De Soto High School student Ry Patton and Lexington Trails Middle School students Zachary Stephens and Philip Kaul were three of the more than 380 junior high and high school students from Kansas and 16 other states who attended one of four Midwestern Music Camps at Kansas University this summer.
Stephens and Kaul attended the Junior High Band and Orchestra Camp June 10 to 16. Patton attended the Senior High Band Orchestra and Choir Institute June 17 to 23.
KU's School of Fine Arts and Department of Music and Dance offer the camps. David Clemmer, director of athletic bands and assistant band director at KU, leads the camps.
The camp provided instrumental, vocal and keyboard students a variety of musical experiences, including opportunities to participate in full symphony orchestras, choirs, bands, jazz ensembles and music classes.