Summer Fine Arts

2023 Summer Fine Arts Dates

  • Band – Tuesday through Thursday, June 13 – July 13
  • Color Guard – Spin sessions begin in May, regular season June 8 through July 13
  • KYPAC – June 19 through July 22
  • Orchestra – Wednesday, June 14 through Wednesday, July 19

2023 Summer Fine Arts Programs

Click a program name for more information.


Program Descriptions and Registration

Beginning Strings (completed grades 4 & 5)

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

Classes will run from June 14 through July 19, with a final concert to be held on July 19 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. Online registration will be available via the link here beginning on May 16. Classes will be offered at Lincoln Middle School, Bradford High School and Tremper High School. Cost is $15. Questions: Jennifer Marvin, 359-2745 or jmarvin@kusd.edu.


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 14 through July 19, with a final concert to be held on July 19 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. Online registration will be available via the link here beginning on April 17. Classes will be offered at Lincoln Middle School, Bradford High School and Tremper High School. Cost is $15. Questions: Jennifer Marvin, 359-2745 or jmarvin@kusd.edu.


Middle School Strings (completed grades 6 & 7)

Classes will run from June 14 through July 19, with a final concert to be held on July 19 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 Bradford High School (6:00-7:00pm). Online registration will be available via the link here beginning on April 17. Cost is $15. Questions: Jennifer Marvin, 359-2745 or jmarvin@kusd.edu.


High School Strings (completed grades 8-11)

Classes will run from June 14 through July 19, with a final concert to be held on July 19 at Indian Trail High School with possible community performances TBA. Times and location TBD. Online registration will be available via the link here beginning on April 17. Cost is $15. Questions: Jennifer Marvin, 359-2745 or jmarvin@kusd.edu.


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 90 minute session each day from 1:00-2:30 pm at Indian Trail High School from June 13th-July 12th. Wednesday’s will be sectional day, where each instrument group will get to work with a professional on their instrument. Cost is $15. Performance details will be provided at the start of the summer season. 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 13 through July 11. Performances will be in the evening of Friday July 6th, and the Ice Cream Social Tuesday July, 11th. Total cost of registration for the program is $15, optional trip to Noah’s Ark at the end of the program is an additional cost. Questions: Brittany Teschler, 262-359-7134 (KTEC West Music Office) or bteschle@kusd.edu.


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 13 through July 6. 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. Questions: Lucas Dickinson, 262-359-3002 or ldickins@kusd.edu / Matt Maccari, 262-359-2882 or mmaccari@kusd.edu.


Band of the Blackwatch (completed grade 9-12)

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 8 through July 12th, with spring rehearsals from 6-8 pm on Mondays in May. Performances will include concerts and marching in local parades. There is a mandatory overnight band camp at Carroll University June 8-11th. Cost for the summer is $175. A mandatory parent meeting will be held in the Indian Trail Auditorium on May 1st at 7:00 p.m. Questions: Jeremy Kriedeman, 262-359-8370 jkriedem@kusd.edu or Karl Mueller, 414-315-2469 (cell) kmueller@kusd.edu.


Color Guard (completed 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 Monday May 8, 15 and 22. Cost for the summer is $175. A parent meeting will be held in the Indian Trail Auditorium with Band of the BLACKWATCH on May 1st at 7:00 p.m. Questions: KUSD FIne Arts, 262-359-6388 or, finearts@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 2023, KYPAC will present You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown. The program will run from June 19 – July 22 with rehearsals taking place at Mahone Middle School, Monday through Friday from 8:30 am – Noon (no rehearsal on July 3 and July 4). Performances will be at Mahone Middle School on Friday, July 21, 2022 at 7pm and Saturday, July 22,2022 at 1pm and 3:30pm. Auditions Monday, May 15 and Tuesday, May 16, 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Questions: Contact Thomas Weissgerber at tweissge@kusd.edu.