Registration Is Open!

Registration for the July 30th-August 4th 2017 Workshop is open. It gets better every year, and, as always, we have an outstanding faculty lined up. Sign up right away for the early discount!

Because of ongoing construction at Stanley Middle School this summer, the Workshop will be held at nearby Acalanes High School at 1200 Pleasant Hill Road, Lafayette. None of our usual activities will be affected: it’s still close to BART, and we’ll have the use of the beautiful 400-seat Acalanes High School Performing Arts Facility for performances and daily events.

If you have any questions, please contact LafSMW Director, Bob Athayde: or 925-914-0797.

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Final Concert Audio Files

What a fantastic week! 2016 was another great year for the Workshop, thanks to the great campers, the amazing faculty, mentors, and work-study students, and the incredibly capable and helpful volunteers. We hope to see you all again next year: registration opens January 1, 2017.

Thanks to the great recording work of Mark Seymour at the Friday Concert, we have audio files of all 25 combo performances and the faculty performance as well.

Check them out here!

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Combo Performance Times

The performance times for Friday’s concert have been posted.

Check them out here: 2016 Performance Schedule

We hold to the scheduled times, so give yourself plenty of time to find your seats. The schedule shows left and right side of the stage, so you may want to sit on that side if possible. You’re free to come and go anytime during the concert.

There will be a limited amount of walkup dinners available if you haven’t turned in your form: first-come-first-served on those.

Make sure you take your student’s equipment home after the performance. Feel free to pull through to the playground blacktop for additional parking.

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Workshop Begins!

The Workshop has gotten off to a great start this year! The auditions and the first day of classes and activities went smoothly now things really get rolling!

If you arrive early (doors open at 8:00AM, no adult supervision on campus before 7:45) be sure to break out your instrument and join the Wake-Up Jam Session at 8AM. What a great way to start the day. Check out the song list here.

This promises to be the best year ever for food at the Workshop! Get a sneak peek at the menu here.

Please have a look at the order form for the Friday night Concert dinner. Let someone else do the cooking!

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Live Concerts

Once again this year, we are proud to present LIVE JAZZ, featuring some of our gifted staff instructors, at the Big Room Theatre at Lamorinda Music on  Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings at 8:00 the week of camp.

Tuesday: Peter Barshay, Erik Jekabson, Brian Pardo, Mark Ferber and special guest Dan Pratt.

Thursday: Kyle Athayde and Sullivan Fortner.

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Student Jazz Jam

On Wednesday, there’s a Student Jazz Jam at Bonehead’s BBQ in Lafayette. It’s always great, and it’s open to all students!

Find Out More:

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Student Letter and Audition Times

On July 8 we sent an email to each registered student and/or their parents about the Student Letter and Audition times. If you haven’t seen the email, that information is available here on the website. Please be sure to read this before coming in for your audition. It gives the details of the audition requirements as well as when and where to bring your equipment. Looking forward to seeing everyone!

Student Letter:

Audition Times:

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