Program Descriptions

Registration is now open for our Summer Music Camps. This is 11th summer the Southwest Music Academy has presented these popular programs to the community's aspiring music students.

The Academy began in 2008 as an off-shoot of the very popular Sands Band Camp which began more than 40 years ago. Sands began as a way for all the middle school band directors to offer new band students a jump start on the school year and to allow older students to play during the break. And we’re continuing this great tradition!

We now offer three summer camps: middle school band with an optional jazz studies class, middle school orchestra and an elementary music camp for the younger crowd.

The orchestra camp takes place at Picacho Middle School, 1040 N Motel Blvd (map). Band camp is located at Sierra Middle School, 1700 Spruce Ave (map). Separate elementary camps are held at each school. Second-, third- and fourth-year band and orchestra students must bring their instruments to camp.

Summer Camps

Program Schedule Price Description
Elementary Camp June 18–22 $75 Click or Tap for Times and Details
Middle School Band Camp
  — Jazz Studies
June 18–22  $75
$20
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Orchestra Camp
  — Jazz Studies
June 18–22  $75
$20
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(Campers receive a t-shirt as a part of their registration.)