A typical camp day runs from 10:00 AM until 4:30 PM and follows this general schedule:
9:15 AM – 10:00 AM Arrival and Check In, Students join warm up sessions as they arrive (subject to change)
10:00 AM – 11:45 AM Rehearsal with Entire Group, Sectional Rehearsals (start time subject to change)
11:45 AM Lunch
1:00 PM Faculty Presentation
2:30 PM – 4:15 PM Full Rehearsal
4:30 PM Departure
Sessions, rehearsals and sectionals are held in various locations around the campus and time is allotted for students to move between locations (accompanied by a chaperone) as needed.
We cover a lot of material on a daily basis and it is a full day. Parents who are dropping off/picking up students are encouraged to abide by the arrival and departure times listed above so that we can make the most of each day of camp.
Contact Info. Should you need to get in touch with any of the students, faculty or administrators during the camp week please contact David Marden – Cell 973-223-5310 and we will have your party call you back. (In case of emergency, and Dave Marden is not reached quickly, you can additionally try reaching John Henry Lambert at 201-281-9405).
Principal Music Faculty/Camp Program Directors
John Henry Lambert, Music Director - Trumpet, Founder, Conductor and music director of Gramercy Brass Orchestra of NY, BM in Performance, Manhattan School of Music, Director of Upper Band at the United Nations International School NYC.
Max Morden, – Trumpet, concert master, arranger - composer, soloist and assistant conductor, Gramercy Brass, BME, East Michigan University, MM Manhattan School of Music, Trumpet instructor, Caldwell College, district music coordinator, Verona Public Schools
Lee Ann Newland, Instructor – French Horn, BM in Performance, Manhattan School of Music, MM, Rutgers University, Faculty in Teaneck Public Schools, performs with Papermill Playhouse Orchestra, ABT Orchestra and various Broadway shows.
Administration/Registration – Art DeBlasio
Operations Manager/Scheduling/Parent Volunteer Coordinator – David Marden
Chief Librarian – Melissa Kay
Activities Director – Julia Manaco
The success of the Gramercy Brass Band Camp is due, in no small part, to the activities of the many parent volunteers who help us out during the week. This year, volunteers are needed for:
After Lunch Activities Coordinator (indoor/outdoor activities for our younger students)
Chaperones for Sectional Rehearsals (accompany students back and forth between locations and remain nearby during rehearsals if needed)
All parents (or other adult family members/friends) of students in the program are encouraged to become a parent volunteer for all or any part of the week. If you are interested in becoming a parent volunteer, please contact our volunteer coordinator, David Marden, by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gramercy Brass Band Camp
About Gramercy Brass Orchestra of New York.
Gramercy Brass "Orchestra" of New York is a unique ensemble of leading professional brass and percussion instrumentalists in the New York performing arts community. Founded in 1982 by John Henry Lambert, Gramercy Brass was twice the First Place winner of the North American Brass Band Competitions (1984 and 1985) and 1994 recipient of the Lincoln Center Community Arts Award, which led to its acclaimed Alice Tully Hall debut in May of 1995, with guest artists, the Marvin Stamm Jazz Quartet.
Gramercy Brass Orchestra of NY is based in the "Gramercy-Flatiron" neighborhood of NYC, and is the principal ensemble of the Flatiron Festival of Music, supported by major area businesses. Gramercy Brass Orchestra records on the Koch International Classics (E1) Record Label, and will soon have its third commercial CD available on the market.
Arts education has always played a major role in the Gramercy Brass Orchestra’s activities. These student programs called "Polishing the Brass" include, the Gramercy Brass Band Camp, the annual "Horn of the Future Award" – presented to outstanding young high school brass players, and many In-School support programs with special emphasis on students from underserved communities.
Gramercy Brass Band Camp celebrated its 10th season in 2014. Our camp is devoted to introducing performance styles and techniques, repertoire and instrumentation of the brass band traditions to young musicians. It is our belief that these timeless traditions create the most sound basis possible for strong, quality brass and percussion performance. Many of our camp students have gone on to study at leading music conservatories and have launched solid careers in music.
For more information on Gramercy Brass Orchestra, visit http://www.gramercybrass.org or reach us at 212 229 7607.