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UTSA continues summer camps with range of activities for children and teens

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UTSA Middle School Band Camp

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(June 23, 2014) -- UTSA continues this week as the San Antonio summer camp destination. Camps opening this week are the Middle School Band Camp, Performing Arts High School Workshop and a range of sports camps. More than 8,500 young students will participate in 23 camps throughout June and July.

The topics of camps and academies running throughout the summer include science, engineering, archaeology, architecture, sports, law, music, writing and language for children and teens. The camps help students expand their horizons through hands-on activities and open their minds to opportunities in higher education.

Each camp offers participants the chance to have fun, make friends and learn something new. For many attendees, it will be the first experience at a top-quality institution of higher education.

Summer camp highlights for this week:

  • Middle School Band Camp offers a one-week, fun-filled experience for young musicians. Students must have one year of playing experience and be an incoming seventh, eighth or ninth grader. Campers will receive musical instruction from some of the finest professional musicians in South Texas. The sessions will feature concert band, jazz band, master classes, sectionals and electives, plus recreation and a carnival.
  • The Performing Arts High School Workshop runs June 23-29. It is an intensive workshop for students interested in performing onstage and working behind the scenes. Instructors are professional directors and choreographers, or set, costume and lighting designers and technicians. Students choose the performance track or technical theater track, then receive instruction in related areas including acting, voice, dance, theater history, music theory, set building, scene painting, lighting, costuming, stage properties and more. Outstanding students may be chosen to work in UTSA Lyric Theatre productions in the fall.
  • UTSA Athletics will host baseball, basketball, soccer and softball camps to help kids develop their skills through practice and friendly competition in a fun and challenging environment.

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For details on availability, registration and more, visit the UTSA Summer Camps website with a listing of all UTSA camps and links to find the one that's just right for you and your child.

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Football standouts make Roadrunner history

For Ashaad Mabry and Triston Wade, football is not just a passing fancy. Both players were part of the UTSA football program almost from the beginning. When UTSA opens the 2015 season Thursday at Arizona, it will be the first time the Roadrunners take the field without them. But Mabry and Wade will still be playing football; their uniforms will just be a different color.

Mabry, a defensive tackle from San Antonio's MacArthur High School, was an honorable mention All-Conference USA selection his final two seasons as a Roadrunner and second among the team's defensive linemen with 49 tackles last year. Wade, a defensive back from Tyler, was the most decorated player in school history. He was a semifinalist for the 2014 Jim Thorpe Award – for the nation's top defensive back – a three-time all-conference honoree and two-year team captain who set a school record of 293 tackles in his career. Both men had outstanding college careers that allowed them to make UTSA history.

Did you know? Mabry and Wade both agreed to terms as undrafted free agents with the New Orleans Saints and Seattle Seahawks, respectively, becoming the first UTSA players to move to the professional ranks.

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