Summer Fine Arts

Summer Fine Arts Dates:

  • Band – Monday through Thursday, June 14 – July 13
  • Color Guard – Spin sessions begin in May, regular season June 1 through July 12
  • Jazz – June 13 through 17
  • KYPAC – June 27 through July 23
  • Orchestra – Wednesday, June 15 through Wednesday, July 20

Beginning Strings

(Completed grades 4 & 5)

This course is for students who have never played an instrument before. 

Classes will run from June 15 through July 20, with a final concert to be held on July 20 at Indian Trail High School. Classes are 50 minutes in length, Tuesday through Thursday; students should plan to attend all three classes each week for the duration of the course.

There will be sessions available mornings, afternoons and evenings, and will be filled on a first-come/first served basis as students register. The 5th grade orchestra teachers will provide class and instrument information when they meet with students following Spring Break. Classes will be offered at Lincoln Middle School, Bullen Middle School and  Tremper High School. Cost is $15.  Questions: Jennifer Marvin, 359-2745 or jmarvin@kusd.edu.

Online registration is available HERE


Cadet Strings

(1st year players)

This course is for students who participated in 5th grade orchestra. This will be a fun ensemble experience helping students get ready to play in the middle school orchestra in the fall!

Classes will run from June 15 through July 20, with a final concert to be held on July 20 at Indian Trail High School.  Classes are 50 minutes in length, Tuesday through Thursday; students should plan to attend all three classes each week for the duration of the course.  There will be sessions available mornings, afternoons and evenings, and will be filled on a first-come/first served basis as students register. The 5th grade orchestra teachers will provide class information to the students after Spring Break.  Classes will be offered at Lincoln Middle School, Bullen Middle School and  Tremper High School. Cost is $15.  Questions: Jennifer Marvin, 359-2745 or jmarvin@kusd.edu.

Online registration is available HERE


Middle School Strings

(Completed grades 6-8)

Classes will run from June 15 through July 20, with a final concert to be held on July 20 at Indian Trail High School.  Classes are 50 minutes in length, Tuesday through Thursday; and will be offered at Lincoln Middle School (1:30-2:30pm) and Bullen Middle School (7:00-8:00pm). Cost is $15. Questions: Jennifer Marvin, 359-2745 or jmarvin@kusd.edu

Online registration is available HERE


High School Strings

(Completed grades 9-11)

Classes will run from June 15 through July 20, with a final concert to be held on July 20 at Indian Trail High School with possible community performances TBA within KUSD COVID Safety Plans and Procedures. Class will be 2 hours in length and will be offered from 3:00-5:00pm at Bullen Middle School, Tuesday through Thursday. Sectional time for upper strings (violin/viola) and lower strings (cello/bass) is built into this 2 hour class period. Sectional and possible community performance schedules to follow on the first day of classes. Cost is $15. Questions: Nathan Gardner, 359-8367 or ngardner@kusd.edu

Online registration is available HERE


Cadet Band

(Completed grade 5)

This course is for students who have participated in 5th grade band.

The KUSD Cadet Band will give students the opportunity to play in an ensemble and keep their musical skills sharp.  The goal of this program is to help foster students’ love of music-making and provide the enjoyment that comes with playing music together with others.  We will focus on the idea of “ensemble playing” to make sure each student is ready for 6th grade, where they will get to perform with an ensemble everyday!  Classes will meet Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday for one 60 minute session each day from 1:00-2:00 pm at Indian Trail High School from June 14th-July 13th. (Wednesday’s will be used for smaller sectional work with not everyone needing to attend each week.  A more detailed schedule will be coming after registration is complete.)  Cost is $15.  Performance details will be provided at the start of the summer season.  Online registration is available via the link here.  Questions: Nathan Larsen, 359-6034 or nlarsen@kusd.edu


Continental Band

(Completed grade 6)

This course is for students who have participated in 6th grade band.

The KUSD Continental summer band will give students the opportunity to play in a concert ensemble setting and keep their musical skills sharp. The goal of this program is to help foster students’ love of music-making and provide the enjoyment that comes with playing music together with others. Classes will meet Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 2:00pm-4:00pm at Indian Trail High School starting June 14 through July 13. Performances will be in  the evening of Friday July 8th, and the Ice Cream Social Tuesday July, 12th. Total cost of registration for the program is $15. Questions: Brittany Teschler, 359-7121 or bteschle@kusd.edu

Online registration is available HERE


Rambler Band

(Completed grade 7-8)

The KUSD Rambler summer band will give students the opportunity to play in an ensemble and keep their musical skills sharp. The goal of this program is to help foster students’ love of music-making and provide the enjoyment that comes with playing music with other students. Classes will meet Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 1:00-4:00pm at Indian Trail High School from June 14 through July 13. Performances will include concerts and parades. There is a mandatory overnight band camp at St. John’s Military Academy in June right after school gets out. Base cost is $150, with an extra cost for marching shoes and the season-end trip to Noah’s Ark. Online registration is available via the link here.

Questions: Lucas Dickinson, 359-3002 or ldickins@kusd.edu / Matt Maccari, 359-2882 or mmaccari@kusd.edu

*Color guard is a separate signup. Please see the color guard section below on this page for more information.


Band of the Blackwatch

(Completed grades 9-11)

The KUSD Blackwatch summer band provides students the opportunity to play in a large concert ensemble and march in area parades. The goal of this program is to help foster students’ love of music-making and provide the enjoyment that comes with playing music together with other students. 

Classes will meet Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 6:00-9:00 pm at Indian Trail High School and Academy from June 9 through July 13th, with spring rehearsals from 6-8 pm on Mondays in May. Performances will include concerts and marching in local parades. An optional trip to perform at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida is being planned for July 6-10. There is a mandatory overnight band camp at Carroll University June 9-12th. Cost for the summer is $175. Those going to Disney will pay an additional fee for the trip. Online registration is available via the link here. A mandatory parent meeting will be held in the Indian Trail Auditorium on May 2nd at 7:00 pm.  

Questions: Karl Mueller, 414-315-2469 (cell) or kmueller@kusd.edu or Jeremy Kriedeman, 262-359-8370 jkriedem@kusd.edu

*Color guard is a separate signup. Please see the color guard section below on this page for more information.


Summer Jazz

(Open to 7-12 grade)

The KUSD Summer Jazz Program will give students the opportunity to work on jazz style, improvisation and theory and perform in a big band setting.  Each day will include small and large group rehearsals, masterclasses, jam sessions and the opportunity to work with some of the finest jazz musicians in the area.  

This group is open to trumpet, trombone, saxophones, piano, bass drum set and guitar.  Piano, Bass and Guitar players must be able to read music (not tablature) and have at least one year of experience in an ensemble setting.  Drum set players must have a recommendation from their school band director or submit a video audition of their playing.  

Rehearsals are June 13th, 14th, 15th, 16th, 17th  from 7:30am – 3:30pm with a final performance on the last day.   Due to this only being a one week course – all rehearsals and the performance are required for participation.  Online registration is available via the link here. Cost for this program is $15.

Questions: Jeremy Kriedeman, 262-359-8370 jkriedem@kusd.edu or Katie Poole, 262-359-4058 kpoole@kusd.edu


Color Guard

(Competed grade 6-12)

The Kenosha Recreation Summer Color Guard program is open to all students with an interest in contemporary pageantry arts. The color guard experience will focus on equipment fundamentals (flag, rifle and sabre), dance and body basics, and preparation of a program to present at the summer Ice Cream Social event in July. The color guard will also support Rambler Band and Band of the Blackwatch with their parade experiences. All interested students should plan to attend our pre-season spin sessions from 6-9pm in the Indian Trail Commons on May 11, 18 and 25. Online registration is available here. The tentative schedule is available here.

Questions: KUSD FIne Arts, 262-359-6388 or, sbartmer@kusd.edu


KYPAC

(Entering grades 1-9)

KYPAC Kenosha Youth Performing Arts Company), is a summer musical theatre program designed for students entering first grade through ninth grade. Students will go from PROCESS to PRODUCT developing life skills through the study of acting, dance, music and movement. Through these life skills, the students will create a final performance that will entertain the whole family. For 2022, KYPAC will present the Emmy Award-winning Saturday morning educational cartoon series and pop culture phenomenon, Schoolhouse Rock Live! JR. The program will run from June 27 through July 23 with rehearsals taking place at Mahone Middle School, Monday through Friday from 8:30am – Noon (No rehearsal on July 4). Performances will be at Mahone Middle School on Friday, July 22, 2022 at 7pm and Saturday, July 23,2022 at 1pm and 3:30pm.

Questions: Contact Thomas Weissgerber at tweissge@kusd.edu

Audition information is available HERE