Fiddle Camp - Our summer fiddle camp is a four-day opportunity for string players to play music from a variety of alternative styles other than classical. This year, we will focus on folk/fiddle music from the United States of America. Students will learn about the main building blocks of a fiddle tune as well as the specialized techniques of playing in a fiddle style. All students will practice together as a large ensemble and, on the last day of camp, they will perform what they have learned during the week. Summer fiddle camp is offered at Neuqua Valley High School. Fiddle camp is open to students entering grades 7-12 who play violin, viola, cello, bass, or acoustic guitar.​

District 204 Summer Music and Visual Arts

Serving 204 students since 1986

Indian Prairie Summer Art Program - Art Camp is open to students entering grades 6-12.  Students will be instructed in the areas of photography, painting computer graphics and drawing.  Summer Art Camp will be offered at Neuqua Valley High School for students entering grades 6-12.

Our experienced, professional staff is adept at working with anyone--

at any skill level--beginner through advanced.

Percussion - This exciting camp for percussionists entering grades 7-12 focuses on developing "total percussion" skills.  Students enrolled in the camp will study percussion ensemble and attending classes in technique, improvisations, percussion literature, percussion maintenance, and music theory.  Students will be placed in percussion ensembles and small groups according to grade level and experience.  In technique classes, students will study techniques for the different facets of percussion: including snare drum, keyboard percussion, timpani, multiple percussion, drum-set, symphonic percussion, and world percussion.  Complete curriculum varies by grade level.  Percussion camp will be held at Waubonsie Valley High School and will be offered to students entering grades 7-12.

Chorus - In summer chorus, students will develop musicianship through performing a variety of types and styles of music, along with vocal skills and habits necessary  for musical growth and performance.  Students will learn music reading skills and music theory; develop appreciation for music from all styles through performing and listening activities; develop empathy and appropriate respect for society's cultural blend.  Student will gain camaraderie with peers of various age and grade levels through musical experiences.  Chorus will be offered at Metea Valley High School for students entering grades 4-12 and Neuqua Valley High school for students entering grades 6-12.

Jazz - The goal of jazz camp is to provide students with some jazz techniques that will allow them to develop their jazz skills and know how to practice over the summer.  Students will participate in a large ensemble that will present a concert at the end of the camp.  Jazz camps will be offered at Metea Valley High School, Waubonsie Valley High School and Neuqua Valley High School.  Students entering grades 7-12 may enroll.

Band and Orchestra - Students will work on technique, reviewing and/or learning scales and arpeggios, rhythm charts, music theory concepts and sight-reading in addition to large group instruction.

Band and orchestra will be offered at Metea Valley High School, Waubonsie Valley High School and Neuqua Valley High School.  Students entering 7-12 grades may enroll.

District 204 Alumni/Faculty Concert BandThis band is for all District 204 Band Alumni and Music Faculty.  Rehearsals are June 13, June 14 and June 20.  There will be a concert June 21 at 7:00pm along with the Summer High School Bands.  Location of rehearsals and concert will be at Neuqua Valley.  Please do not sign up if you cannot attend at least 2 of the rehearsals.

Sing, Drum, Play - Sing, Drum, Play camp is a music experience for students entering grades 4,5 and 6.  The students will have a chance to sing, dance, & play instruments with other students their age.  The campers first learn a song through singing.  We can add percussion instruments such as xylophones and glockenspiels, sing a harmony and dance.  There is a significant amount of drumming as well.  They will have a rich musical experience beyond the everyday music classroom, and share the music they learn at the end of the week with their families.  Sing, Drum and Play is open to all students entering grades 4-6 and will be offered at Waubonsie Valley High School and Neuqua Valley High School.

Music Technology - Music Technology is a wide-ranging discipline offering innumerable opportunities for musicians to invigorate and develop the way music is made, heard and appreciated.  The District 204 Summer music Program is offering a five day session in Music Technology entitled: Experiments with Music Technology.  This session provides high school students an opportunity to explore and use computer technology in creative musical experiences.  Music Technology will be at Neuqua Valley High School for students entering grades 9-12.