teaneck, NJ 07666

9:30am / Gramercy Brass Band Camp Youth Groups arrive for warm ups and Dress Rehearsal. (T-shirts)


11:00am / Anniversary Festival Weekend Participants Arrive for Dress Rehearsal

With Dr. Tom McCauley and

Sgt. Philip Broome, Euphonium Soloist

~West Point Academy Band and Prof. of Euphonium, MSU/Cali School of Music


12:30pm / T-Shirts and Photo Session (all participants)


1:00pm - 2:30pm / Light Lunch and short meetings with Clinicians  


3:00pm / Prepare for Concert


3:30pm / Brass Spectacular Finale Concert / Teaneck HS Auditorium


5:00pm / Concert Reception and Departure

(Schedule is Subject to Change)


Click here to Register for the GBBC 15th Anniversary Festival Weekend!

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