Saint Martin's offers summer learning fun for youth
Thursday, April 22, 2004
Lacey, Wash. - Saint Martin’s College welcomes
students from elementary through high school age to campus this summer
for a variety of fun and exciting learning opportunities. Programs are
being offered this year in band, orchestra, science and engineering and
several sports beginning in late June.
Band and orchestra students can improve their
musical skills or learn a new instrument during the 2004 Summer Music
Program, weekdays June 24 through July 9 (no class July 5). They’ll
display their new skills at the program finale, a concert on July 9. The
program is open to students entering third through 12th grades this
fall. Classes - all one hour in length - are available to students of
all skill levels, from beginners through advanced.
This year’s program has been expanded with new
classes in introductory jazz fiddling; intermediate and advanced brass;
intermediate and advanced flute; and beginning and intermediate/advanced
A seasoned faculty of area music teachers will
lead the sessions. They include conductor, adjudicator, clinician and
instrumental band teacher Greg Allison, Olympia School District;
instrumental string teacher and Olympia Camber Orchestra concertmaster
Mary Jo Rydholm, Olympia School District; instrumental band director and
jazz trumpeter Tom Mettler, North Thurston School District; and
orchestra director and Northwest String Quartet member Brent Pearson,
North Thurston School District.
The program is presented by Saint Martin’s and
community partners H&R Block, Lacey-Westside, Music 6000, Music Service,
R.L. Ray Violin Shop, South Sound Music Center, Westside Music Center
and Yenney Music Co.
Class sizes are limited. For more details, see the
or contact (360) 438-4310; firstname.lastname@example.org.
Science and Engineering
For the third year, faculty from
the college’s School of Engineering and division of science and
mathematics will donate their time to offer students wild, wonderful and
intriguing experiences at Camp WISE. High school sophomores and juniors
work in small groups with scientists and engineers and learn more about
potential careers in the sciences. Exciting hands-on laboratory projects
in robotics and automation; concepts in infinity; bridge-building;
forensic engineering/science; and optics/optical illusions are part of
the fun - and participants have an opportunity to continue working with
their mentor-teachers after completing the camp.
The camp, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 23
through July 2, has a limited enrollment. For more information, please
visit the college’s website,
www.stmartin.edu/engineering/WISE_camp.htm, or contact the Saint
Martin’s School of Engineering, (360) 438-4320;
For sports-minded students, Saint Martin’s will
offer a selection of summer sports camps in golf, baseball, fastpitch
softball, basketball and volleyball. Saint Martin’s athletic coaches and
student-athletes teach sports in a fun, no-stress environment. For a
complete list of camps and details on ‘04 Saint Martin’s sports camps,
please visit the college’s website, www.stmartin.edu/engineering/WISE_camp.htm.
For more information:
Partlow, media relations coordinator
Martin’s Office of Communication
360-438-4541 or email@example.com