Good afternoon and welcome to the 36th annual Reggie Schive Summer Jazz Camp!
We hope you are ready for an exceptionally great week of playing and learning JAZZ! Thank you for being a part of our Summer Jazz Camp. We hope you learn more than you can imagine and have fun making memories and friendships to last a lifetime.
What is this?
This is the Jazz Jive. It will be published daily to keep you tuned into the latest news at camp. Please make sure to take a few moments after rehearsals to read through this in its entirety so you don’t miss any changes. It will inform you where to be and when! YOU may even appear in this publication…be sure to report funny stories that happen to you and your friends. Any “newsworthy” information may be brought to the Camp Office in the cafeteria and Student Center and dropped off in the “Outside the Changes” box.
Who was Reggie?
This camp is alive because of a wonderful man named Reggie Schive. We lost this incredible performer, educator, and person in February 2004. As a student at UNI, ‘Reg’ played an important role in forming the UNI Jazz Festival, now known as the Tall Corn Jazz Festival. The Great Plains Jazz Festival was started under his leadership during his time at the University of Nebraska, Omaha. While teaching at Buena Vista College, he began the Reggie Schive Summer Jazz Camp. This was the first camp in the United States dealing exclusively with jazz education. It stands today as the longest running jazz camp in the United States! This year celebrating its 36th year! When he left the college, the camp moved to Lake Okoboji. He was the director of the camp for 20 years, and it continues in his name.
Hang on to these tightly! The fine for a lost room key is $50. If you lose one, let us know as soon as possible so we can help you find it!
This year’s counselors are Colten, Tim, Katherine, and Jordan. These counselors will be available to help you settle into your door rooms, move equipment and help you register. If you have any requests for evening activities, please inform your counselors. They are in charge of your fun—make their job easy and let them know what you’d like to do! J Please feel free to let them know if you have any questions or concerns. They are here for YOU!
The 4-Plexes are the buildings north of the student dorm rooms. This is the home to our staff members. They are off limits to campers. Thank you for your cooperation.
Please wear your nametags every day, all day (during scheduled camp activities). Most people will learn your name quickly, but some take longer than others. Let’s help those slower (and older!) by wearing the nametags to avoid embarrassing moments. Thank you!
The computers in the cafeteria lobby are available for all camp students. Please use discretion on appropriate websites. You can also log on to Iowa Lakes WiFi for free by logging in as a guest. There is no WiFi in the dorms during the summer months—sorry!
Meal times are posted in your daily schedules. If you are a commuter, you may purchase meals on a daily basis or purchase a meal ticket in the Iowa Lakes Community College business office located next to the front lobby. You may also bring your lunch and are welcome to join the resident campers in the cafeteria. There is a microwave available.
Today is School Pride Day
Please wear something with your school’s name, emblem, mascot, etc. to rehearsal tonight for a chance to win prizes. Sign up outside the office if you participate. Staff can win, too! Names need to be collected before Headliner Introduction tonight!
Tomorrow is Hat Day
Wear any hat you brought! Sign up outside the office if you participate. Staff can win, too! Names need to be collected before Master Class (2 PM) tomorrow!
Outside the Changes
This section is made up of contributions BY YOU! Bring all of your printable funny stories, embarrassing quotes, blonde moments, funny jokes, interesting facts… about campers and teachers, or anything for that matter to the “Outside the Changes” box (outside the Camp Office). If you would like to send a personal message or embarrass or congratulate your friends in writing—this is your chance! No one ever said it had to be true…just in good fun!
There will be a lesson schedule posted Monday morning at breakfast (if not sooner). Please look through ALL of the teachers to see if you have lessons on second and third instruments. If you miss a lesson, you need to speak directly with your teacher to reschedule. Make a note early Monday morning, though, so you don’t miss it! If you don’t have at least two scheduled lessons this week, please tell someone in the Camp Office!
There is a general tentative schedule for this evening on the front of the Jazz Jive. All schedules will be posted in the Cafeteria/Student Center on the Camp Office window. Lesson schedules and locations are posted there, as well.
There are many dedicated staff people waiting to work with you! Let us introduce ourselves!
Carol Ayres Stueven – Camp Director – IA Lakes Community College band director
Roger Neumann – Saxophone Headliner - professional musician/composer/arranger/big band leader
CJ Kocher – Saxophone Headliner – Dr. Kocher – University of South Dakota band director
Michael Gurciullo (Gooch) – Trumpet Headliner – professional musician/big band leader/vocalist
Dan Cassady – Trombone Headliner – adjunct professor at Kirkwood CC from Iowa City
Andy Hall – Bass Headliner – professional musician, adjunct professor at UNL from Lincoln
Scott Hesse – Guitar Headliner – professional musician/composer/teacher from Chicago
Tony Gulizia – Piano Headliner – professional musician/teacher/ vocalist from Vail, CO
Joey Gulizia – Percussion Headliner – professional musician from Omaha, NE
Michael Wilbur – big band leader – Wagner, SD band director
Laura Garred – office staff – Hinton band director
Emily Ayres – office staff – Beresford, SD vocal director
Tom Musel – trumpet lessons – Ridgeview band director
Donna Musel – office staff – Buena Vista College Director of the Center for Academic Excellence
Cindy Mouw – office staff – former band director, now stay-at-home-mom from Cannon Falls, MN
Trish Morfitt – office staff – freelance graphic/web designer of her company: ICON Design Works
Doug Stueven – equipment and sound consultant – 4th grade teacher at Spirit Lake Elementary
Janet Crisman – office staff – former elementary principle - retired
Linda Kautz – assistant to the music department - Iowa Lakes Community College
Colten Christensen – counselor
Tim Soper – counselor
Katherine Harrison – counselor
Jordan Christensen – counselor (no relation to Colten)
Students, although cell phones are not permitted during rehearsals and classes, we encourage you to share and document your week on social media sites with #jazzcamp
Pictures will be shared daily on the Jazz Camp Facebook page.
All commuter campers can attend the Headliner concerts for free if they wear their nametags. They are responsible for their own transportation this year.
Thursday Student Concerts
3:30 pm Combo Concert
Supper available in cafeteria
6:30 pm Big Band Concert
Thursday Supper Option
Sign Up with Cindy at the registration table Sunday afternoon if you and your family will be staying for dinner. There will be a sandwich bar, salads, desserts, and a drink for $5.00. If you need to sign up after tomorrow, please email Carol (firstname.lastname@example.org) or call/text Carol (712-330-3647).
If you have any more questions, please feel free to call/text Carol at any time. Thank you so much for encouraging your students to participate in our camp!