June 20-26, 2021
Tuition rates for summer 2021 will be available beginning December 1, 2020.
Private lessons may be purchased for an additional $60.00 during registration.
Members of 2021 TMEA/ATSSB All-State Ensembles are eligible for a tuition discount. Please see Coupon Codes for more information.
The High School Band/Honors Wind Ensemble Camp is designed for musicians ranging from the most talented and proficient to the less experienced. It is open to entering grades 9, 10, 11, or 12. This session features four concert bands each conducted by recognized outstanding conductors from around the state of Texas. The program includes sectionals, master classes, elective study, supervised practice, and optional private lessons. Students who have completed the 8th grade may register for High School Band/Honors Wind Ensemble Camp and/or Middle School Band Camp.
All students will audition for placement on the first day of camp. Students wishing to be considered for placement in Honors Wind Ensemble will be required to prepare and perform an additional audition excerpt that will be distributed online approximately four weeks prior to the start of camp.
This camp culminates with a required student performance.
Typical Daily Schedule
Monday through Friday, camp will follow the same general schedule. Each student’s individual schedule will vary slightly depending on their ensemble placement.
|Residential Campers||Commmuter Campers|
|8:30 AM||Student Drop-Off (anytime between 8:30 and 8:50 AM)|
|9:00 AM||Morning Rehearsals & Sectionals|
|Midday||Lunch (times vary by ensemble)|
|Afternoon||Afternoon Rehearsals & Sectionals|
|3:30 PM||Afternoon Recreation Activities/Masterclasses|
|5:00 PM||Dinner||Student Pick-Up (5:15 PM)|
|6:30 PM||Evening Recreation, Concert, or Banquet (Friday)|
|9:30 PM||Evening Dorm Time|
|10:30 PM||Lights Out!|
Students who elect to take private lessons will be scheduled individually during morning or afternoon rehearsal times. For additional schedule information, including arrival and departure days, please visit the High School Band/Honors Wind Ensemble Camp Guide.
Specialists on each instrument will hear each camper’s individual audition. Based on this audition, each camper will be placed in the ensemble best suited for his/her playing ability. Please remember that all of our campers are outstanding musicians and are often the top players from their schools/regions. Audition results are carefully tabulated and checked by camp staff. Band assignments will not be altered after posting. Results will be announced at the conclusion of the 6:00 p.m. camp meeting and parents will be notified via email soon thereafter. Campers are encouraged to contact their parents with their band placement.
Audition music has been selected to make a critical judgment of the camper’s current ability. The camper should be adequately prepared to play his/her best. It is not necessary to memorize any of the audition music. Audition music and instructions will be posted online.
For additional camp details, visit the High School Band/Honors Wind Ensemble Camp Guide.
Parents and students registered for camp should also please review the 2021 Longhorn Music Camp Handbook (will be available from this page not later than December 1, 2020).