M&D Camp

2019 Music & Drama Camp Announcements

Plan to come to Music and Drama Camp next year June 10-14, 2019!

  • Please note the change in the camp week. 
  • Registration opens February 1, 2019.
  • Register by April 10 for the early-bird rate.
  • Registration closes May 10.
  • All audition forms with video links must be turned in by May 10.

"Trackform" your 2019 Summer at Music & Drama Camp

If you enjoy challenges in the performing arts and desire to make new connections, join campers from around the United States for an exciting week at Maranatha Music and Drama Camp! The Music Tracks provide optimal musical experiences and challenges for musical and personal growth. The Drama Track invokes the passion and energy of performing arts, both in front of and behind the curtain. In all tracks, workshops and recreational activities are balanced to provide campers with both learning and leisure time.

Which Camp Track Will "Trackform" Your Summer?

Stage Crew


  • Beginning Band | no band experience (a day camp from 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM) Directed by Teresa Herbert

  • Cadet Band | one year of band experience (typically 6th or 7th grade) Directed by Trisha Herbert

  • Intermediate/Advanced Band | two or more years of band experience | Directed by Dr. David Brown


  • Rehearse with the band.

  • Receive specialized instruction on their instrument: Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Saxophone, Trumpet, French Horn, Low Brass, or Percussion.

  • Sing in the camp choir.

  • Participate in the afternoon General Music Electives.


  • After registration is completed and campers are in their designated rehearsal rooms, the band director will confirm whether they are in the correct band for their level and age. Additional adjustments may be made during the first scheduled rehearsal.

  • For questions regarding band track, email David Brown.


2018 MUSICAL: MARY POPPINS, JR. (For those entering 7th grade and above)

This track includes special workshops on makeup and acting and features its own performance of a popular and engaging comedy! Roughly fifteen senior high students will be selected during the audition period to be part of this production. The track will rehearse separately from the musical production but will join the camp for all other activities. A Thursday night performance will complete this camp experience. Campers in this track will put their newly-acquired makeup skills to the test by assisting with makeup preparations for Mary Poppins, Jr.

2018 COMEDY: BREAKING NEWS by Tim Kochenderfer (Senior high students)

Comedy Synopsis: Channel Eight is Detroit's least-watched newscast. The ratings are lower than ever, the viewers are leaving their TVs off so they don't accidentally tune in, the writers are adding on-air fights to the anchors' scripts, and the reporters can't tell a story to save their lives. As a last-ditch effort, the station hires a news director with a plan to make Channel Eight number one. What the station doesn't realize is that his plan involves a reporter being killed on air. Will the Channel Eight news team catch on to his diabolical scheme? Or will it turn out that the best way to break news is to fix it? Find out, straight ahead.




  • Intermediate
  • Advanced


  • Take daily lessons with master teachers.
  • Have practice time every day during the private lesson time.
  • Be assigned a duet partner, choose a duet piece, and practice with a duet coach.
  • Be in an ensemble learning sight reading, playing by ear, and developing a level-specific piece for the concert.
  • Attend various piano-specific workshops.
  • Sing in the camp choir.
  • Participate in the afternoon General Music Electives.


Stage Crew

The Stage Crew track is full. Please e-mail katie.potter@mbu.edu to be placed on the waiting list.


  • Enjoy all the fun of the stage, without standing in the spotlight. Join us for a week of technical theatre, where you will learn the basics of set construction, painting techniques, lighting, sound, and running a production from behind the scenes. You will help build an entire set in one week and see it "come to life" in the Drama Camp’s production.

  • Campers (grades 8-12) will be stretching flats, building frames and platforms, and painting scenes. They will learn about tool usage and safety, constructing moveable stages, production organization, stage movements, and lighting design, settings, and controls.

  • No previous experience is needed, as training will be provided for both beginning and experienced stagehands. Be sure to bring clothes for painting as well as black pants and a long-sleeved black shirt. Remember, in any production, the most important people wear black!


  • Stage crew campers do not have auditions, but campers need to report to the gym stage after completing registration.

  • For questions regarding the stage crew track, email Isaiah Oetken.



  • Play in an orchestra or string ensemble.

  • Receive specialized instruction in:  Violin, Viola, Cello, and String Bass.

  • Sing in the camp choir.

  • Participate in the afternoon General Music Electives.


  • Please read this letter from Mr. Lewis Rosove before downloading the music.

  • See our listing of practice music as you prepare.

  • Listen to all the music via YouTube, preferably with parts and/or scores in hand.

  • Print and bring your orchestra parts with you to camp.


  • String campers should already be at an intermediate (Suzuki book 3) level or higher.

  • There will be a short audition for seating on the Monday morning of camp. No one will be excluded from the orchestra on the basis of this audition.

  • Read more about String Auditions

  • For questions regarding the strings track please email Lewis Rosove.



Come and learn from professionals in the field of video and movie production. With our flexible learning setup, you will learn and grow through the week no matter your previous experience. You will improve your individual skills and learn to work with a creative team through collaborative projects. Areas to be covered through the week include:

  • Cinematography

  • Special Effects

  • Editing

  • Scripting

  • Team Work

  • Directing


  • No audition requirements for the video track.

  • Students must have completed at least their Freshman year of high school.

  • For questions regarding the video track, email Jon Williquette.


Maranatha Camp Faculty (assisted by MBU alumni and students)

David Brown

David Brown

Band and Choir
Ruth Brown - Faculty

Ruth Brown

June Brus

June Brus


Isaiah Kazarovich

David Ledgerwood

David Ledgerwood

Piano and Choir
Chistina Miller - Faculty

Christina Miller

Jeffrey Miller - Faculty

Jeff Miller


Isaiah Oetken

Stage Crew
Lewis Rosove - Faculty

Lewis Rosove

Melody Steinbart

Melody Steinbart

Strings and Choir
Janet Tschida - Faculty

Janet Tschida


We are surrounded by other musicians for the whole week, and we have access to many great musical professors and counselors...I look forward to Music Camp for months and count down the days until it begins!

Elizabeth Hudson


I was encouraged to witness the incredible progress made by my students in one week of camp

Dr. David Townsend

Freedom Christian School

As a parent, my mind was put at ease knowing that the girls were in the hands of exceptionally competent and caring instructors, leaders, and sponsors. We could not have been more pleased with their progress and experience after spending a week at Maranatha Band Camp.

Stephanie Griggs

Mother of Camper

You don’t spend all of your time with just drama, or string, or piano people. You get to branch out and broaden your horizons. Plus, the food is really great!

Kimberly McDaniel


Maranatha Band camp is a great opportunity for homeschooled students to get a chance to play in a band!

Seth Hudson


The best part about summer camp was the fact I was surrounded by people who were as dedicated to their instrument as I was. The teachers were the greatest encouragement to better myself for God’s glory

Lizzie Conrad


I had an absolutely amazing time at camp and would recommend Maranatha’s Music and Drama Camp to anyone wanting to learn their instrument better.

Clayton Sparks


Maranatha’s Music Camp not only is a great asset to learning my instrument, but it is also great fun!! The activities are great, I met new friends, and I learned lots of music.

Sarah Howell


My girls and I LOVED our experience at Maranatha and I hope to bring more kiddos next summer to experience what we did! Such a unique opportunity, and combining music and summer camp together in a Christian atmosphere is an unbelievable experience. My girls sang "By the Gentle Waters" (from choir) at a family gathering as well as a homeschool co-op's talent show. Many experiences from their week of camp have influenced them. Even the hymn singing in the dorms at night had a huge impact. The effects of your camp go on and on.span>

Lynn Betzold

Volunteer/Mom of campers

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