In the land of Illinois, sandwiched between the dazzling city of Chicago and the mighty Mississippi River, live some of the most talented, toe-tapping, trumpet-tooting kids you've ever seen! This isn't your ordinary state, oh no! This is a state where music doesn't just happen, it leaps into life with a swing and a smile! Our story begins with a cool character named Jazzy Joe. Jazzy Joe isn't your typical Illinoisan. He's a walking, talking saxophone with the sleekest silver body, a pair of hip sunglasses, and the biggest, brassiest laugh you've ever heard. He's the state's unofficial music mascot, moving from town to town, inspiring kids to take up musical activities. He loves nothing more than the sound of kids making music! The kids in Illinois are spectacular! They're not just blowing hot air into their instruments; they're breathing life into them! They can make a violin sing the sweetest melodies, a drum beat the happiest rhythm, and a piano dance to the most cheery tunes. Every day, from Rockford to Carbondale, the kids gather in school bands, garage rock groups, and even atop the tallest of haystacks, to make the most magical, musical sounds! They strum, they beat, they pick, they blow – creating a symphony of joy that echos across the state. And Jazzy Joe? He's there, too, striding through the cornfields, shimmying through the cities, with the proud, booming laugh for every brave child who picks up an instrument and plays their heart out. So, if you ever find yourself in Illinois, listen out for the enchanting music filling the air, and you just might spot Jazzy Joe, the state’s coolest, jazziest music mentor!

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best music programs in Wheeling, IL

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Swift Nature Camp is the perfect place for your child to spend their summer! Our overnight camp for boys and girls ages 6-15 is located in beautiful Wisconsin. We offer a unique blend of traditional summer camp activities and environmental education to help kids increase their appreciation for nature, science, and the environment. We’ve got it all – fun, friendships, adventure trips, and nature! Spend your summer with us – you’ll never forget it!

Minong, WI 54859
4.5(4 reviews)
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At Ramah Day Camp, we’re proud to provide a safe, nurturing environment for young Jewish campers to learn and grow. Every day is an opportunity to experience the joy of being surrounded by smiling faces, all of whom are engaged in the fun and meaningful activities that make up a camp day. Whether we’re playing pillow polo baseball, hiking in our “secret” prairie, or learning a new Israeli dance, the joy of being in a familial atmosphere is just the beginning. Campers also leave with a strong appreciation of their Jewish heritage, as they learn and grow with the values that are so fundamental to who we are.

Wheeling, IL 60090-6034
5(3 reviews)