Capital Sound Announces North And South Camps
Following a tremendously successful 2007 season, Capital Sound has made the decision to expand its camp schedule by announcing 2008 rehearsals will take place in Madison and, for the first time ever, Enterprise, Alabama. The new format will start with auditions, which will take place December 7-9 in Madison, one week later (December 14-16) in Alabama. The two camps will continue in January, and again in March.
The idea for the Southern camps stems from the established relationship that was formed this past year between the corps and Enterprise High School following the tragic tornado that destroyed the school last March. The corps provided relief supplies for the town, and students from the community joined the corps for the 2007 season. Several more students from the area have expressed interest in joining for 2008, and the idea for the southern camps was created as a vehicle to allow them the opportunity without having to travel north every month.
Corps director, Marc Gofstein, and Enterprise High School Assistant Direct Director, Jason Smith, expressed excitement about the joint venture. “This is a great opportunity for Capital Sound to attract members from the southern part of the country,” said Gofstein. “The kids from Enterprise that marched this year have been great ambassadors for us, and they’ve stirred a lot of interest in the area. Having camps in Enterprise will allow us both to make our relationship even stronger.”
Smith added his thoughts. “Capital Sound made a tremendous impression on us down here. Our kids had great stories to tell when they got back from tour, and the excitement they conveyed got more kids hungry to march with them. Having them here will really strengthen the bond between our community, and Madison.”
Interested students can get more information, and RSVP for the camps, by calling the corps at 608-212-7535, or email corps director Marc Gofstein at corpsdirector [at] capsound [dot] org.
Founded in 1995, Capital Sound is a non-profit youth organization dedicate to the betterment and enrichment of the youth of Madison and the State of Wisconsin through life-skill training, music education and performance.