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2019 Summer - Drama & Music


Keep the Dust Off Your Stringed Instrument: Grades 3rd-4th
Don’t lose your musical skills on your stringed instrument. Please sign up for some fun/refresher lessons with Mrs. Plewa before next fall. You can schedule five lessons to be arranged at your convenience. Hurry and sign up to secure a spot!

Session Dates Time Location Fee Register
Grades 3rd - 4th TBD TBD ZCHS Orchestra Room 12 $147
Includes 5 Lessons

Max: 8

Instructor: Tena Plewa | 317-223-8822 | tmplewa@gmail.com


Bucket Drumming: Ages 7 & Up
Learn an instrument that is inexpensive, easy to play, easy to store at home, and super exciting to play! Anyone can learn to Bucket Drum and have a blast in our week-long camp. Students will learn rhythm skills, how to play along with a group, and the basic of drumming all on a plastic bucket!

Session Days Dates Time Location Fee Register
Ages 7 - 11 M - F June 3 - 7 1:45p - 2:45p FC E120 $75
Max: 50 per Session
Ages 12 & Up M - F June 3 - 7 3:00p - 4:00p FC E120 $75

Instructor: Rachel Donahue | rachel@makeajoyfulnoisestudio.com


Ukulele For All: Ages 6 & Up
Want to learn the uke? Here’s a great way to try it out during our 4 week intro class for ages 6 through adult. We will learn basic chord progressions and single melodic lines through fun and easy tunes. Want to learn, but don’t have a ukulele? We have 5 available for rental on a first come first serve basis.

Session Days Dates Time Location Fee Register
Ages 6 & Up Tuesdays June 4, 11, 18, 25 1:45p - 2:45p FC E120 $105
Max: 6 per Session

Instructor: Rachel Donahue | rachel@makeajoyfulnoisestudio.com


Beginner Guitar Camp I: Ages 7-14
Summer Guitar camp is the perfect class if you’ve got a guitar sitting at home you’ve always wanted to play or an early beginner looking for a fun, musical summer camp. The course will cover guitar techniques such as picking and strumming while examining broader musical concepts through our selection of songs and melodies. Guitars from home are encouraged. We do have a few available for rent on a first come, first serve basis.

Session Days Dates Time Location Fee Register
Ages 7 - 11 M - F June 24 - 28 9:00a - 11:00a FC E120 $145
Max: 15 per Session
Ages 11 - 14 M - F June 24 - 28 12:30p - 2:30p FC E120 $145

Instructor: Rachel Donahue | rachel@makeajoyfulnoisestudio.com


Summer Drummin': Grades 6th-8th
A summer camp for percussionists from both Zionsville Middle School and Zionsville West Middle School incoming Grades 6-8.  The camp will concentrate on both drums and mallets.  All levels are welcome. This will be held Monday, July 8th through Friday, July 12th  from 9:00a-12:00p daily.

Session Days Dates Time Location Fee Register
Grades 6th - 8th M - F July 8 - 12 9:00a - 12:00pm ZCHS Band Room $125
Max of 20

Instructor: Brandan Baker | theebakerman@hotmail.com


Rock Camp: Ages 8-14
Experience the thrill of playing in a rock & roll band this summer at camp. This week-long class will explore the history and genres of rock and roll while providing hands on experience with guitar, drums and bass. Student bands will be formed and named for a rocking performance at the end of the week. No experience needed, students will be placed in “bands” with kids that have similar musical backgrounds. Instruments provided.

Session Days Dates Time Location Fee Register
Ages 8 - 11 M - F July 15 - 19 9:00a - 11:00a FC E120 $145
Max: 15 per Session
Ages 11 - 14 M - F July 15 - 19 12:30p - 2:30p FC E120 $145

Instructor: Rachel Donahue | rachel@makeajoyfulnoisestudio.com


Zionsville Band Academy: Beginning Band: Entering 5th Grade
Do you have a shiny new instrument? Want to learn how to play it? Come to our 8-day camp and get a head start before the beginning of school. By the end of the camp, you will know how to perform your first songs on your new instrument, how to care for your instrument, AND you will be able to show off all your progress for your friends and family at the last day’s “Show and Tell Concert”.

Session Days Dates Time Location Fee Register
Entering 5th Grade M - TH July 15 - 18 & July 22 - 25 8:00a - 9:15am ZMS Band Room $84

Instructor: Chris Murray & Josh Weirich | cmurray@zcs.k12.in.us & jweirich@zcs.k12.in.us


Zionsville Band Academy: Jazz Band: Entering Grades 6th-9th
Get a swinging start to the new school year by joining Mr. Murray and Mr. Weirich for this 8-day jazz camp for students in grades 6-9! Students will explore jazz repertoire of several styles, including rock, Latin, funk, and swing, and students will become more confident in their ability to improvise solos. Come see how hard these cats can swing at the last day of the camp's concert in Eagle Hall!

Session Days Dates Time Location Fee Register
Entering 6th Grade M - TH July 15 - 18 & July 22 - 25 9:30a - 10:45a ZMS Band Room $84
Entering 7th - 9th Grades M - TH July 15 - 18 & July 22 - 25 12:30p - 1:45p ZMS Band Room $84

Instructor: Chris Murray & Josh Weirich | cmurray@zcs.k12.in.us & jweirich@zcs.k12.in.us


Zionsville Band Academy: Concert Band: Entering Grades 6th-9th
After a long summer, get your chops back into shape in time for school by playing exciting pop and concert music! In this 8-day camp, students in grades 6-9 will work with Mr. Murray and Mr. Weirich on fun rock, pop, and (really) fast concert music, as well as be the first to perform this year's Fall Festival song! The last day of the camp will include a brief concert for all friends and family in Eagle Hall!

Session Days Dates Time Location Fee Register
Entering 6th - 9th Grades M - TH July 15 - 18 & July 22 - 25 11:00a - 12:15p ZMS Band Room $84

Instructor: Chris Murray & Josh Weirich | cmurray@zcs.k12.in.us & jweirich@zcs.k12.in.us


Zionsville Strings Academy: Beginning Orchestra Violin & Viola Class: 5th Graders
Are you learning how to play violin or viola this year in orchestra? Do you want to get a head start before school begins? Come to the 8-day Beginning Violin and Viola camp and learn how to play your new instrument! By the end of camp, you will know how to perform eight notes on your instrument, several short familiar tunes, how to take care of your instrument, and you’ll even get to show off all your progress at our concert on the last day of camp!

Session Days Dates Time Location Fee Register
5th Graders M - TH July 15 - 18 & July 22 - 25 8:00a - 9:15am ZMS Orchestra Room $84

Instructor: Ashley Carney | acarney@zcs.k12.in.us


Zionsville Strings Academy: Beginning Orchestra Cello & Bass Class: Grade 5
Are you learning how to play cello or bass this year in orchestra? Do you want to get a head start before school begins? Come to the 8-day Beginning Cello and Bass camp and learn how to play your new instrument! By the end of camp, you will know how to perform eight notes on your instrument, several short familiar tunes, how to take care of your instrument, and you’ll even get to show off your progress at our concert on the last day of camp!

Session Days Dates Time Location Fee Register
5th Graders M - TH July 15 - 18 & July 22 - 25 9:30a - 10:45a ZMS Orchestra Room $84

Instructor: Ashley Carney | acarney@zcs.k12.in.us


Zionsville Strings Academy: Advanced Orchestra: Grades 6th-9th
Get your fingers and bows moving and ready for school by joining Miss Carney at the Middle School Orchestra summer camp. In this 8-day camp, students in grades 6-9 will work with Miss Carney on fun traditional, pop, and jazz orchestra music. The last day of camp will include a concert of all the music we learn.

Session Days Dates Time Location Fee Register
Grades 6th - 9th M - TH July 15 - 18 & July 22 - 25 11:00a - 12:15p ZMS Orchestra Room $84

Instructor: Ashley Carney | acarney@zcs.k12.in.us