June 6-12, 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.
Middle School Band Camp is designed to accommodate musicians ranging from the most talented and proficient to the less experienced, with a minimum of one year of training on their chosen instrument. It is open to students entering grades 7, 8 or 9. The concert bands are conducted by outstanding band directors from around the state. This session provides an excellent opportunity for young musicians to improve their individual performance skills. Instruction includes rehearsals, sectionals, master classes, supervised practice, and optional private lessons. Students who have completed the 8th grade may register for Middle School Band Camp and/or High School Band Camp.
The 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|
|8:00 AM||Student Drop-Off (anytime between 8 and 8:20 AM)|
|8:30 AM||All-Camp Meeting|
|9:00 AM||Morning Rehearsals & Sectionals|
|Midday||Lunch (times vary by ensemble)|
|Afternoon||Afternoon Rehearsals & Sectionals|
|2:30 PM||Instrumental Masterclasses|
|3:30 PM||Afternoon Recreation Activities|
|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 Middle School Band 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 Middle School Band 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).