June Music & Dance Week

3rd Annual Dates : June 18-24, 2017

AboutMusic StaffClassesRegistrationKeep In Touch!

About June MAD Week:

“This was a fantastic experience at every level.”   
“Teachers = World Class”  
“Best time of my life!!”

Wheatland’s June Music & Dance Week (formerly Wheatland Music Camp) is dedicated to providing an immersive musical and educational experience for those looking to enhance their current skills and/or build a solid foundation in a new area.

Wheatland’s June MAD Week Music Staff consists of nationally and internationally renowned musician-instructors, including Grammy and IBMA award winning artists.  Camp attendees experience week-long, first-class instruction from the best-of-the-best on today’s Traditional Music scene:


Fiddle | Banjo | Mandolin | Guitar | Stand-Up Bass | Dobro | Ukulele
Pedal Steel & Slide Guitar | Accordion | Harmonica | Voice

In addition to daytime classes, attendees also enjoy and participate in evening activities such as: 

Jam Sessions of various levels and genres

Dances such as Squares, Contras, Cajun & Zydeco, Honky Tonk

Performances by Campers and Music Staff

Other Special Events:

  • Play and sing Cowboy Campfire Songs around the campfire
  • For Honky Tonk Night, attendees get to sing Honky Tonk standards backed by an all-star music-staff band for an all-out Honky Tonk Dance
  • At Cajun & Zydeco Culture Hour our music-staff presents Cajun and Zydeco history, share their personal relationships to Cajun & Zydeco culture, play a little bit of music, and take questions from attendees, all while stirring up a big pot of gumbo for everyone to enjoy at the end of the hour!
  • And more!

This will be some serious quality time at Wheatland, don’t miss out!

Who is June MAD Week for?

All levels of players are welcome!  Whether you are a beginner or veteran, you will be sure to leave camp with a markedly enhanced ability in your area of interest (and a boat-load of new friends!).  While June MAD Week is designed for adults, young folks able to sustain an adult level of participation are welcome (parent or guardian required for Attendees under 18 years old).


June MAD Week takes place on the beautiful Wheatland Music Festival Site, located just West of Remus, MI.  The Main Gate entrance is located just west of 5161 Pierce Rd, Remus, MI 49340.

More Music Staff to be announced shortly,

Click on the name to read bio, view video, and learn more about their classes.

Kevin Aucoin
(Bayou DeVille)
Percussion | Cajun Band

Bruce BaumanBeginning Fiddle

David BowenIrish/Celtic Guitar

Banjo-Jim FoerchBeginning Banjo | Beginning Guitar | Beginning Harmonica

Bruce GartnerMini-Lessons: Tune-Writing; Mandolin; Fiddle

David GreelyCajun Singing | Harmony Singing | Cajun Band

Becky Hill
A Survey of Traditional Dance

Drew HowardDobro | Pedal & Lap Steel | Slide Guitar

Jim HurstIntermediate Flatpicking Guitar | Advanced Flatpicking Guitar
Bluegrass Band

Don Julin
Beginning Mandolin | Intermediate Mandolin
Advanced Mandolin

Bo Ledet
(Bayou DeVille)
Intermediate Cajun Fiddle | Cajun Band

Roger Little
Beginning Accordion

Patrick Ourceau
Intermediate Irish Fiddle | Advanced Irish Fiddle

Mark PalmsOld Time Guitar Accompaniment & Techniques
Old Time Songs & Guitar Accompaniment
Old Time Band

Peter Madcat RuthIntermediate Harmonica | Advanced Harmonica
Intermediate-Advanced Ukulele

Rafe StefaniniIntermediate Old Time Fiddle | Advanced Old Time Fiddle
Old Time Band

Mark Stoltz
Dance: Cajun, Zydeco & Waltz

Travis Stuart
Intermediate Old Time (Clawhammer) Banjo
Advanced Old Time (Clawhammer) Banjo
Old Time Band

 Frank Youngman

Music Theory | Harmony Singing | Beginner-Intermediate Ukulele

Click on the class title to read the
course description, prerequisites, and instructor info!
Remaining descriptions available soon.  Classes subject to change.


Beginning Fiddle 
Intermediate Old Time | Intermediate Irish | Intermediate Cajun | Intermediate Bluegrass
Advanced Old Time | Advanced Irish | Advanced Cajun | Advanced Bluegrass 


Beginning Guitar
Old Time Songs & Accompaniment
Old Time Accompaniment & Techniques | Irish/Celtic
Dobro | Pedal & Lap Steel | Bottleneck Slide
Intermediate Flatpicking | Advanced Flatpicking


Beginning Banjo
Intermediate Old Time (Clawhammer) | Intermediate Bluegrass (Fingerpicking)
Advanced Old Time (Clawhammer) | Advanced Bluegrass (Fingerpicking)


Beginning Mandolin
Intermediate Mandolin | Advanced Mandolin


Cajun, Zydeco & Waltz Instruction
A Survey of Traditional Dance


Beginning Harmonica
Intermediate Harmonica | Advanced Harmonica


Form your own band with guidance from members of our music staff!

Old Time Band | Cajun Band | Bluegrass Band


Sound (Equipment) 101
Harmony Singing | Cajun Singing | Music Theory | Percussion
Stand-Up Bass | Beginner-Intermediate Ukulele | Intermediate-Advanced Ukulele
Morning Yoga | Songwriting | Beginning Accordion | Cajun & Zydeco Accordion


Attendees must register in advance – limited spaces available!  Early registration deadline is June 1st.  Final registration deadline is Wednesday, June 14th, 2017.

How Do I Register?

  1. Online
    1. Pay admission fee via the online Store
    2. Complete and submit the 2017 Registration Form to the WMO Office by:
      • email: wmo.office@wheatlandmusic.org
      • mail: WMO, PO Box 22, Remus, MI 49340
      • or fax: 989-967-8562
  2. By Phone
    1. Call the WMO Office with a debit/credit card to complete the registration process by phone.
      • 989-967-8879 | 989-967-8561
  3. By Mail
    1. Print, complete, and return the 2017 Registration Form with payment included
      • WMO, PO Box 22, Remus, MI 49340

What is the cost of admission?

Attendee: $500 (add $50 if registering after June 1st) + $5 processing w/debit or credit card
  • Participation in Daytime Classes & Evening Events
  • Meals & Snacks included (Sun. evening – Sat. morning)
  • Week-long camping included (Sun. afternoon – Sat. morning)
  • Use of Bathroom & Shower facilities included
  • Includes June MAD Week T-Shirt
  • SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE on a first-come, first-served basis
  • WORK STUDY OPTIONS available for a reduced admission fee
Partner/Guardian: $200 (add $50 if registering after June 1st) + $5 processing w/debit or credit card
  • Attendance for all Evening Events
  • Meals & Snacks included (Sun. evening – Sat. morning)
  • Week-long camping included (Sun. afternoon – Sat. morning)
  • Use of Bathroom & Shower facilities included
Evening Admission (Saturday morning free & open to the Public)
  • Open to the public after 5pm, Sunday – Friday Evenings
  • $10 per night (or $50 for 6 nights)
  • $10 per meal if dining on-site
  • Please check in at the Info Booth upon arrival

Refund Policy: Week-long Admission Fees are fully refundable until June 1st.

  • On-site camping, food and shower services are included in the registration fee.
  • Low-amp electrical service (15-20 amp) available for an additional $75 fee on a first-come, first-served basis.  Please indicate on the Registration Form if you would like this service provided.  Contact the office for more information.
  • Generators are permitted in designated Generator-friendly camping areas.
  • June MAD Week will take place on the Wheatland Music Festival Site just west of Remus, MI (5161 Pierce Rd, Remus, MI 49340).

Keep In Touch!

  • Keep in touch with Campers and Music Staff by joining the “June MAD Week” Group on Facebook!
  • If you have any questions, please contact the WMO Office at 989-967-8879 or wmo.office@wheatlandmusic.org.
  • Stay connected with WMO via Facebook.
  • You can also be added to Wheatland’s monthly eNews and QuarterNotes mailing lists by calling 989-967-8879 or emailing wmo.office@wheatlandmusic.org.

2nd Annual June MAD Week 2016

1st Annual June MAD Week 2015