Rappahannock Summer Music Camp

Join us for our 14th Season!

2018 Important Dates and Schedules

Camp dates: Sunday, June 24 - Saturday, June 30, 2018

All students must attend Registration Day, Sunday, June 24, 2018

Students MUST be able to attend all activities on all 7 days in order to enroll. 

Students may not be signed out during the day for sports, family, or other commitments.

2018 Deadlines

Important Deadlines Regarding Registration and Payments:
  • Special Pricing if paid in full: must pay in full by March 1 (no refunds with this option)
  • CIT Scholarship application deadline:  April 1
  • Early registration deadline: April 1
  • Deadline to register: June 1, 2018
  • no refunds will be issued after June 1, 2018
  • Students that want to add meal plans to their account must do so on or before June 8, 2018. Absolutely NO exceptions!
  • All remaining payments must be submitted by June 8, 2018

2018 Weekly Schedule

Sunday, June 24 - Registration Day 
12:45 - Doors open 

1:00 - 1:30 - Orientation meeting - all students and parents must attend 

1:45 - Check-in 

  • pick up camp shirt
  • get name tag
  • voice part check and measure height
  • take theory placement test
  • audition for seating in the ensembles
5:30-6:30 - Concert Band rehearsal
7:00-8:00 - Orchestra rehearsal


Monday, June 25 through Friday, June 29 - Daily classes and concerts. See the schedule below for complete details on the daily schedule.

Saturday, June 30 - Concerts at 1:00 and 6:00. All students are required to attend both concerts.

  • 11:00 - all students arrive in concert dress for chorus seating and warm up
  • 12:30 - all students get in place for the first concert
  • 1:00 -Final Concert #1 - Concert Band, Concert Orchestra, Rock for Strings, Advanced Choir
  • 3:00-5:00 - students and their families eat dinner off campus 
  • 5:00 - students start to prepare for the next concert
  • 6:00 - Final Concert #2 - Symphonic Band, Symphonic Orchestra, Jazz Ensemble, and RSMC Chorus

2018 Daily Schedule - Classes

Attendance is mandatory at all events. Students MUST be able to attend all camp events each day, including Registration Day, all evening concerts, and Saturday's warm up and both performances. Students may not be signed out during the day for any sports, family, or other commitments.

NOTE: Junior students may opt for a shorter day, starting at 9:30 and ending at 6:15. 


*Schedules subject to change.

Proposed Daily Schedule for Monday, June 25 through Friday, June 29, 2018 (subject to change):

 Performance Program
 Junior Program
  Orchestra; Band sectionals
  Band; Orch sectionals
  Woodwind Class
  RSMC Chorus
  RSMC Chorus
  Intermediate LUNCH; Advanced workshop
  Advanced LUNCH; Intermediate workshop
  observe a workshop
  Music Theory
  Music Theory
  elective classes
  Percussion Class
  FREE (recreation or practice time); Advanced Choir
  Recreation Time
  Chamber Music
  Art Class
  elective classes
  Brass Class
  1st Dinner shift; Jazz Ensemble; Rock for Strings
  Strings class
  2nd Dinner shift; practice time
  Concert or evening activity
  Concert or evening activity

Junior Instrumental classes include Woodwind Class, Brass Class, Percussion Class, and Strings Class.

Elective classes include Conducting, Drum Circles, Art Class, Beginning Guitar, Instrument Repair, Mini Marching Band, Intro to Acting, Jazz Improv, Ukulele, and Beginning Piano. 

Concerts and Evening Activities

Evening Concert and Activity Schedule (all events start at 7PM):

Monday, June 25 - Guest Artist concert (Barbershop Quartet)

Tuesday, June 26 - Faculty Recital
Wednesday, June 27 - Student Solo Recital
Thursday, June 28 - Party Night with Ice Cream, Games, and Dancing!
Friday, June 29 - Chamber Music Concert

Grand Finale Concerts, starting at 1PM and 6PM 

(concerts only - see the complete Saturday schedule above, including rehearsals):
Saturday, June 30 - Final Camp Concerts
     1:00 - Intermediate Bands and Orchestras
     6:00 - Advanced Bands and Orchestras, and RSMC Chorus