Spirit U Registration Now Open

Learn alongside current members of Spirit of Atlanta!

Spirit of Atlanta is now accepting online registration for Spirit U – our brand new marching music educational camp for students and adults June 22-24 on the University of West GA campus. Spirit U will feature an impressive lineup of educators who will lead this 3-day camp experience for students interested in learning and growing in the marching, playing and leadership abilities.  Led by renowned music educator Gary Gribble, the instructional staff includes many well-known teachers with history teaching both for Spirit of Atlanta and for successful scholastic band programs around the area.  Mike Back, Dr. Andy Poor, John Cypert, Dr. Josh Byrd, Jen Karp, and Mikey Cowan are among those leading student courses at Spirit U.  The campers will gain valuable hands-on experience in playing their instruments, modern marching band movement, physical fitness, performing as an ensemble, and being a mature leader in band programs.  At times, they will be rehearsing alongside the current performing members of Spirit of Atlanta Drum & Bugle Corps, and will join together with Spirit to end the camp with a public Preview Show performance.  It’s a thrilling experience for young musicians to share the spotlight with today’s World-Class DCI performers.

But Spirit U is not just for kids!  Alfred Watkins, Barry Morgan, Chris Moore and others will lead a full slate of educational classes for Band Directors, boosters, and other adults involved in band programs during Saturday’s sessions.  These classes will cover important, timely topics like programming philosophy, legal issues facing programs, integrating modern electronic instruments into traditional band ensembles, health and conditioning for students, as well as booster club operations, fundraising and recruiting advice.

The cost for students is $295 for the three-day camp, which includes dormitory lodging on the University of West Georgia campus, all meals during the camp duration, a special edition T-shirt, and 2 tickets to the Saturday Preview Show.  Special Advance Purchase pricing is now available.  If registration is completed before June 1st, you can save $30 per student with the camp priced at only $265.   For directors and adults, the one-day slate of course is only $125, with a special Advance Purchase price of $100 now until June 1st, a savings of $25.  As an added incentive for Directors, for any school that enrolls 10 or more students in Spirit U, you’ll receive one FREE Director/Adult registration!

Make plans now to be a part of Spirit U – THE Learning Experience for Students, Directors, Boosters and more.

Complete your online registration today and save!

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