Because of construction at Stanley Middle School, the Workshop will be held at Acalanes High School this year.

On Sunday, July 30th, audition day, there will a large swim meet at Acalanes which will impact parking. We do have a number of parking spaces reserved for our use, but these will be at a premium, so we are asking for your help in lightening the parking load.

Parents: if possible, please drop off your student for their audition and pick them up afterwards. Follow the signs to the designated drop-off area in the main parking lot. There will be guides to direct you: they will be wearing brightly-colored vests and will be easily identifiable.

Students: please make an effort to carpool or, if possible, to be dropped off for your audition. If you must drive yourself, please talk to one of the parking attendants for instructions on where to park.

Everyone: please allow extra time for arrival and departure on this day! Thanks very much for anything you can do to help reduce the congestion on Sunday. It’s going to be a great Workshop at Acalanes: this will help us get off to a great start!

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Student Letter

If you’ve signed up for the workshop, a link to the Student Letter has been emailed to you. If you haven’t received it, you can find it here. It’s full of all the information you’ll need about this year’s Workshop.

Click here for the Student Letter.

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Alto Sax and Drums Are Full

The workshop is filling up fast! Alto Sax and Drum slots are filled, so if you’re applying for those instruments, please don’t send payment, just an application. New applications will be placed on the Waiting List. We will notify you if there is a cancellation on a first-come-first-served basis.

Only one more spot for Trumpet: a few more for Piano and Bass. Sign up today!

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

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 this year in 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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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 and Thursday evenings at 8:00 the week of camp. Performers will be announced soon.


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