JUNE 2-6, 2024
Registration Deadline: May 17, 2024
Resident Camper: $425
Commuter: $325 (commuters are responsible for all parking expenses)
SAMPLE SCHEDULE *Note: this is a sample only, and is subject to change
The Junior High School Band Camp is a unique opportunity for young woodwind, brass, and percussion players to experience the band experience outside of their own school program. The camp is structured to improve individual performance skills, while allowing the campers to interact with other young musicians in music and socially.
A Typical Day at Camp
Each day will be filled with music instruction and social activities. A typical day will include:
- full band rehearsal
- class lessons
- music elective
- recreation time
- afternoon and night activities
Afternoon & Night Activities
Afternoon and night activities will vary day-to-day. Activities will include:
- movie night
- dance night
- visits to the University Game Room
- outdoor recreation
The campers are taught by outstanding junior high and high school band directors and musicians from across the state. Each faculty member has vast experience in training and rehearsing young band musicians.
Auditions will be held the first day of the camp, immediately following camper check-in. Each camper should have a prepared piece of 1-2 minutes that will demonstrate his/her best playing ability. The audition will also consist of major scales and the chromatic scale. Percussionists should be prepared to perform a snare etude, a keyboard etude, snare rudiments and scales on the keyboard.
The last night of the camp will feature a Grand Concert, with all of the bands performing for parents and friends. The camp will be officially concluded at the end of the concert.
School of Music
Sam Houston State University
1751 Avenue I, Huntsville, TX 77340
A Member of the Texas State University System