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The Palm Beach County Band Camp's goal is to provide a summertime opportunity for students to continue to develop mucially as well as promote their enmoyment and understanding of music through the participation in regular rehearsals, master classes, listening sessions, and musiic theory, eartraining, and private lessons with professional instructors.

David Gibble - Co-founder, Artistic Director

Associate Professor at Palm Beach State College since 1995 where teaches Concert Band, Jazz Ensemble, Applied Trumpet and Music/Jazz Appreciation. He coordinates and participates in 15-20 performances at the college each year with a variety of ensembles. Twice he has been the guest director for the Palm Beach County High School All-District Jazz Band. Gibble also freelances as a trumpet player all over South Florida in both the jazz and classical idioms having performed with the Woody Herman Orchestra, Duffy Jackson Big Band, the Brass Renaissance and the Florida Wind Symphony as well as many others. He also has several arrangements for jazz ensemble published through UNC Jazz Press. Prior to his coming to Florida, he formerly taught instrumental music to grades 4-12 for eight years in Pennsylvania

Nick Patsis - Co-founder, Business Manager

Band Director and Music Department chair at Christa McAuliffe Middle School and music teacher in Palm Beach County since 1978. His duties include concert band and jazz ensemble as well as serving as the school’s Technology Coordinator and other numerous committees. Before the Palm Beach County Band Camp Mr. Patsis was actively involved as a teacher and manager of the Palm Beach Community College Band Camp for 17 years. He also continues to maintain an active freelance trumpet career and has performed with the Palm Beach Opera, Palm Beach Symphony, Orchid City Brass Band, Studio Brass Quintet, Florida Wind Symphony and numerous other professional and community organizations.