The UVa-Wise Bands will once again host the popular Summer Band Conservatory this summer on campus.

The conservatory, open to all band students eighth grade through graduated senior in Wise, Dickenson and Lee counties and the city of Norton, is set for July 11-14 from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. each day.

In addition to the daily rehearsals , students will also have the opportunity to work in master classes with UVa-Wise faculty and music education students.  Each participant will receive a free camp T-Shirt and will be treated to a cookout at the end of the camp.  The group will present a concert on July 14 at the Trail of the Lonesome Pine amphitheater in Big Stone Gap as the pre-show entertainment for the popular outdoor drama.

There is no cost for the camp.  For more information, students should see their band directors or contact Director of Bands Richard Galyean at UVa-Wise at 276-328-0235 or email