HAPCO Music Foundation

HAPCO Summer Jazz Band Camp

June 15-19, 2020

Ocoee High School | 1925 Ocoee Crown Point Pky | Ocoee, FL 34761

HAPCO Band Camp Clinicians


Jazz in the Park: Band Camp Performance | Thursday, June 18 | 6pm
Oakland Town Center | 221 North Arrington St | Oakland, FL

Finale Performance with Clinicians | Friday, June 19 | 12:15p
Disney Springs Stage

Coordinated by: Bernie Hendricks, Jr., Ocoee High School Director of Bands
Open to 2020/21 7th-12th graders


Stay and Play at
Fairfield Inn | 10971 W Colonial Dr. | Ocoee, Florida 34761
+ Orlando theme park and attraction outings


  • Lead Clinician: Scott Wilson, Univ. of Florida Director of Jazz Studies
  • Erik Abernathy, Guitarist and Upright Bassist
  • Robert Acevedo Jr., Musician, Producer, DJ
  • Dr. José Valentino, Head of Music Business & Entrepreneurship, Univ. of Florida
  • Bernie Hendricks, Jr., Ocoee HS Band Director
  • Ricky Jackson, HAPCO Instructor

Best. Band. Camp. EVER.

full ensemble rehearsals | master classes | sectionals, combo + improv | business, theory + history | recording tools | career tools

It’s overnight summer camp, close to home, for Central Florida jazz students.

You’ll learn from professional and university-level clinicians, who emphasize fun and energy in a positive environment.

You’ll have fun with friends, old and new, who share your passion for jazz music.

You’ll build your confidence and your skills – and your network of connections.

You’ll perform alongside the clinicians on stage at Disney Springs.

It’s a week of jazz, learning and making life-long friends. Join us!


Early Bird Rates!
Through January 31, 2020

  • Early Bird thru Jan 31 | $400 overnight | $200 day camp
  • Feb 1 - Mar 31 | $500 overnight | $325 day camp
  • After Mar 31 | $600 overnight | $450 day camp

$350: Sponsor a Band Camp Scholarship.
Your scholarship sponsorship sends a disadvantaged young person to camp.



  • All campers must complete and return Camp Student Info Forms by June 5, 2020.
  • Further information: Summer Jazz Camp Handbook
  • Campers must have a minimum of one year of training on their chosen instrument.
  • While at camp, students are supervised by Resident Camp Counselors.
  • Meals included are: Day Campers: lunch; Overnight Campers: breakfast, lunch and dinner.
  • Cancellation Policy: There is a $100 non-refundable fee for any cancellations, which must be submitted in writing by email or US mail. To receive a refund for your registration fee less the $100, your cancellation request must be made before June 1, 2020. Any cancellations submitted on or after June 5, 2020 will not receive a refund. HAPCO | PO Box 784581 | Winter Garden, FL 34778 |  info@hapcomusic.org
HAPCO Summer Jazz Band Camp performance


Scott Wilson
Director of Jazz Studies, University of Florida
Erik Abernathy
Guitarist and Upright Bassist
Robert Acevedo, Jr.
Musician, Producer, DJ
José Valentino
Head of Music Business & Entrepreneurship, Univ. of Florida
Bernard Hendricks Jr.
Director of Bands, Ocoee High School
Ricky Jackson
Professional Musician & Educator